US Open 2021 Women’s Final, Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez Highlights: In a first, two unseeded players — Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez — faced each other in the US Open women’s singles final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York on Sunday with the former prevailing 6-4, 6-3 in the end. Raducanu created history by becoming the first-ever qualifier and the first British woman since 1977 to win a Grand Slam. She didn’t drop a single set in the entire tournament, winning all 20 of them.
The 18-year-old Raducanu, who was in her second Grand Slam, had beaten the likes of Maria Sakkari and Belinda Bencic on her way to her first major final. She was ranked 150th coming into the hardcourt Grand Slam. On the other hand, the 19-year-old Fernandez, ranked 73rd in the world, had defeated four consecutive ranked opponents, including three in the top-five. Previously, the pair had clashed in the second round of the 2018 Wimbledon juniors with Raducanu emerging victorious by 6-2, 6-4.