NEW YORK, NY (AP) – Emma Raducanu, a British teenager, defeated Leylah Farandez, a Canadian teenager, 6-4, 6-3 in US Open final. It is the first qualifying player to win a Grand Slam title during the professional era.
Raducanu, aged 18, is in 150th. To be eligible for the main tournament, he had to win three matches during preliminary rounds.
Saturday’s victory capped a string of wins in which she won all 20 sets at Flushing Meadows.
Raducanu was only the second Grand Slam participant.
This was the first major final between teens since Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis in 1999 at the US Open. It also marks the first time that two unseeded professional women have met.