Emma Raducanu Moves 18 Spots Ahead of Serena Williams in WTA Rankings Following US Open 2021 Triumph

Published 09/11/2021, 9:26 PM EDT
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy 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


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

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Speaking about Emma Raducanu, by winning the US Open, she has surpassed the American legend Serena Williams in the WTA Rankings. After today’s result, the teenager will become the new World No. 28 whereas Williams will slip down the 41st spot on the rankings. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 28: Serena Williams of The United States looks on as she practices on the Aorangi Practice Courts during Day One of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC-Pool/Getty Images)

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. This result has created headlines in the sporting world. 

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Emma Raducanu impressed at the All England Club this season 

Analyzing the British sensations season so far, she competed in the Wimbledon Championships and came as far as the fourth round. It was an optimistic result for the youngster, giving an indication of what to expect in the future. 

Sep 6, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom serves to Shelby Rogers of the USA on day eight of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

However, the youngster took the positives from the result and came back stronger to emerge as a champion. For the fairytale that she has been in, fans can expect to hear her name a lot more in the future. It can be said that the women’s games are in safe hands. 

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At the moment, Emma can enjoy the moment. However, we wish her the very best for the rest of the season. Coming onto Williams, she decided to skip the event due to a hamstring injury. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope to see her son on the Tour. 

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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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