US Open Finals LIVE – Raducanu Wins Biggest Paycheque: British qualifier Emma Raducanu beat Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 in a battle of two unseeded teenagers to win the U.S. Open women’s title on Saturday. And in a process she took home $2.5m (18.3 Cr) in prize money, biggest paycheque won by any teenager ever.
Raducanu will also rise to 23 in the world rankings and will become the British number one on Monday.
US Open 2021 Finals: Emma Raducanu wins US Open and also the biggest paycheque by any teenager ever
US Open Finals LIVE – Raducanu Wins Biggest Paycheque: The 150th-ranked Raducanu is the first qualifier to win one of the four majors and the 18-year-old also became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam title.
Emma Raducanu defeated Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the US Open women’s singles final to become the first British woman to win the US Open title in 53 years. She is also the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Teens Get Rich: Prize Money for Emma Raducanu & Leylah Fernandez –
Raducanu got richer by $2.48 Million
Fernandez won – $1.25 Million
It was the only 8th match between two teenagers at the US Open in the Open era and the first since 1999.
Last time Serena Williams had defeated Martina Hingis 6-3, 7-6. Both Raducanu, 18, and Fernandez, who turned 19 this week, were yet to be born then. Follow US Open Finals LIVE updates on insidesport.co
The first Grand Slam final — men or women — to be contested by two unseeded players was an improbable matchup that no one could have predicted, featuring 150th-ranked qualifier Raducanu and little-known Fernandez ranked 73rd.
All the more remarkable was that Raducanu’s march to the title required 10 matches, including three wins in qualifying, and she did it without dropping a single set along the way.
US Open Finals LIVE The winner of the contest will take away as many as 2.5 million USD (Rs 18.3 crore) while the runner-up with finish with Rs 9.15 crore.
Road to Finals: Emma Raducanu
- Beat Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3
- Beat Sakkari 6-1, 6-4
- Beat Bencic 6-3, 6-4
- Beat Rogers 6-2, 6-1
- Beat Sorribes Tormo 6-0, 6-1
- Beat Zhang 6-2, 6-4
- Beat Voegele 6-2, 6-3
US Open Finals LIVE – Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez LIVE : Raducanu had previously earned a paycheque of 181,000 pounds at Wimbledon by making it to the last 16 but left the match in between amid a walkover due to a medical emergency.
According to the Sun, Raducanu is the first British woman to reach the major singles final for 44 years. On the other hand, Fernandez is the only fourth Canadian woman in the Open Era to advance to the last four at a Grand Slam.
Emma Raducanu 🆚 Leylah Fernandez for the #USOpen title 🏆
This is the first men’s or women’s major final featuring unseeded players since the Open Era began in 1968. pic.twitter.com/C0zUxfOP7r
— ESPN (@espn) September 10, 2021
US Open 2021 Finals- Prize money- Singles: Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez LIVE
US Open 2021 Finals LIVE – Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez LIVE: 10 Things you need to know about US Open 2021 Final
- Emma Raducanu has dropped just 27 games in 12 main-draw sets. She has 20 consecutive sets.
- She is the first Qualifier ever to reach a Grand Slam final in Open era.
- Raducanu joins Pam Shriver (1978), Venus Williams (1997) and Bianca Andreescu(2019) as the fourth player to have played the final on her US Open main draw debut.
- Only Bianca Andreescu, who defeated Serena Williams for the title two years ago in Flushing Meadows, has claimed the US Open title on her debut.
- A win in the final would see Raducanu jump to 24th in the rankings, a massive climb after starting the hardcourt major ranked 150th in the world.
- Fernandez, ranked No. 73, has now taken down three Top 5 players en route to the title tilt.
- Both Raducanu, 18, and Fernandez, who turned 19 this week, were yet to be born then.
- Fernandez is the only fourth Canadian woman in the Open Era to advance to the last four at a Grand Slam. She has followed the footsteps of Eugenie Bouchard, Bianca Andreescu and Bassett-Seguso.
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