Emma Raducanu’s outfit from her victorious US Open campaign will be displayed at the Tennis Hall of Fame after becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam. The teenager became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade 44 years ago.
Raducanu has represented Great Britain at the Olympics and played at Wimbledon. She is regarded as the hottest property in women’s sport since her remarkable run in New York which ended in her beating fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez of Canada in the finals of the US Open.
Raducanu has climbed 128 places to the 22nd spot in the world rankings after her victory at Flushing Meadows. Her outfit from that tournament will now be displayed at the Hall of fame according to a tweet from the official account of the ITHF.
“A legendary run: preserved,” tweeted the Tennis Hall of Fame on Monday. “Thank you, @EmmaRaducanu, for donating your memorable #USOpen outfit to the ITHF collection!”
Raducanu is now back in training and is mulling over where to return to the tour, with the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells – one of the biggest events on the WTA Tour – due to begin on October 6.
Her success means she has a chance of qualifying for the end-of-season WTA Finals in Guadalajara, which features the top eight players of the year.
Defending champion Ashleigh Barty, world No 2 Aryna Sabalenka and French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova have all qualified for the event.