18-year-old Britain’s Emma Radukanu has won the US Open women’s singles title in the absence of 23 Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and world number one Ashleigh Barty. Emma is the first British player to win a Grand Slam after 44 years. Prior to this, Virginia Wade won the title at Wimbledon in 1977. At the same time, Radukanu is also the British player to win the US Open after 1968. Virginia Wade defeated Jean King to win the title. Radukanu is also the youngest player to claim the women’s title since Maria Sharapova turned 17 at Wimbledon in 2004.
Emma defeated 19-year-old Lela Fernandes of Canada 6-4, 6-3 in the final to clinch the Grand Slam title.
Radukanu , the second player to win the title in her US Open debut, is the fourth player to reach the final on her US Open debut. Prior to him, Pam Shriver (1978), Venus Williams (1997) and Bianca Andreescu (2019) reached the finals on debut. She is the second player, after Andreescu, to win the title on her US Open debut.
Radukanu is the second woman to reach a world ranking above 100,
only the second time that a female player with a world ranking above 100 has reached the final since the world rankings were introduced in 1975. Radukanu has a ranking of 150. Prior to this, in 2009, Kim Clijsters not only reached the final of the US Open, but also captured the title.
Radukanu wins 20 sets in a row Radukanu
, playing in her second Grand Slam tournament, has won all her 20 sets at the US Open so far. It consists of three matches of the qualifying round and six matches of the main draw. Radukanu has reached the final of any Grand Slam for the first time. Moreover, Radukanu is the first woman since Angelique Kerber in 2016 to make the final of the US Open without losing a single set.
The first time since 1999, when both players were teenagers, at the Teenagers
US Open , the first time since 1999, when both players in the Women’s Finals were teenagers. British players are 18 years old while Canadian players are 19 years old. Prior to this, Serena Williams, who reached the final of the US Open in 1999, was 17 years old, while Martina Hingis was 18 years old. Williams won the trophy by defeating Hingis.
Before both, three players ranked above 50 have reached the final.
Before Radukanu and Fernandes, only three players with world ranking above 50 were able to reach the finals of US Open till today. Prior to these, only Clijsters (Unranked, 2009), Sloane Stephens (No. 83, 2017) and Venus (No. 66, 1997) have reached. Radukanu’s world ranking is 150 and Fernandes’ world ranking is 73.