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Emma Raducanu Made Tennis History Again With Her U.S. Open Win

Emma Raducanu just made history again with her win at the U.S. Open. Representing the United Kingdom, Raducanu bested 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez for the win with a final score of 6-4, 6-3, in a final that was the first time it’s been exclusively teens squaring off in the final in more than 20 years.

Even before her win, Raducanu already made history as she was the first qualifier in either men’s or women’s tennis to even make it to the finals of a Grand Slam tournament. The 18 year old is now the first female British player to win a Grand Slam event in 44 years since Virginia Wade, who won Wimbledon in 1977.

The U.K. player received many praises after her victory. Queen Elizabeth herself even wrote an open letter to congratulate her. The Queen called her win a “remarkable achievement” and praised her “hard work and dedication.” 

Raducanu officially earned her spot as one of the most promising tennis stars for the future. During the U.S. Open run, she managed to win every single set. She is also set to earn $2.5 million from her record-breaking victory, which is eight times more than her previous career earnings. 

“It’s an absolute dream,” Raducanu said. “I’ve always dreamed of winning a Grand Slam. You just say these things. You say, ‘I want to win a Grand Slam.’ But to have the belief I did, and actually execute, winning a Grand Slam, I can’t believe it.”

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