WATCH: Emma Raducanu Gives a Glimpse of Her Mandarin After US Open 2021 Triumph

Published 09/12/2021, 9:30 AM 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


18-year-old Emma Raducanu created history after winning the US Open 2021. She won the Grand Slam without losing a single set and defeated another young superstar, Leylah Fernandez, in the finals of the Grand Slam. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-3.

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After her magnificent win over Leylah Fernandez at the US Open 2021, Emma Raducanu showed a glimpse of her Mandarin. She spoke the language really well and delivered a message to her fans through a video.

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“Hi, everyone. I wanna say thank you to you guys and I hope you could enjoy my tennis. I’m thrilled to win. Love you all, see you,” said Raducanu in the message.

Fans are quite aware that even though Raducanu is a British citizen, she has connections with China since her mother hails from Shenyang, a province in China. It is because of this reason that she has such a strong command over Mandarin. In the message, the young prodigy thanked all her fans for their continuous support throughout the US Open 2021.

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Emma Raducanu becomes the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam

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It is for the first time that a qualifier has gone on to win a Grand Slam in the history of tennis. Raducanu played some incredible tennis in New York for about three weeks and won 20 sets in a row. Interestingly, none of her sets even went into a tie-breaker.

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

She is the youngest to win a Grand Slam title since Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon Championships 2004 title. She was just 17-years-old during that time while Raducanu is 18-years-old at the moment. Her rankings have also shot up as she is now the World No.23 player in the world. Before the start of the Grand Slam, she ranked 150th in the world.

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Fans really enjoyed watching Emma Raducanu at the US Open 2021. They have huge expectations from her and want her to keep playing with the same momentum in the future as well. Will she be able to finish the year inside the top-10 WTA players?

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