Emma Raducanu, the US Open women’s champion from Great Britain, stated that after beating Leylah Fernandez, 19, of Canada, 6-4, 6-3, she felt like she was “hugging everyone” as well as “celebrating” her victory a few days ago.
Raducanu declared, “It’s an absolute nightmare,” during her victory press conference. You just see yourself reaching up to hug everyone and celebrating. This is something you think about all the time, and you work hard for.
“I think that the greatest thing you can see is winning. For me, it was the winning moment and being able to share the celebration with my team. It’s been playing in my mind for a few nights. “I’ve fallen asleep listening to that,” an 18-year old player, who had a flawless three-week stay in New York, told wtatennis.com.
Raducanu was the first to make it through three rounds without losing a set. She was also composed in her main-draw debut where she did not lose a set in seven matches.
“With every match, tournament, and week, I feel like I’ve really grown in confidence, both in terms my game and my ball striking. Today, everything came together. Raducanu said, “I think I was able to capture some of the shots that I took in the major moments when it was really necessary. It was just an accumulation from everything I’ve learned in the past five week.”
The 18-year old dropped her racquet, fell to Arthur Ashe Stadium’s court, and sobbed as she tried to comprehend what she had just done.
Raducanu became the first qualifier to win a major championship in the Open Era’s history and the first woman in Grand Slam events to win a major trophy. Venus Williams and Chris Evert, however, both reached the final of their third majors but were defeated.
Raducanu was No.150 in WTA players when she arrived and, following the US Open victory, she’ll be an incredible No.23.
“I believe what I did well in this tournament was to press when I needed to. She said that she didn’t lose a set on paper because of this, even though the matches were very difficult.
Raducanu, looking back at the ace that won her trophy said that she didn’t think she served as wide as the rest of the match. I thought, “If I’m going make it, then this is the time.” I was able to lift my legs to the ball toss like nothing else. It was a success. I was just in disbelief and trying to absorb everything at the moment. Raducanu stated that he knew he would have to dig deeply during the match. It was a difficult time, but we got through it. I believe that staying present, focusing on my task and my mindset, and being in the moment helped me stay focused and in the moment. Radacanu reached the fourth round of Wimbledon, but she was unable to breathe properly. She has managed to calm down in just two months and won three qualifying matches as well as seven main draw matches. Shelby Rogers, who had just defeated world No.1 Ashleigh Barrty of Australia, was her opponent. Maria Sakkari from Greece and Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic both of Switzerland were also in her semifinals.
Raducanu stated that she was simply trying to accept the moment and let it sink in.
“I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I am trying to be present in the moment and really enjoy it. It’s time to let go of any thoughts, plans or schedules. I don’t know what to do. “I’m living my life, and I have no concern in the world.”