Emma Raducanu's history-making three weeks in New York got the ultimate fairytale ending as she beat fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 to win the US Open and become Britain's first female Grand Slam champion since 1977 - and the first qualifier, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title.
Emma Raducanu was surprised as anyone to find herself in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time. Unlike at the same stage at Wimbledon where she crumbled under the magnitude of the occasion, Raducanu seemed to revel in playing inside tennis’ biggest stadium, Arthur Ashe, as she reached the last eight of the US Open on Monday night with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Shelby Rogers.
The 18-year-old Raducanu won 10 matches in a row at Flushing Meadows -- three in qualifying, seven in the main draw -- and is the first woman to win the US Open title without dropping a set since Serena Williams in 2014. | Tennis News
BBC BREAKFAST dedicated much of Saturday morning's programme to tennis player Emma Raducanu, who is the first British woman to make a major singles final in 44 years. However, some viewers felt the coverage was too much, and that other news should be shown.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph , the mother of professional players Andy and Jamie Murray, 62, said it's 'so exciting to have a new poster girl' in the British sport, and praised her 'incredible talent'.
(September 8, 2021) FLUSHING MEADOWS, New York – In just her second major championship main draw, Qualifier Emma Raducanu became the second teenager to reach the US Open semifinals, knocking off sixth seed and Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4. Raducanu, ranked 150th in the world joins Billie Jean King in 1979 and Kim […]