Emma Raducanu was the first qualifier to win the US Open.© AFP
US Open champion Emma Raducanu said she was “hungry” for improving tennis and will continue to compete this year after her tremendous success at Flushing Meadows. The 18-year-old Briton defeated 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday to win his first Grand Slam title in history. Raducanu has become Britain’s first women’s singles Grand Slam champion since Virginia Wade in 1977 and hasn’t dropped the set to win the title in New York.
The new world number 23 will make a name for himself in Wimbledon earlier this year, reach the fourth round in her first Grand Slam, and rest a bit after a two-month whirlwind.
She told the American broadcaster CNBC on Tuesday.
“But then I’m hungry to go back to training, get better, come back and play a few more tournaments.”
Raducanu will receive a wildcard for the prestigious Indian Wells tournament for the WTA Tour in California next month.
Her brilliant victory in New York brought new fame.
She received praise from Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appeared at the New York flagship Metgara Fashion Show this week.
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