Emma Radukanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 40 years.
Britain’s Emma Raducanu defeated Canada’s 19-year-old Leyla Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to win the US Open Women’s Championship to capture her maiden Grand Slam title. did. Radukanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 40 years.Also Read – US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic reaches final; Daniil will face Medvedev for the 21st Grand Slam
She is the first woman since Serena Williams in 2014 to win the US Open without losing a set. Radukanu is the youngest Grand Slam champion after Russia’s Maria Sharapova won the 2004 Wimbledon at the age of 17. Also Read – US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic reaches quarter-finals by defeating American Jenson Brooksby
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has sent a message to congratulate Radukanu on her “remarkable achievement” of winning the US Open. “I congratulate you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championship,” read the Queen’s personal message posted on the royal family’s website. Also Read – US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka crashes out of third round, breaks racket in anger
The statement further said, “It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and a testament to your hard work and dedication. I have no doubt that you and your rival Leyla Fernandez’s outstanding performance will inspire the next generation of tennis players.”
Radukanu, ranked world number 150, is the lowest-ranked player to win a US Open title. It is believed that by Monday she will reach the 23rd rank.
Radukanu created history by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam singles title. She became the first qualifier to make it to the Grand Slam final on Thursday.
Radukanu blended power and accuracy in the opening two sets, as he had done in all his previous matches. Against world No. 73 Fernandez, Radukanu’s scored 22 winners against Fernandez’s 18.