World No.150 British Raducanu reaches U.S. Open final to makes history

Britain’s Emma Raducanu made history here on Thursday by crushing world No.18 Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-1, 6-4 in the women’s singles semifinals of the U.S. Open.

With the victory, Raducanu ranked just No. 150 in the world, becomes the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final in Open era history.

“Is there any expectation?” Raducanu asked the crowd after the game. “I’m a qualifier, so technically on paper there’s no pressure on me.”

Nicknamed ‘Magic Brit’, Raducanu will next play another youngster Fernandez of Canada in the Grand Slam final.


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