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Emma Raducanu wins women’s 2021 US Open in her first Grand Slam title

Baku, September 12, AZERTAC

Emma Raducanu, the hope of British tennis, won the 2021 US Open women's singles title on Saturday, her first Grand Slam championship, according to Anadolu Agency.

Raducanu, 18, beat her 19-year-old Canadian opponent, Leylah Fernandez, in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the all-teen final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.

Raducanu become the first British woman to win the US Open since 1968 when Virginia Wade took the top prize.

Raducanu was awarded the 2021 trophy and $2.5 million in prize money.

Fernandez is returning home with the finalist plate and $1.25 million.

Like Raducanu, it was Fernandez's first major final.

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