Raducanu, an American dream: the best of the final in 3 ‘
Schoofs, Bolkvadze, Sherif in the qualifiers. Voegele, Zhang, Sorribes Tormo, Rogers, Bencic, Sakkari and Fernandez in the main draw. The opponent who has conceded the most games in a set was the Georgian Bolkvadze (cinque) in the second round of which. The others never went beyond four. In short, we are talking about a domain from which not even the other teenager, the Canadian left-handed, has been able to escape.
The pass of Raducanu, is the decisive extension
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Emma Raducanu celebrates the title won at the US Open 2021 over Leylah Fernandez at the age of 18
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Raducanu immediately imposed a very high pace and, in a very hard-fought game, from 16 points, he snatched the serve from Fernandez on the sixth chance. The Canadian, however, is a fighter and gets the immediate counterbreak by running from one side of the Ashe to the other and enhancing its defense skills. Fernandez responds blow for blow and forces the British, in the seventh game, to demand the maximum from her forehand.
The straight along the line is impregnable for Fernandez, in Raducanu the first set
Al quarto set-point Fernandez cede 6-4, nailed by 50% of prime in the field, always forced to chase and to defuse the greater power of Raducanu, equipped instead with a more profitable service. At the start of the second set, the Ecuadorian and Filipino-born tennis player survives a 0-40 and breaks in the third game. Push with the forehand and courage she is not lacking, but Raducanu risks and is rewarded by finding not only the counterbreak but even a 3-in-a-row from 1-2 to 5-2.
What a slip of Raducanu, the British is forced to medical timeout
Fernandez cancels two match points and on 30-40 sees the game stop due to a slip by the Romanian and Chinese tennis player who on the concrete gives her a cut. After the medical time-out, the Brit cancels both the first and the second chance of 5-4 and, with an ace, issues the sentence for 6-4 6-3 in one hour and 51 minutes. A Leylah Fernandez, who perhaps paid for a bit of fatigue, remains the pride of a extraordinary path in which he passed one after another Konjuh, Kanepi, Osaka, Kerber, Svitolina and Sabalenka.
Emma Raducanu, who without considering the major she has not yet won a match in the WTA major circuit, she is the youngest to win a Grand Slam since the 17 year old Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2004. The last to win the US Open without losing a single set was Serena Williams in 2014. British tennis, on the other hand, was waiting for a women’s Grand Slam success from Virginia Wade a Wimbledon 1977. Indelible names in the history of tennis and from today the new number 23 of the world (it was 150 at the beginning of the tournament) is part of it passing through the main door.
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