Emma Raducanu: Jimmy hails ‘fabulous win’
Jimmy Cricket was among the millions of Britons to enjoy Emma Raducanu’s historic US Open victory.
Raducanu, 18, ended Britain’s 44-year wait for a women’s Grand Slam singles champion as she beat Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open.
She completed her fairytale in New York with a 6-4 6-3 win over her 19-year-old Canadian opponent in the final.
Jimmy reflected: “Wow what a fabulous win from Emma this evening! #staroftennisformanyyearstocome”
Raducanu had broken a host of records on the way to her startling success, becoming the:
- First British female winner at Flushing Meadows since Virginia Wade in 1968 (Wade also won Wimbledon in 1977)
- Youngest women’s Slam champion since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004
- First woman to win the US Open without dropping a set since Serena Williams in 2014
- First qualifier in the Open era to win a Slam
- Youngest Briton to win a Grand Slam title
She also won £1.8m in prize money and rose to 23 in the world rankings.
In addition to all that, Raducanu became British tennis number one on Monday.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided men’s US Open final.
Second seed Medvedev, 25, had lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but remained composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win.
World number one Djokovic had already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year.