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US Open 2021: ‘A star is born,’ Twitter reacts to Emma Raducanu’s landmark title win-Sports News , Firstpost

Here’s how Twitter reacted to 18-year-old Emma Raducanu’s impressive win in the women’s singles final at the US Open.

Emma Raducanu, of Britain, kisses the US Open championship trophy after defeating Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, during the women’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu beat Leylah Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets in the US Open final on Sunday to win her maiden Grand Slam title.

The 18-year-old Raducanu won 10 matches in a row at Flushing Meadows — three in qualifying, seven in the main draw — and is the first woman to win the U.S. Open title without dropping a set since Serena Williams in 2014.

This was the first major final between two teens since Williams, 17, beat Martina Hingis, 18, at the 1999 US Open and the first between two unseeded women in the professional era, which began in 1968.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the teenager’s win:

British Twitter absolutely erupted with joy!

The tennis community was full of praise for Raducanu

Leylah Fernandez’s incredible run at the tournament did not go unnoticed

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