“Just to have such British legends and icons for me to follow in their footsteps, it definitely helps and gave me the belief that I could actually do it.”
Following Raducanu’s win, a delighted Henman said: “I’ve been court side for every match, best seat in the house, and to see her, the ways she’s played, and this fairytale run, I think I’m still slightly in shock, so I dread to think how she feels.
“What she has achieved, second grand slam and the way she has gone about it, she will win more of these, she is that good.
“This is not some flash in the pan or fairy tale. She is playing top five tennis. Her world will be turned upside down but she has good people around her. It will be a hell of a ride if she can stay injury free.”