PHOTO: Emma Raducanu shares a previously unseen behind-the-scenes photo of her US Open final triumph as the exhausted teenager celebrates her first Grand Slam victory.
Emma Raducanu is shown lying on her back with a big smile on her face in a never-before-seen photo of her US Open triumph in September.
The British teenager produced one of the sports stories of the year as she navigated the qualifying rounds in New York all the way to the final, where she defeated Canadian Leylah Fernández 6-4, 6-3 to win her first Grand Slam title. , as well as £ 1.8 million in prizes.
Raducanu, who is based in Bromley, Kent, made history and a rare photo immediately after the dressing room has now been shared on his Instagram page.
She is seen lying on cream-colored furniture with one knee bandaged to stop the bleeding she suffered during the match.
The teenager has a big smile on her face as she accepts the magnitude of her achievement, which propelled her to become a national treasure overnight.
Emma Raducanu has shared an unpublished photo of her US Open celebrations
The British teenager made history in September when she won her first Grand Slam title.
In her caption, which accompanied the US Open photo, as well as another photo of her crying on her knees at Wimbledon earlier in the year, she wrote: ‘Wowww … that was a year. 2 photos to summarize my 2021 season.
‘I want to thank you and I am extremely grateful for your generous support. I have learned many things at a rapid pace on this incredible journey, but all I can say is that I am very excited and motivated for my next steps. I feel like I can do a great job together with my team, with patience I think we will achieve it.
‘Thank you so much and a big recognition to my team and the people who have supported me! This would not have been possible without you. I love Emma. ‘
the The Kentish teenager previously revealed that she had made a long-term loan to the National Tennis Center in Roehampton to house the winner’s trophy in appreciation for the help she has received from the Lawn Tennis Association.
Raducanu sailed the entire tournament from qualifying to the title without dropping a set.
“I think the LTA has done a lot for me, and I wanted you to have it as a sign and a big thank you for all that you did, helping me through the early ages,” Raducanu said.
‘They took control of my development, so it’s a small gift. Actually, I haven’t seen it yet. I sent it straight to the NTC so I can’t wait to go. I don’t know if it’s there right now, but that’s the address. ‘
Raducanu gained celebrity status with her first Grand Slam win at Flushing Meadows, with brands lining up to offer her endorsement deals and a host of magazines featuring her on the cover.
Since winning in New York, the 19-year-old has signed deals with jewelers Dior and Tiffany & Co, as well as appearing in Sports Direct’s Christmas ad alongside Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish.
Raducanu will complete her stellar year by facing Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse in an exhibition match later this month in London, organizers announced Tuesday.
Raducanu has signed several endorsement deals since winning the US Open earlier this year.
The Briton’s competitive season ended the year after she crashed at the Linz Open last week and her preparations for the 2022 Australian Open are underway, but Raducanu will make an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 28.
The Champion Tennis event, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall, confirmed that the big winner will be presented on the weekend at the end of this month.
Raducanu will face WTA No. 83 Ruse, whom she played against in practice sessions at last month’s Transylvania Open in Romania.
Raducanu has enjoyed mixed fortunes on tour since her Grand Slam triumph, losing early in Indian Wells and missing out of the quarter-finals in Romania before being defeated in the first round of the Linz Open last week by Wang Xiyu. .
The youngster, who has Chinese and Romanian heritage, is heading to the Champions Tennis event at London’s Royal Albert with new coach Torben Beltz, having appointed the German last week.