Is Emma Raducanu the next female superstar?

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Emma Raducanu with US Open trophy

Emma Raducanu has defied all odds to win this year’s US Open Final; the 18-year-old Brit is the youngest British Grand Slam finalist in the last 62 years.

She was the first qualifier among both males and females to make it to a major final, which shows how special she actually is. Raducanu is currently ranked 23rd in the world rankings after her historic victory.

The final between Raducanu and Fernandez was only the eighth time two teenagers have faced off in a Grand Slam Final in the open era. The two have shattered all odds to reach the final.

Emma Raducanu: A Superstar in The Making

Born on November 13, 2002, Emma Raducanu is a British national. Raducanu has always had that spark inside her. She flourished in her junior career, reaching the quarterfinals of both the US Open and the French Open while also winning three ITF Circuit titles. 

Emma attempted to qualify for Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019 but couldn’t make it past the first qualifying rounds; however, in the 2021 edition, she surprised everyone and silenced all her doubters when she made it to the fourth round. Raducanu defeated Vitalia Diatchenko, Marketa Vondrousova, and Sorana Cirstea to reach the fourth round, in which she retired following the second set due to breathing difficulties against Ajla Tomlijanovic

With this run, she became the youngest British woman to reach the Wimbledon third round since Elena Baltacha in 2002 and the youngest to reach the fourth round in the Open Era.

The 2021 US Open

Although Raducanu had announced her arrival with the Wimbledon run, she solidified her potential with her heroics in the 2021 US Open Final. She defied all odds and predictions and cruised to the final without losing a single set. 

During her qualifying rounds, she defeated Bibiane Schoofs, Mariam Bolkvadze, and Mayar Sherif to make it to the main draw without dropping a single set.

During the main draw, she defeated Stefanie Voegele and Zhang Shuai; Shuai had beaten Raducanu before, but this time Raducanu dropped her in straight sets to set the record straight. She then defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo and Shelby Rogers to reach the last eight.

She faced off against Belinda Bencic in the quarters and took her down in a relatively easy 6-3 6-4 victory. With her 6-1 6-4 win over Maria Skkari, Raducanu became the first qualifier, male or female, to make it to a Grand Slam Final. 

Raducanu also became the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam Final in 44 years and the first in 53 years to make it to the US Open Final. 

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Even though Leylah Fernandez is the favorite to clinch the title due to her wins against Naomi Osaka, Angelique Kerber, and Aryna Sabalenka, who were all among the top seeds coming into the tournament; some experts believe that Raducanu might end up surprising everyone.

Is Emma Raducanu the Next Female Superstar?

Experts and pundits alike see a lot of potential in Raducanu; many believe she has no ceiling and can end up being one of the greatest to ever grace the game.

This final showdown was special in its own way, with two of the biggest sensations in tennis taking on each other. Furthermore, this is a matchup that we might end up seeing more often in the future, similar to those Nadal-Djokovic or Nadal-Federer matchups.

Raducanu is undoubtedly the next female superstar in tennis; she has the talent and the mindset to be the next big thing if she carries on the way she has started her career.

 

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