‘We got through it!’ – Relentless Emma Raducanu wins historic US Open title

Emma Raducanu has completed her incredible US Open run to beat Leylah Fernandez in the final to win the tournament.

The 18-year-old was already the first qualifier to reach a major final, but she has now taken it one step further taken home the trophy.

She has also tied Pam Shriver for becoming a winner of a Slam in only her second major tournament.

Raducanu maintained her record of not dropping a single set in any of the ten matches she has played in the last three weeks.

Speaking on court after her 6-4, 6-3 win, Raducanu said: “Leylah is always going to play great tennis and fight, that is why she is in the final, I knew I would have to dig deep.

“I fell somehow and thought that would throw me off balance – I was praying not for a double fault!

“We got through it and focused on the process and mindset, that really helped in those tough times.

“It shows the future of women’s tennis and depth of the game is so great, every player in the draw has a shot at winning any tournament, I hope the next generation can follow in the steps of some of the legends, for example Billie Jean [King] right here.

“It means so much to have Virginia Wade here and also Tim Henman, British icons and for me to follow in their footsteps… it gave me the belief I could do it.”

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