No woman in history had previously won a Major without at least taking part in four. She is the first qualifier, man or woman, to give a victory speech at a Major.
Emma Raducanu, ranked 150th, was the first British woman in 44 years to win a Slam crown after dispatching 73rd-ranked left-hander Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.
She has seen movies about 9/11 and asked her parents, who live with her in Florida after the family moved from Canada, to tell her more.
Ema Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, on Sept 11, will play, at Flushing Meadows, the first major final between two teens since the 1999 US Open, when Serena Williams, 17, defeated Martina Hingis, 18.
The BNP Paribas Open, set for October 4-17, is returning to the Southern California desert for the first time since 2019. It was delayed last year and again in March.
Raducanu has won all 16 sets she has contested through eight matches in New York — three during the qualifying rounds and another five in the main draw.
With no players from the United States left to pull for, U.S. Open fans are adopting their neighbours from the North - Leylah and 21-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime for the women's and men's titles.
This was Osaka’s first Slam tournament since she pulled out of the French Open before the second round to take a mental health break.