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Emma Raducanu: US Open champion now 23rd in the world tennis rankings |  Tennis News


Emma Raducanu climbs 127 places after incredible victory in New York; The 18-year-old also becomes Britain’s new No.1 after winning the title without losing a set; Defeated finalist Leylah Fernandez gains 45 places for 28th

Last update: 09/13/21 1:51 PM

Emma Raducanu is up to 23rd in the tennis world rankings, having climbed 127 places thanks to her memorable victory at the US Open.

Ranked 150 at the start of the tournament, Raducanu had to go through qualification just to earn a place in the main draw.

She accomplished this feat and went on to win the tournament itself – all without losing a set – becoming the first qualifier to win a major title.

She is also now the new British No.1, succeeding Johanna Konta, the highest ranked Briton since October 2015.

Raducanu had a world ranking of 345 at the start of the year (11th British player) but had already risen to 179 after reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon.

The victory in New York earned her 2,040 ranking points and she can expect to climb even higher in the coming months as she won’t be defending any points in the major tournaments she is now eligible for.

Emma Raducanu: US Open champion now 23rd in the world tennis rankings |  Tennis News

Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup captain Anne Keothavong believes Emma Raducanu still has a lot to do, but says the new US Open champion will need support to adjust to life on the tennis circuit.

Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup captain Anne Keothavong believes Emma Raducanu still has a lot to do, but says the new US Open champion will need support to adjust to life on the tennis circuit.

Raducanu beat her teenage compatriot Leylah Fernandez in the final in New York and the Canadian also soared in the standings.

The 19-year-old gains 45 places, from 73 to 28.

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