Emma Raducanu Joins Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka’s Milestone Club

Published 09/21/2021, 12:19 PM 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


Emma Raducanu has taken the tennis world by storm. She created history as she became the first-ever qualifier to go on and win a Grand Slam. That she did it at her second-ever Slam makes it even more remarkable. The habitual record-breaker has now joined Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka to reach a new milestone on Instagram.

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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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Emma Raducanu reaching new milestones

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The 18-year-old has reached 2 million followers on Instagram. She is only the fifth player in WTA to reach this milestone. Her followers saw a massive increase post her superb run at the US Open. Emma has surpassed many top players on Instagram in terms of follower count and now stands behind just four WTA players who are Serena, Osaka, Bouchard, and Sania. 

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Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after winning a point against Shuai Zhang of China in a second-round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The British star has dedicated everything to tennis. She has been working hard since a very young age to reach the top level of tennis. Interestingly, she’s the youngest player to win a Slam since Maria Sharapova’s triumph at Wimbledon in 2004. 

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Raducanu has now reached her career-high ranking at world no. 22. Her previous year’s best rank was 333. Notably, this is a testament to the incredibly successful breakout year that she has enjoyed. It seems like it’s only the start for the youngster and she’s going to be a force to be reckoned with on the Tour for a long time. 

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Yashvardhan Sarda

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Yashvardhan Sarda is a tennis writer at Essentially sports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management studies at St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai.

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