Watch Emma Raducanu’s stunned reaction to learning new world ranking after climbing 127 spots following US Open win
SHOCK US Open winner Emma Raducanu has risen 127 spots in her world ranking, going from a hundred and fiftieth to twenty third after her unbelievable victory in New York.
The tennis star’s reaction to discovering out her new ranking is priceless, as she was filming a post-match interview Amazon Prime when she was instructed the news.
Speaking to Amazon Prime, Raducanu, 18, stated: “I believe it is fairly unbelievable.
“Never did I believe that after I got here right here to New York that I might stroll away with the title.
“We had been joking about making it a 3 week keep right here, nevertheless it really occurred and I believe the important thing to that has been specializing in one level at a time.
“I haven’t gotten ahead of myself in any moment in any of the matches and that’s something I’m extremely proud of.
“To assume that a bit of woman or a bit of boy will choose up a tennis racket due to watching one among my matches or watching that match we simply performed, it is fairly unbelievable.
“I just want to do my best and set the best example I can.”
When instructed about her new world ranking, Raducanu responded: “Wow! That’s insane…”
“I had no idea that’s what my ranking went to. Two months ago, three months ago I was in an exam hall.
“I just really want to enjoy the moment and cherish every single second of this day, because it’s the best day ever.”
Her win in New York additionally makes her the new British primary, taking on from Johanna Konta, who has occupied the spot since October 2015.
Raducanu was ranked at 345 firstly of the 12 months, however shot to fame after popping out of nowhere to attain the fourth spherical of Wimbledon this summer time, which propelled her to quantity 179.
She earned 2,040 factors from her triumph on the US Open after successful the event with out conceding a single set, even after coming by way of qualifying to attain the primary draw.
This made her the primary qualifier to win a significant title within the Open period and made her the primary participant to win greater than 2,000 factors from a single event.
Raducanu’s new ranking additionally means she is going to get computerized entry into main tournaments with no need to qualify, which implies we’ll be seeing much more of her on the world stage sooner or later.
The teenager from Bromley has gone from sitting her A-Levels to successful her first Grand (*127*) in only a matter of months and can possible subsequent compete on the Australian Open in January 2022.
Leylah Fernandez, 19, who was overwhelmed by Raducanu in straight units within the remaining of the US Open, has additionally gone up within the world rankings, going up a formidable 45 locations from 73 to 28.
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