The 18-year-old is the first woman from the United Kingdom to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years.
Emma Raducanu is the youngest female major champion to win a major since Maria Sharapova in 2004. She is also the youngest Briton to win a Slam. Raducanu’s win over Leylah Fernandez of Canada marks a remarkable climb, who only made her WTA main draw debut in June.
She was competing in only her second Grand Slam, having advanced as a wildcard to the fourth round of Wimbledon earlier this year.
“It means everything to hold this trophy and I don’t want to let go right now,” she told former British number one Tim Henman on Amazon Prime.
Her stunning performance at Flushing Meadows has captivated the public’s attention, and she believes that her victory will inspire others to dream big.
“Winning a Grand Slam has long been an ambition of mine.” You just say these things. “But to have the belief I did, and actually winning, I can’t believe it,” she said. “I started when I was a little girl, but I suppose the most vivid image you have is of winning and celebrating with your team, and then trying to work your way up to the box.”
“That’s been stuck in my head for a number of nights now.” “I’ve dozed off to that.”
Despite the fact that Emma Raducanu was born in Toronto to a Chinese mother and a Romanian father, she is a true British tennis product. When she was two years old, her family moved to the United Kingdom, and she has always competed as a British player.
In the last few days, Fernandez, who turned 19 on Monday, has beaten defending champion Naomi Osaka, 2016 winner Angelique Kerber, and second seed Aryna Sabalenka in New York. She’s been tenacious throughout, winning four of her last five wins at Flushing Meadows on tie-breaks. Because of her engaging personality and bold strokeplay, the teenager became a crowd favorite.
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