Emma Raducanu Takes Tennis World By Storm
The young player has made history following US Open win.
At just 18 years old, Raducanu has become the first qualifier, and the first British woman for 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title. The tennis player has shot to international stardom, since beating 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez in Saturday’s match 6-4, 6-3.
The Queen has spoken out, declaring that the teen is “outstanding” – calling her victory a “remarkable achievement” which will inspire the upcoming generation of tennis players. The British beauty did not miss a set on the way to securing her win – she maintained poise, composure, and above all; resilience.
The extraordinary performance makes Raducanu the youngest grand slam singles champion since 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, back in 2004.
Post-match, a delighted Raducanu praised the “strong” future of women’s tennis, exclaiming “hopefully we’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of some of the legends that have played and that are playing right now”.
Martina Navratilova, winner of 18 grand slam titles, tweeted “a star is born” following Raducanu’s win.
The media have dubbed the British champion a commercial superstar, with expectations that Raducanu could go on to be the first billion-dollar sports star. Indeed, according to PR expert, Mark Borkowski, who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin –Raducanu has a charisma and mental strength that cannot be taught, making her a lucrative figure for endorsers.
Many young, aspiring players will be looking up to Raducanu following her major win – as a role model and future tennis legend, all we can say is watch this space!
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