“Blown Away”: Serena Williams’ Coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Simona Halep and Tennis Community Send Wishes to Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez

Published 09/11/2021, 6:58 PM EDT
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada (L)and Emma Raducanu of Great Britain (R) pose at the net prior to 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

It was the night of the finals of the US Open 2021 and fans witnessed an intense battle between the two teenage girls. It was Emma Raducanu who eventually turned out to be the winner of the Grand Slam and once again she defeated her opponent, Leylah Fernandez, in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-3.


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Emma Raducanu is the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title. Interestingly, she didn’t drop a single set and won 20 sets in a row at the US Open 2021.


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Twitter reacts as Emma Raducanu creates history at US Open 2021

Raducanu was lucky as she got the a really intriguing note from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson. He congratulated her and highlighted that she showed some phenomenal skills on the court.

“What a sensational match! Huge congratulations to Emma Raducanu. You showed extraordinary skill, poise and guts and we are all hugely proud of you,” tweeted the PM.

One of the first person to react on Raducanu’s victory is her role model and tennis idol, Simona Halep. She seemed really happy with her success and congratulated her on Twitter.

“Extraordinary Emma Raducanu,” wrote Halep on Twitter.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios too reacted after the US Open 2021 finals. He wrote that both Raducanu and Fernandez exhibited some great skills on the court.

“Both players amazing effort,” reacted Kyrgios.

11-time Grand Slam champion Rod Laver also extended his best wishes to Raducanu following her incredible run at the US Open 2021. He also mentioned that it is a historic moment in the sport.

“Well done Emma Raducanu, the first of many duels with Leylah Fernandez. I’ve no doubt many more majors await for both of you. Another historic moment at the US Open. Congratulations,” said Laver on Twitter.

Fellow British tennis players, Heather Watson and Katie Boulter, couldn’t control her happiness and wrote down a special message for Raducanu after her victory in New York..

“WHAT A SUPERSTAR Emma Raducanu. Absolutely incredible. History made!” tweeted Watson.

“SPEECHLESS!!!! The sky’s the limit,” penned down Katie.

Interestingly, even Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, seemed quite impressed by the level of tennis at the US Open 2021 finals. As a result, he applauded both the players for their offensive gameplay.

Similarly, former World No.1 Andy Roddick also liked the final match a lot. He even believes that these two young prodigies are a gift to tennis.

Former US Open champion, Sloane Stephens and Johanna Konta also congratulated Raducanu on creating history in New York.

Interestingly, the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge are also overjoyed after Emma’s triumph. They posted that they love to watch her play and are proud of her.


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Emma Raducanu has impressed a lot of fans around the world with her exceptional gameplay. Will she be able to rise to the No.1 spot in the WTA rankings some day?


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