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Harry Kane, Michael Vaughan hail Emma Raducanu for 'amazing' achievement in US Open

Emma Raducanu completed her dream debut with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Leylah Fernandez to claim her first Grand Slam crown in the US Open.

Published: 12th September 2021 03:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2021 03:53 PM   |  A+A-

Emma Raducanu holds up the championship trophy after defeating Leylah Fernandez during the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York.

Emma Raducanu holds up the championship trophy after defeating Leylah Fernandez during the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York. (Photo | AP)

By ANI

LONDON: As Emma Raducanu's historic US Open victory made headlines around the world, the sports fraternity congratulated the 18-year-old tennis player for an "incredible and amazing" achievement on Sunday.

The British tennis player completed her dream debut with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez to claim her first Grand Slam crown in the US Open.

England star footballer Harry Kane lauded Raducanu for making the whole country proud.

"Amazing achievement @EmmaRaducanu.Done yourself and the whole country proud. Congratulations!" Kane tweeted.

Former skipper of England cricket team Michael Vaughan was left impressed with Raducanu's dominance in the US Open.

"This is incredible !! @EmmaRaducanu at 18 is bossing a US Open final ... Ridiculous," Vaughan tweeted.

Romania tennis player Simona Halep termed Raducanu's achievement in the US Open as "extraordinary".

"Extraordinary @EmmaRaducanu," Halep tweeted.

Ranked world No. 150, Raducanu had to go through three rounds of qualifying in order to reach her second Grand Slam main draw and make her US Open debut.

She did it in brutally efficient style, not dropping a set in any of her 10 matches as she fought past the likes of Belinda Bencic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist, and No. 17 Maria Sakkari.



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