- 18-year-old Emma Radukanu wins US Open women’s singles title
- She is the first British woman to win the title in 53 years.
- Radukanu reached the final without losing any set in the US Open
Britain’s 18-year-old Emma Radukanu has created history by winning the women’s singles title at the US Open. She is the first British woman to win the title in 53 years. Emma Radukanu defeated Canada’s Leilah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the coveted Grand Slam title. Both the young players reached the finals for the first time, but in the end, Emma Radukanu was defeated.
First British woman to win title after 53 years
After the victory of Emma Radukanu, the official Twitter handle of the US Open tweeted – 53 years of wait is over. Emma Radukanu is the first British woman to win the US Open women’s singles title since 1968.
Radukanu reached the final without losing any set
Radukanu has not lost any set in the US Open so far. They have won all their 18 sets including 3 matches in the qualifying round and 6 in the main draw. This is the first time since 1999 that two young women will face each other in the final of the US Open. In 1999, 17-year-old Serena Williams and 18-year-old Martina Hingis met in the title match. Youngest player after Maria SharapovaRadukanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam trophy since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977. She is also the youngest player to claim the women’s title since Maria Sharapova turned 17 at Wimbledon in 2004.Radukanu and Fernandez have many similarities
Both are fast and agile. He is adept at delivering even the toughest shots to the other side with ease. They don’t care about their more famous and experienced rivals. Both are teenagers. Unseeded at the US Open. In the US Open, she is getting immense support from the audience and she has reached the final of a Grand Slam for the first time.