Emma Raducanu has been in the limelight for quite some time now. The champion player who came into the US Open 2021 as World No. 150 now stands at the 22nd position in the WTA rankings. This pretty much explains how dominant the Brit has been.
At the biggest stage in tennis, it is not unlikely to see top players crumble under pressure. However, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu showcased absolutely no signs of pressure in the summit clash against Leylah Fernandez. Not only Raducanu ended up winning the final, but she also thrashed Leylah in straight sets.
‘I said to myself, you know what, I am going to hit an ace’: Emma Raducanu about her final shot in US Open final
In a video recently posted by LTA on Twitter, Raducanu was questioned as to how she was able to save a crucial breakpoint and deliver an ace in the final moments of the game. In reply to that, Raducanu said, “funny thing before this serve, I had missed the serve I took the whole match, the flat wide on the ad.”
“I think I hit it in the net every single time the whole match. Before I went for the shot I said to myself, you know what, I am going to go for it and I am going to hit an ace. I actually said that in my head,” Raducanu added. The Brit perfectly executed her plan and scripted the biggest win of her career.
Talking about her emotions after hitting the perfect ace, Raducanu said, “I was just so happy. I drove my legs up like never before.” Undoubtedly, what Raducanu did not only made of all Britain proud but also created innumerable opportunities for young Brits who are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of tennis.
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