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This month, the 18-year-old from Bromley became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam and also the first British woman to win a major singles title for 44 years when she defeated Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the Flushing Meadows final.
That stunning triumph captured the imagination of sports fans across the world, and the Tennis Hall of Fame has now revealed that Raducanu has donated her kit from New York so that it can go on show.
“A legendary run: preserved,” tweeted the Tennis Hall of Fame.
A legendary run: preserved ✅
The first-ever qualifier to win a major title has a place in the home of tennis history. Thank you, @EmmaRaducanu, for donating your memorable #USOpen outfit to the ITHF collection! 🙌🏆🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/6FAbJwd1Nz
— Tennis Hall of Fame (@TennisHalloFame) September 27, 2021
“Thank you, @EmmaRaducanu, for donating your memorable #USOpen outfit to the ITHF collection!”
Raducanu started 2021 as the world No345 but after her astonishing rise this year, reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon on her Grand Slam debut before her run in New York, has sent her soaring to 22nd in the rankings.