Radukanu, an 18-year-old youngster, has made his way from qualifying rounds to the US Open. Emma Radukanu, 18-year-old tennis player from the United Kingdom. Became the US Open champion after defeating 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez of Canada 2-0 in sets 6-4 and 6-3
by this championship. It was her first Grand Slam title. She is also the first U.S. Open champion since Virginia Wade in 1968, 53 years ago. Last time, he was also the youngest Grand Slam champion in the UK.
Throughout the tournament, world number 150 Radukanu didn’t lose a single set. The last time it happened at the US Open was when Serena Williams was the champion in 2014. The meeting between Radukanu and world number 73 Fernandez also marked the final of the year. this It was a meeting between tennis players under the age of 20, following Serena Williams and Martina Hingis in 1999,
where after the tournament Radukanu’s world rankings would jump. Goes to 23rd and will be the number one UK women’s tennis player in the rankings announcement on Monday.