WUNDERKID! Emma Raducanu Joins Serena Williams in Impeccable Record After Phenomenal US Open 2021 Run

Published 09/06/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
Aug 31, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain reacts after match point against Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland (not pictured) on day two of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


British teenage sensation Emma Raducanu has been grabbing all the headlines over the past week. The youngster has managed to reach the quarterfinal of the US Open in her first attempt. Not many players are capable of achieving what the young player has done during the final Grand Slam of the season. 

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After winning her fourth-round match, Emma Raducanu has found herself in the company of American legend Serena Williams. Until now, the British player has lost only 15 games so far. The only person to come close to this incredible feat is Williams. 

Serena Williams in action during her first round ladies’ singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on centre court on day two of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Emma Raducanu is a special talent 

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In 2013, Serena lost only 13 games until she booked a spot in the quarterfinal. However, in 2013, the 23-time Grand Slam winner was 31 years old and Emma is just 18 years old at the moment. She is certainly going to only get better with time and has the talent to do wonders in this elegant sport. 

The youngster played her first Major tournament at the Wimbledon Championships this season. Out there too, she performed brilliantly and made it to the second week of the Grand Slam event. 

Sep 6, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom serves to Shelby Rogers of the USA on day eight of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, Williams twisted her ankle during the opening round of the Wimbledon Championships. Due to that, she had to retire from the match and decided to skip the US Open too. 

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Coming back to Raducanu, after winning today, she has booked a spot in the quarterfinal against Swiss Olympic gold medalist, Belinda Bencic. We wish her the very best for the upcoming matches and the rest of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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