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How Emma Raducanu, 18-Year-Old US Open Winner, Made Tennis History

Added 09-12-21 03:07:01pm EST - “At only 18 years old, she's the youngest player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament since 2004. She's also the first female British player to win a Grand Slam event in 44 years.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “How Emma Raducanu, 18-Year-Old US Open Winner, Made Tennis History”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada during their women's singles final match on Day 13 of the 2021 US Open on Saturday. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada during their women's singles final match on Day 13 of the 2021 US Open on Saturday.

At only 18 years old, she accomplished a feat on Saturday that very few could have predicted, winning the U.S. Open title. Representing the United Kingdom, Raducanu bested 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez for the win with a final score of 6-4, 6-3, in a final that was already an anomaly as the first time it's been exclusively teens squaring off in the final in more than 20 years.

Raducanu's performance at the U.S. Open had already made history even before her win: she competed as a qualifier, and was the first qualifier in either men's or women's tennis to even make it the finals of a Grand Slam tournament, according to CNN.

Although Raducanu has dual citizenship in Canada and the U.K., her monumental win is a big deal for Britain in particular; she's the first female British player to win a Grand Slam event in 44 years. The last was Virginia Wade, who won Wimbledon in 1977.

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