Rising. The irruption of young talents in this edition of the US Open it is an absolute certainty. Emma Raducanu (150 °) It is one of those names that was planted in American cement and is ready to make great history. With his victory against the local Shelby Rogers (43rd) by a blunt 6-2 and 6-1, the 18-year-old Briton took a ticket to the quarter finals of the last Major it’s from the season.
After advancing to the next instance, the European tennis player achieved match the record from Barbara Gerken and Kaia Kanepi like the only players from the qualy that they could get among the best 8 of the United States Open.
After winning their corresponding qualifying round matches and accessing the main draw (absolute premiere), the current N ° 150 of the WTA ranking started his way in the contest bending the switzerland Stefanie Vogele (128 °) by 6-2 and 6-3. His next rival was the Chinese Shuai Zhang (49th) which he defeated 6-2 and 6-4 and in the third round he eliminated the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo (41 °) 6-0 and 6-1.
In the 2017 edition, Kanepi, born in Estonia and who became number 15 in the world and won 4 titles, had made it to the main draw in Flushing Meadows after sorting through the qualifying stages. In that tournament, the current N ° 70 would fall before the American Madyson keys in the quarter finals by a double 6-3.
The first tennis player to achieve this record was Gerken, born in the United States and whose best ranking was N ° 55. On 1981, she got into the top 8 of the US Open although she ended up succumbing in that instance.