‘Voice of Women in Sport Has Never Been Heard as Loudly and Clearly’ – Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka-Inspired Drama ‘Fifteen-Love’ From ‘Line of Duty’ Producers Set to Be Out Soon

Published 08/15/2022, 10:14 PM EDT
Mar 24, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Naomi Osaka (JPN) reacts after match point against Angelique Kerber (GER) (not pictured) in a second round women’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka have a lot of things in common. The two tennis stars achieved tremendous success at a very young age. Further, their maiden Grand Slam title came at the US Open.

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While Osaka defeated Serena Williams in the final of the 2018 US Open, Raducanu prevailed over Leylah Fernandez at last year’s US Open to win the first major title of their careers. Recently, a new drama series inspired by their careers is being planned.

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New drama series aims to capitalize Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu as role models

The drama series, ‘Fifteen-Love’ inspired by the lives of the two tennis stars is set to be out soon. The producers of the hit show ‘Line of Duty’, World Production, have planned this new drama with Hania Elkington as the chief creator.

Britain’s Emma Raducanu poses with the U.S. Open tennis championship trophy after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada in the women’s singles final the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, U.S., September 11, 2021. Picture taken September 11, 2021. Michael Frey/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Talking about this series, Elkington said, “The voice of women in sport has never been heard as loudly and clearly as over the last two years.”

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Further, she added, “From Simone Biles to Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu to Pam Shriver, the pressures and realities of being at the top of your game on the world stage are finally breaking through to us, making us look again at the price our young prodigies can pay for the goals they work so hard to achieve.”   

Osaka and Raducanu begin their Cincinnati campaigns today

The Japanese and the British star will play their first-round matches at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati later today. While Osaka will face the challenge of Shuai Zhang, Raducanu will play against the 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams. It’ll be the first meeting between Serena and Raducanu.

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It is Serena’s penultimate tournament of her professional career. Earlier this month, the American legend revealed that she’ll retire after the US Open later this month. Will Raducanu shine against the legendary American and destroy her dreams of winning one last Masters title before the US Open? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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