A HANDFUL of fortunate punters are celebrating after betting on 499/1 outsider Emma Raducanu to win the US Open.
Betfair noticed one win £1,870 with only a £3.74 stake at the longest odds.
The bookmaker additionally recorded a wager of £20 at 200-1, touchdown the tennis fan £4,020.
Another supporter backed Emma earlier than a ball was served at the US Open with a £20 wager at odds of 190/1, pocketing £4,000 with Ladbrokes.
And one Londoner who positioned a £10 every manner wager on the teen at odds of 250/1 bagged £3,770 with BoyleSports.
In Birmingham, one other fortunate punter received £1,000 with a £2.50 every manner wager at 250-1 with William Hill.
Sam Rosbottom, of Betfair, mentioned: “Just one fan had the foresight to wager on Raducanu at her longest odds of 499/1, with a handful of supporters backing the British star at 200/1 early in the event.
“It’s safe to say the days of her entering a major as such an underdog look over for now.”
Ladbrokes mentioned: “The best result for grassroots British tennis was absolutely the worst result for British bookmakers.”
Punters are already predicting the teen ace will romp to victory at Wimbledon.
As of yesterday, over 70 per cent of all bets on subsequent yr’s winner have been on the 18-year-old British sensation.
Raducanu may additionally steal a march on a number of Olympic gold medallists in the race for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Many bookies consider the tennis ace, who had been 1000/1 to win it earlier than the US Open, is now odds-on favorite.