Emma Raducanu’s prowess not only exceeds British tennis, one of the great schools, but the whole world of the WTA.
The first classified to reach a Grand Slam final in the professional era by defeating Greek Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4, Seventeenth favorite, in their second great tournament they are a sample of it.
The 18 sets he played in New York in his pocket only show his game, attitude and performance across three games in the qualifying rounds and six in the main draw.
However, the most notable thing is that in Flushing Meadows they have not seen a British champion since Virginia Wade won it in 1968, a player who is the last to win a Grand Slam title, doing it at Wimbledon 1977.
Total, British women’s tennis has only achieved five Grand Slam winning trophies in the Open Era, something that Emma Raducanu intends to expand in this US Open 2021. Nothing more and nothing less.
-Virginia Wade: US Open 1968
-Ann Haydon-Jones: Wimbledon 1969
-Virginia Wade: Open Australia 1972
-Sue Barker: Roland Garros 1976
-Virginia Wade: Wimbledon 1978
It’s been 53 years since the last time a 🇬🇧 woman played in our singles final.
That champion, Virginia Wade, watched Emma Raducanu follow in her footsteps tonight. pic.twitter.com/1Ezvm8ZcA6
– US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2021