The 18-year-old made history with her victory in the final of the US Open this month
The 18-year-old, who sensationally triumphed at the US Open this month without dropping a set, stayed in New York for several days after her victory as she soaked in the remarkable achievement.
And one of the highlights of Formula One fan Raducanu’s post-Grand Slam win was meeting seven-time F1 champion Hamilton.
Raducanu told BBC Breakfast: “I managed to go to some really cool events and places.
“At the Met Gala I spoke to Lewis Hamilton, which was really cool, being such a fan of motorsport and Formula One. It was really nice to see him and speak to him there.
“It was an artistic event with some great performances, and I was very honoured and grateful to have been able to go.”
It has not yet been confirmed when or where Raducanu will return to the court as she takes a well-earned rest.
Her US Open win made history as she became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Slam singles title, and the first qualifier ever – male or female – to win a major.
Hamilton was one of many to praise the teenager’s sensational rise to the top in only her first season on the WTA Tour.
The F1 icon said: “It was just incredible to see her rise, the focus that she has, the sheer determination she has.
“She’s obviously such a sweet person as well, the UK has something really to be proud of, and I’m super proud of her, I can’t wait to see what she does next.”