Raducanu Climbs 127 Spots in WTA Rankings After Winning US Open Title

British teenager Emma Raducanu moved up 127 spots in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings on Monday after a memorable game against Leylah Fernandez on Sept. 11 at the U.S. Open finals in New York. The 18-year-old qualifier was ranked No. 150 before traveling to the United States and contesting in her second-ever Grand Slam tournament, in which she won all 20 sets across 10 victories—three in qualifying and seven in the main draw. Raducanu’s win over 19-year-old Fernandez from Canada in straight sets 6-4 6-3 marks her the first qualifier to ever win a Grand Slam, in either the men’s or women’s game. The teenage sensation vaulted up in ranks as she became Britain’s first female Grand Slam champion in 44 years, while also becoming the new British No. 1 and climbing 127 spots to a career-high No. 23 in the WTA rankings. “I think this final shows that the future …

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