Piers tried to get in on the Raducanu reaction after criticising her Wimbledon exit 1 week ago

Piers tried to get in on the Raducanu reaction after criticising her Wimbledon exit

Piers will literally spin and take credit for anything

Following Emma Raducanu's incredible US Open victory - the youngest woman to win a Grand Slam in 17 years - the reaction from the fans and those within the sporting world has been expectedly joyous.

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However, despite being so quick to criticise the teenager following her Wimbledon exit just a couple of months ago, it would seem Piers Morgan was not only one of the first to congratulate her on social media but seemingly take a bit of credit for having 'taken his advice'.

While there is a hint of 'elephant in the room' about this first tweet, there isn't much of note: it is just a simple and sincere congratulations. However, in the string of successive follow-ups, things arguably start to focus more on Piers himself, rather than the 18-year-old's incredible achievement.

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At this point, he carried on and was seemingly just waiting for someone to point out the obvious:

The irony of it all wasn't lost on most of Twitter either.

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Regardless, after having already labelled her a "Wimbledon choker", Piers still doubled down, claiming that most people's previous compassionate responses when she pulled out of the premier tennis tournament would have only lead to keep "quitting and losing".

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He didn't stop there: the 56-year-old then went on to share a clip of him and tennis Serena Williams icon - the most decorated female tennis player of all time - and joke of his "elite tennis credentials.

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Alongside becoming the youngest woman to win a Grand Slam title since Maria Sharapova back in 2004, Raducanu is also the first British female to reach a major final in 44 years, let alone win it.

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