Britain’s long wait is over
Emma Radukanu is the first British woman since 1968 to win the US Open women’s singles title. Prior to this, Virginia Wade won the US Open title for Britain in 1968, while Wimbledon in 1977. She was the last woman to win a Grand Slam for Britain. That is, after 44 years a British woman won a Grand Slam.
parents are romanian
Emma’s parents Ian and Rini are from Bucharest, Romania. They later shifted to Canada, where Emma was born. When Emma was two years old, the whole family moved to Britain. Interestingly, Emma’s role model is Simona Halep, who is from Romania.
Both have close ties with Canada
Interestingly, both the players who reached the US Open, apart from being young, have a deep connection with Canada. Leilah was representing Canada while Emma was born on November 13, 2002 in Toronto, Canada.
This happened for the first time since 1999
Emma is 18 years old, while her opposition player, Leilah, is 19. Looking at the record, this is the first time since 1999 that two young men were face to face in the final of the US Open. In 1999, the title match was played between 17-year-old Serena Williams and 18-year-old Martina Hingis. Serena won this match.