Emma Raducanu won the US Open 2021. She continues to receive major awards over two months later. In the immediate future, she has lost some of that aura of magic that has accompanied her throughout the Summer, but the results obtained remain exceptional and have laid the foundations for a bright future.
The 19-year-old native of Toronto, half Chinese and half Romanian but naturalized English, managed to become the first British woman to win the title at Flushing Meadows in 43 years: the last was Virginia Wade in 1968. Not only that, because Raducanu also achieved the goal of becoming champion in a Grand Slam tournament starting from the qualifications, something never seen in history.
Ultimately it was a great season for her: considering, in addition to her strength and her talent on the court, also her beauty and her young age, Emma will have the chance to become an icon of the Game for the next few years.
Raducanu is Sportswoman of the Year at the British Sports Awards
The path taken by Emma Raducanu has given her great compliments, glory and honors. Her latest recognition of her great year in chronological order came from the Association of Sports Journalists of the United Kingdom, which at the annual gala ceremony, the British Sports Awards, awarded her the Sportswoman of the Year award.
She also was decorated with the Peter Wilson Trophy for the Best International Newcomer. Having heard the news, Raducanu, who could not be physically present to receive the award, however, she was keen to leave a video message of thanks for all those who voted for her.
She then took the opportunity to briefly review what she called a crazy year on the tour. During her winning speech she explained: “It is a truly incredible result. It’s been a really crazy year and a great journey and I can’t wait to see what awaits me.”
Sports Journalists in a Tweet said: “Now over to Sportswoman of the Year and for an extraordinary summer that started to blossom at Wimbledon and completely flourished at Flushing Meadows, it is Emma Raducanu!”
Now over to Sportswoman of the Year and for an extraordinary summer that started to blossom at Wimbledon and completely flourished at Flushing Meadows, it is @EmmaRaducanu!