Emma Raducanu’s US Open 2021 Success Inspires UK Government to Invest £22M in Tennis

Published 10/04/2021, 6:00 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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Emma Raducanu recorded a sensational victory at US Open 2021. Coming from qualifying stages, Raducanu went on to claim the title at the Flushing Meadows. She stunningly beat the Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the finals to lift the trophy in New York.

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Following her victory at US Open, the UK players are highly inspired by her heroics. And recently, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced to invest £30.5million to refurbish nearly 4,500 tennis courts in the country.

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LTA invests approx £30 million in UK tennis

Following Raducanu’s massive accomplishment at Flushing Meadows, the LTA has announced to invest £30.5million for the development of 4,500 tennis courts in the UK. The total amount includes £22 million from taxpayers and £8.5 million from the Lawn Tennis Association. It is anticipated that the increased investment to modernize the country’s tennis courts, including 1,500 council-owned courts.

Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries said, “The whole country watched in awe as Emma Raducanu succeeded in winning the US Open. I want more people to follow in Emma’s footsteps and find success on the court, whether that’s winning an international tournament or picking up a racket to keep fit.

“That’s why we’re investing £22million to repair and improve access to park tennis courts.”

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Emma Raducanu to play her first tournament after US Open 2021

After achieving the zenith at US Open 2021, Emma Raducanu has finally set foot in her next tournament. The 18-year-old has confirmed that she’ll be competing at BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells starting from October 4, 2021. Raducanu has received a main draw wild card for the competition at Indian Wells.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates winning her third round match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea REUTERS/Peter Nicholls TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Raducanu will be the biggest attraction at the BNP Paribas Open; there will be immense focus on the Brit as to how she takes on this challenge.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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