Emma Raducanu makes tennis history with US Open final win
- 18-year-old Briton beats Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3
- Victor came through qualifying and did not lose a set
Emma Raducanu has won the US Open women’s singles, beating Leylah Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3, in a match of extraordinary intensity. After coming through qualifying to win, an unprecedented achievement, the 18-year-old Briton did not drop a set throughout the tournament.
Raducanu served first, holding to 30. In a marathon second game, Fernandez recovered from 0-40 to deuce, saved two more break points, missed chances to hold serve and ultimately was broken. But Raducanu came up with a double fault in a tight third game and was unable to consolidate her advantage. The first three games had taken 23 minutes.Continue reading…