Brit tennis sensation Emma Raducanu’s incredible US Open success in numbers

By OliviaRose Fox

She has become a sporting legend after winning the women’s single finals at the US Open.

Sporting superstar Emma Raducanu pocketed £1.8 million in prize money for her sensational 6-4 6-3 win over Leylah Fernandez.

The 18-year-old has become the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam and first British woman to capture a Grand Slam title since Virgina Wade won Wimbledon in 1977.

To help understand the impact of her monumental tennis win, we have broken down Raducanu’s success into numbers.

0 - The number of sets Raducanu lost in the US Open tournament

1 - She is now the British no.1 in tennis with 1 Grand Slam under her belt

1.75 - Is her height in metres, she stands at 1.75m / 5ft 7"

2 - She has 2 A Levels, an A* in maths and an A in economics - which she gained whilst in the depths of her training for the US Open

3 - Aces served in her US Open final

4 - The number of break points that Raducanu won in the final

5 - The age when she was introduced to tennis by her parents, five-years-old

10 - Matches were won by her at this year's tournament with her final match score concluding at 6-4 6-3

12 - She won 12 games in the final

18 - Raducanu is only 18-years-old

24 - Her new projected world ranking is 24

44 - The number of years since the last British woman, Virginia Wade, claimed a Grand Slam singles title, until Raducanu's impressive win

Raducanu attending the 2021 Met Gala, Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art (2021 Getty Images)

50 - The number of games that she lost in the US Open (including qualifiers)

72 - She had a 72 per cent first serve success rate in the final

81 - The final saw her win a total of 81 points

109 - 109mph was the top speed her serve reached in final, which interestingly was actually 13mph slower than the 17-year-old Coco Gauff's fastest serve during the tournament

120 - Raducanu won 120 games overall in the US Open

150 - 150 was her world ranking at the beginning of the tournament

3 38 - 338 was her world ranking before arriving at Wimbledon as a wild card earlier this year

3,461 - It is just over 3,461 miles from the US Open grounds at flushing meadows to her home in the London Borough of Bromley

23,771 - An incredible 23,711 people watched the final in person at the Arthur Ashe stadium in New York

9,000,000 - The peak TV audience recorded by channel four was roughly 9,200,000

150,000,000 - £15m is her predicted net worth following her triumph


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