UK’s Raducanu makes history with U.S. Open victory

UK’s Raducanu makes history with U.S. Open victory

UK’s Raducanu makes history with U.S. Open victory

Written by Amani Nilar

12 Sep, 2021 | 7:16 pm

(News 1st): Britain’s 18-year-old Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier to capture a Grand Slam title as she defeated Canada’s 19-year old Leylah Fernandez at the U.S. Open women’s tennis final on Saturday.

The 150th-ranked Raducanu completed her Grand Slam fairy-tale by beating Fernandez in straight sets – 6-4, 6-3 – to be crowned champion.

She is also the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam title.

Raducanu is the youngest US Open champion since Serena Williams in 1999 and the first U.S. Open women’s champion not to drop a set since Williams in 2014.

She also became the youngest Grand Slam champion since 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won at Wimbledon in 2004.

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