Radukanu wins US Open…  first major win

September 12, 2021 by archyde
Emma Radukanu (150th, UK, photo) won the ‘Teenage Match’ with Leyla Fernandes (73th, Canada) to win the first major tennis tournament in her life.

Emma Radukanu (150th, UK, photo) won the ‘Teenage Match’ with Leyla Fernandes (73th, Canada) to win the first major tennis tournament in her life.

Radukanu defeated Fernandez, born in 2002, 2-0 (6-4 6-3) in 1 hour 51 minutes in the women’s singles final on the 13th day of the tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA on the 12th (Korean time). was suppressed with

With this, Radukanu became the youngest woman to win the US Open since Serena Williams (17 years and 11 months) in 1999.

She also became the youngest woman to win a major in women’s singles since Maria Sharapova, 17, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2004.

Radukanu also set a record for the first person who passed the preliminary round to win the men’s and women’s singles event at a major event.

In particular, in the three preliminary matches and the seven finals, he won the ‘no loss of sets’ without giving away a single set.

Radukanu, who advanced to the finals of the major tournament for the first time at Wimbledon, which ended in July, and reached the fourth round, rose to the top at the next major event, the US Open, and established herself as a candidate for the new ‘tennis empress’.

After Williams (22nd, USA), who was considered ‘Empress’, won her last major singles title at the 2017 Australian Open, 12 players took turns taking turns in 17 major tournaments. have.

It is the first time in 44 years since Virginia Wade (76, retired) at Wimbledon in 1977 that a British player won the women’s singles at a major event. yunhap news

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Natasha Kumar

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