Emma Raducanu Makes Honest Admission After Her Parents Were Forced To Miss the Historic US Open 2021 Finals

Published 09/12/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Yesterday, British teenager Emma Raducanu created history today by being the first player to win a Major as a qualifier. She was up against another upcoming talent, Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez. They competed in the final of the US Open 2021. Both players will certainly go down in history on their recent stints. 

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After winning the title, Emma Raducanu spoke about her parents. She wished they had been there along with her and that they could all celebrate this memorable moment together. At the same time, she knows they were watching the match and that she made them proud by winning the title.

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; (L-R) Leylah Fernandez of Canada and Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrate with the finalist and championship trophy (respectively) after their match in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The 18-year-old stated, “Yeah I spoke to my parents. We don’t really talk much about tennis but they just want to know how am I in these moments and you know to not have them here with me I would’ve loved for them to be here and we can all like celebrate together with and they could be with me and experience the same things but you know they’re watching from home and are very proud. I think my dad said to me you’re even better than your dad thought so that was a reassuring tiny temper reference. My dad’s tough to please but I managed to today.”

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Emma Raducanu did not drop a set the entire US Open 2021

Reflecting on the match today, Emma managed to win yet another match in straight sets. She entered this event as a qualifier but sailed through right till the end. This was her first attempt in the final Grand Slam tournament of the season and finished off in style, winning the US Open 2021. 

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Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain (L) hugs Leylah Fernandez of Canada (R) after their match in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

This result has created headlines in the sporting world. We wish her the very best for the rest of the season. She surely has a bright future ahead of her. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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