The triumph of Emma Raducanu (150 °) against Leylah Fernandez (73 °) in the final of the US Open he left historical numbers in every way. Not only personally for the British, but also for the WTA circuit in general, which is going through a quite noticeable generational change.
The title of who will become the No. 23 in the world as of next Monday closed the list of Grand Slam champions in 2021, so five years have passed without a tennis player being able to repeat the trophy in a Major in the same season.
The last tennis player to do so was Angelique Kerber, the German who had a great start to the year at the Australian Open in 2016 and who closed the season with another solid performance at the US Open.
It should be noted that even before that year It was common to find tennis players who repeated a Grand Slam title in the same season, mainly with Serena Williams as the main protagonist.
In 2017, the champions were: Serena Williams (Australian Open), Jeļena Ostapenko (Roland Garros), Garbiñe Muguruza (Wimbledon) and Sloane stephens (US Open), the American who surprised the world of tennis.
The following year, in that same tournament order, Caroline wozniacki, Simona halep, Kerber and Naomi osaka they were the ones who took the Big Four.
In 2019, Osaka spun his second consecutive Grand Slam by staying with the Australian Open, Ashleigh barty added his first at Roland Garros, Halep his second, at Wimbledon, and Bianca Andreescu broke into the US Open.
In 2020 it had only three champions, because of the pandemic. Sofia Kenin won in Australia, Iga Swiatek in France and Osaka in the United States. Sure, Wimbledon could not be disputed.
And finally, 2021 has as brand new champions Osaka at the Australian Open, Barbora Krejcikova at Roland Garros, Barty at Wimbledon and now Raducanu at the US Open.
In this way, the WTA circuit has been characterized in recent years by a constant rotation, both in the top positions of the ranking and in the champions of the most important tournaments in the world.