Emma Raducanu made tennis history at the US Open. She is the first female qualifier to win the title at a Grand Slam tournament. Queen Elizabeth II is also impressed.
[New York -] Queen Elizabeth II congratulated the only 18 year old tennis player Emma Raducanu on winning the US Open.
“This is an impressive achievement at such a young age and proof of hard work and dedication,” wrote the head of the British Crown to the Canadian-born immigrant daughter of a Romanian and Chinese who has lived in London since she was two British flag takes off.
“I have no doubt that her outstanding performance and that of her opponent Leylah Fernandez will inspire the next generation of tennis players.”
Raducanu makes tennis history
Raducanu had defeated Fernandez, who was only two months older, 6: 4, 6: 3 in the final, making tennis history. She is the first female qualifier to win the title at a Grand Slam tournament.
Fernandez’s entry into the final, who had defeated former US Open winners Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka in the previous rounds, was also a big surprise. [dpa]