Never shown before: Raducanu (18) from qualifying tournament to US Open win

The origin of the players also yielded striking facts: both teenagers were born in Canada and not even that far away from each other. One in Montreal (Fernandez), the other in Toronto (Raducanu). They don’t really care about age either; Fernandez was born on September 6, 2002, Raducanu on November 13, 2002.

Despite this, the teenage match was quite an international affair, as Fernandez’s parents’ roots are in both Ecuador and the Philippines, and Raducanu’s in both Romania and China.

Raducanu was two springs when her family moved to London, so she now holds a British passport.


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