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British teenager Raducanu wins US Open title

Sport 10:27 12 Sep, 2021

Emma Raducanu wins US Open title and will become the British number one

British teenager Raducanu wins US Open title

Emma Raducanu ended Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion as she beat Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open in the most thrilling style. reports citing BBC that the 18-year-old ended her scarcely believable run in New York with a 6-4 6-3 win over her 19-year-old Canadian opponent in a high-quality final.

Raducanu served for the match at 5-3 but cut her leg as she went break point down, leading to a medical time-out and a clearly irritated Fernandez expressing her frustration to the match official. However, Raducanu shrugged off the delay, saving a further breakpoint before closing out her third championship point.

Raducanu threw herself to the floor in disbelief as she fired down an ace to conclude what has been the most remarkable journey. The two shared a warm hug before Raducanu headed up the stairs at Arthur Ashe Stadium to celebrate with her support box.

Raducanu was cheered on by an emotional Virginia Wade, who was the last British woman to win a major trophy at Wimbledon in 1977. She will take home £1.8m in prize money, rise to 23 in the world rankings, and will become the British number one on Monday.