US Open 2021: Youngest British tennis player to win US Open, Emma Raducanu impresses Harry Kane, Michael Vaughan and others; Check reactions – As Emma Raducanu’s historic US Open victory made headlines around the world, the sports fraternity congratulated the 18-year-old tennis player for an “incredible and amazing” achievement on Sunday.
The British tennis player completed her dream debut with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez to claim her first Grand Slam crown in the US Open.
Amazing achievement @EmmaRaducanu. Done yourself and the whole country proud. Congratulations! 🏆
— Harry Kane (@HKane) September 12, 2021
US Open 2021: Former skipper of England cricket team Michael Vaughan was left impressed with Raducanu’s dominance in the US Open.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 11, 2021
US Open 2021: Romania tennis player Simona Halep termed Raducanu’s achievement in the US Open as “extraordinary”.
Extraordinary @EmmaRaducanu 👏
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) September 11, 2021
US Open 2021: Ranked world No. 150, Raducanu had to go through three rounds of qualifying in order to reach her second Grand Slam main draw and make her US Open debut.
She did it in brutally efficient style, not dropping a set in any of her 10 matches as she fought past the likes of Belinda Bencic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist, and No. 17 Maria Sakkari.
US Open 2021: 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.
She will take home $2.48m (18.3 Cr) in prize money, rise to 23 in the world rankings and will become the British number one on Monday.