It's always a treat to watch young stars evolving into something special. Last week, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu had a breakthrough like no other. Raducanu won the US Open after defeating Leylah Annie Fernandez in the Final. In addition, Raducanu played the entire tournament without losing a single set.
As a fact, Raducanu shattered many other records. For example, Raducanu became the first qualifier ever to win a major tournament. Obviously, Raducanu's efforts didn't go unnoticed, as she's drawn great media attention and praise. Fellow Briton, Andy Murray, is one of many stunned by her talent.
"What she did in New York was very special, a huge boost for British tennis and gives hopefully the governing bodies an opportunity to capitalize on that and get more and more kids involved in the sport. It's great what she did and a huge opportunity for British tennis now."
"I've spent a little bit of time around her on the practice court, but more so in the same building. Training close to each other, and watching what she's doing, and she's obviously really, really good."Andy Murray on Emma Raducanu
Raducanu could be an important asset for women's tennis
Judy Murray, mother of Andy and former Fed Cup captain, echoed the same message. Importantly, Raducanu will play a huge role in promoting women's tennis in the United Kingdom. In the newest WTA's weekly ranking, Raducanu jumped 127 spots to take 23rd place.
"She's smart, she's engaging. She is going to be a wonderful poster girl for sport and for tennis. I'm absolutely sure that what she's done and the way she engages is going to attract many more girls into tennis.
"It's a huge opportunity for British tennis to really take advantage of that and open the sport up to as many girls as possible."Judy Murray
Murray had a decent performance at the US Open. The former No. 1 player took Stefano Tsitsipas to five sets before ultimately losing. In his latest adventure, Murray advanced into the second round at the Rennes Open.