Emma Raducanu reaches US Open final in New York

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13 Sep 2021
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Raducanu at 18, extended her dream run with a 6-1, 6-4 victory in which her dominance again almost defied belief. She is the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final and will play another teenager Leylah Fernandez on Saturday. Raducanu is the first British woman in a major single final in 44 years.
Raducanu immediately dropped her racquet on the court and covered her mouth with both hands, after confidently swatting away a volley on her first match point. This win puts her in the top 30 of the world ranking. Greg Rusedski, the former British number one said that her performance against Sakkari was “worthy of a world number one”. "The time in New York has gone so quickly, I've been taking care of each day and three weeks later I'm in the final. I actually can't believe it," Raducanu said. With a place in the US Open final beckoning, there were no signs of nerves as she sealed victory with a forehand volley.

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