Sensation at the US Open – Emma Raducanu wins New York teenagers final
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September 12, 2021
– Emma Raducanu wins New York Teenagers Finals
This has never happened before: Two unseeded players contested the final of the US Open. The 18-year-old British beat the slightly older Canadian Leylah Fernandez.
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The only 18-year-old Emma Raducanu sensationally won the US Open and made tennis history with her victory. The Briton was the first to qualify for the title in a major tournament on Saturday. The number 150 in the world rankings defeated the Canadian Leylah Fernandez, who was just over two months older, 6: 4, 6: 3 and achieved the greatest success of her career without losing a single set in the entire tournament. “I hope that we will still play against each other in many tournaments – and finals,” said Raducanu.
Fernandez’s entry into the final, who had defeated former US Open winners Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka in the previous round, was also a big surprise. «I would like to say that I hope to be here again in this final. And then with a trophy, the right one, “said Fernandez, saying on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:” I hope that I can be as strong and resilient as New York has been for the past 20 years . “
First major final with two unset players
The duel between the two was the first major final of two unseeded players. The last time there were two teenagers in a Grand Slam final was 1999, when Serena Williams beat Martina Hingis.
Raducanu got the first break to 2-0, but immediately conceded the rebreak in the first set. The spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium occasionally saw spectacular rallies. After 58 minutes, Raducanu got the first round with the second break to 6: 4.
In the second set Fernandez managed the first break to make it 2: 1, this time Raducanu equalized immediately and countered with another break to make it 4: 2. Fernandez was able to fend off two match points and shorten them to 3: 5 with a break chance of his own before Raducanu suffered a bleeding knee and had her nerves under control after the treatment break. After 1:51 hour, the British used the third match point and made the win with an ace perfect.