The 18-year-old Raducanu, who beat Fernandez in the semifinals, beat the 17-year-old qualifier from Canada 6-2, 6-1
Britain’s Emma Raducanu became the first British player to win a junior women’s singles grand slam tournament in 47 years when she beat Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-1 to win the US Open at Flushing Meadows on Friday.
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Raducanu, a finalist at the French Open and a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon, needed 71 minutes to defeat the 17-year-old qualifier, who only began playing junior tennis in January after failing to get accepted at a bigger school.
The last British player to win the junior grand slam event was Virginia Wade at the 1959 US championships, while Jennifer Capriati became the first woman to win the event three times with titles in 1999 and 2001.
The 18-year-old Raducanu, who beat Fernandez in the semifinals, had a high unforced error count but converted six of eight break points. She had also won an ITF junior hardcourt title on US hardcourts in May.