“Can’t Get a Tennis Court”: Emma Raducanu Reveals Increasing Interest in Tennis After Her US Open 2021 Win

Published 09/17/2021, 8:30 AM 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


18-year-old Emma Raducanu recently emerged as the champion of the US Open 2021. The youngster played some phenomenal tennis and defeated Leylah Fernandez in straight sets to win the Grand Slam. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-3.

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In a recent interview to Good Morning Britain, Emma Raducanu revealed a stunning fact. When the anchor highlighted that after her victory at the US Open 2021, nobody in Great Britain is able to book a court, not even one of his close friends, Raducanu gave a pretty shocking response.

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“I can’t get a tennis court either!” said Raducanu in the interview and started laughing.

It is a proud moment for Raducanu’s entire nation and everyone is now looking forward to playing tennis. The interest in the sport at such an extent that even the the US Open 2021 champion is not able to book a court for herself.

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Emma Raducanu created history at the US Open 2021

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Raducanu became the first qualifier in the history of tennis to win a Grand Slam title. Interestingly, she didn’t drop a single set and if one includes her three qualifying matches, she won 20 sets in a row, without any of her sets going into a tie-breaker.

Emma Raducanu celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Leylah Fernandez in the women’s singles final. 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 is the youngest to win a Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon Championships 2004 at the age of 17. She is also the first British woman to win the US Open title since Virginia Wade in 1968.

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Following her success in New York, Emma Raducanu climbed 127 spots in WTA rankings and is now the World No.23 player. She is enjoying some superb form on court and fans want her to play with the same momentum. Will she be able to end the year among the top 20 WTA players?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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