Emma Raducanu becomes British No1 with US Open win and moves to 23rd in the world from 150th

Emma Raducanu becomes British No1 with US Open win and moves to 23rd in the world from 150th


Emma Raducanu moves up from No 150 to No 23 in the world rankings as the teenager jumps 127 locations and becomes the British No 1 after her gorgeous US Open victory

  • Emma Raducanu has risen from World No 150 to 23 after successful the US Open
  • The 18-year-old is now the British No 1 after her gorgeous Grand Slam victory 
  • The qualifier received with out dropping a single set in the entire event 
  • She is the first British lady to win a singles Grand Slam since Virginia Wade 


Emma Raducanu‘s world rating has formally moved up from No 150 to No 23 following her US Open triumph on Saturday.

The qualifier beat Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 turn out to be the first British lady to win a singles Grand Slam in 44 years after Virginia Wade’s Wimbledon title in 1977. 

The 18-year-old, who didn’t drop a single set, was ranked No 150 earlier than the event at Flushings Meadows however has now moved up 127 locations.  

Emma Raducanu will rise from No 150 to No 23 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings

Emma Raducanu will rise from No 150 to No 23 in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings

The 18-year-old Brit sensationally received the US Open on Saturday with out dropping a single set

The US Open confirmed Raducanu was set to rise in the rankings after her win, with Fernandez additionally shifting up from No 66 to No 28. 

Their official Twitter account posted: ‘Emma Raducanu will rise from No. 150 to No. 23 in Monday’s @WTA rankings. 

Raducanu was No 338 in the world rankings earlier than her run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals. 

Both Raducanu and final opponent Leylah Fernandez (left) have moved up in the rankings

Both Raducanu and last opponent Leylah Fernandez (left) have moved up in the rankings

Her run at Wimbledon helped her qualify for the US Open, the place she grew to become the first qualifier in the Open period, of both intercourse, to attain and win a Major singles last. 

Raducanu beat Bibiane Schoofs, Mariam Bolkvadze and Mayar Sherif in qualifying earlier than overcoming Stefanie Vogele, Zhang Shuai, Sara Sorribes Tormo, Shelby Rogers, Belinda Bencic and Maria Sakkari earlier than her victory over Fernandez.

Raducanu walked away with £1.8million in prize cash however joked in her post-match interview that she solely needed to win sufficient to purchase herself a brand new pair of Airpods.

‘There’s a working joke in my workforce as a result of earlier than my first-round qualifying match I misplaced my Airpods,’ she informed ESPN.

Raducanu was No 338 in the world rankings before her run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals

Raducanu was No 338 in the world rankings earlier than her run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals

‘I used to be mainly working round the altering rooms three minutes earlier than my name to go on making an attempt to discover it however I misplaced it and I used to be pondering to myself ‘you understand what, should you win this match you may by your self a pair of Airpods and that is turn out to be the working joke!’

The headphones, made by Apple, retail for round £109.

Raducanu is now tipped to earn up to £100m from sponsorship offers, is favorite to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year and could even be honoured by the Queen. 

The teenager already has profitable offers with Nike for footwear and clothes whereas her racquet and tools are offered by Wilson. 

These offers have already earned her a £1m fortune however that determine will probably be dwarfed by her future earnings. 

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