Everyone was thrilled with Emma Raducanu’s play at the US Open. The 18-year-old British prodigy pulled off the unthinkable by winning her first Grand Slam title right out of qualifying.

Emma is also admired by Simona Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion who extended her best wishes to the girl.

Emma Raducanu, according to Simona Halep, has accomplished something amazing at Flushing Meadows. However, in the round of 16 of the US Open 2021, the former world number one couldn’t beat Elina Svitolina. Svitolina overpowered Romania’s opponent and won in straight sets.

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Emma Raducanu. Source: elle.com

Raducanu is congratulated by Simona Halep

On Twitter, Simona Halep praised Emma Raducanu and complimented the 18-year-old. She tagged the British actor in a tweet that said, “Extraordinary.”

Raducanu fought valiantly to win the title, winning all of her bouts in straight sets. The British athlete was ranked 150th in the world when the competition began. After winning the event in Flushing Meadows, she rose to number 23 in the global rankings.

Emma Raducanu said in an interview with CGTN Sports Scene that she received direct communication from the Romanian after her US Open victory.

In addition, Raducanu stated, ”She’s one of my role models that I’ve watched growing up. I love the way she plays and her athleticism.” Simona Halep, she says, has accomplished so much in her life and is a true inspiration to her.

Emma admired Halep’s mental toughness as well as her physical fitness. Raducanu remarked that she, too, intends to reach this goal. Emma maintained her calm in high-pressure situations and displayed tremendous composure on the court during her dream run.

In addition to Halep, the British tennis fan idolizes Li Na, a former Chinese tennis prodigy. “I’ve always wanted to play like Li Na,” she said. Li Na’s forehand strokes are particularly forceful in Emma’s opinion.

She was athletic, but in a more aggressive way, and she went for broke. Li Na has two grand slam wins to her belt: the French Open (2011) and the Australian Open (2012). (2014). In September 2014, she announced her retirement from professional tennis.

Raducanu is well on her way to following in the footsteps of her heroes, but she has a long way to go.

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