Emma Raducanu’s US Open triumph – and career – in numbers

By Tom White
AP

Emma Raducanu’s historic US Open run ended in triumph as the Briton beat Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 in Saturday’s final.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the teenager’s tournament and career so far in numbers.

44 – years since the previous British winner or finalist at a women’s grand slam singles tournament when Virginia Wade a spectator in New York in recent days, won Wimbledon in 1977.

2.5million – prize money in US dollars for Raducanu’s efforts over the last fortnight, equivalent to £1.8m. Raducanu’s career earnings before this tournament stood at a combined 303,376 dollars, or around £219,000.

18 – Raducanu’s age, with just 10 weeks separating her and 19-year-old Fernandez.

150 – Raducanu’s world ranking going into the tournament.

73 – Fernandez’s singles ranking.

10 – matches in Raducanu’s stunning run in New York, from the first of three qualifying rounds and all the way through the 128-strong draw to the final.

0 – sets dropped on the way to the final, winning 18 in succession across qualifying and the main draw.

4 – Raducanu reached the fourth round at Wimbledon on her grand slam main draw debut, before retiring on medical grounds against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.

11 – seeding of her quarter-final opponent Belinda Bencic the world number 12 and the highest-ranked player Raducanu has beaten. Semi-final opponent Maria Sakkari was seeded 17th.

1 – Raducanu is the first qualifier ever to reach a grand slam final.

17 – court on which Raducanu and Fernandez played at Wimbledon in the 2018 girls’ singles, with the latter’s name displayed on the scoreboard as Leylah Annie Fernandez. Raducanu won 6-2 6-4.

5ft 9in – Raducanu’s height.

693,000 – Instagram followers, with 257,000 on Raducanu’s Twitter account.


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