British teen Raducanu takes US Open ‘All-Teen Girls’ title

Britain’s Emma Raducanu outraced Canadian Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open all-Teen Girls Tennis Tournament on Sunday.

Raducanu, who began the week at No. 1, brought home $40,000 for the triumph at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in California.

She also came away with the trophy for the Road to the U.S. Open ATB Tournament, having won that one earlier in the year.

The National Bank Women’s #BestHands winner narrowly out-aced her opponent in the final 2:1 to 2:1 to become the youngest player to win a US Open all-Teen Girls Tournament.

The 17-year-old from Glasgow, Scotland, also doubled up in the ITF U18 Single and Doubles Girls events this past weekend, picking up $22,500.

Raducanu bested Fernandez 6-3, 6-4, defending champion into the final, and the 15-year-old Canadian, who earned $32,500 for her appearances in all three events.

Those wins included placing third in the USOpen all-Teen Girls the first week and winning her first junior US Open event.

On the men’s side, Britain’s Liam Broady won $40,000 for reaching the men’s final.

Broady defeated the defending champion of the ATB Tour in France’s Vincent Millot 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

“It’s amazing to come in and not really expecting anything and still play well,” Broady said in the men’s semi-final. “I’ve been playing well for a while now, I just felt if I get it together I’ll have a great chance. I’m just happy with the way I played.

“It’s hard playing a Frenchman in France. They’ve got great players, and I know they’re going to play really well, but I was a bit lucky to come out with the win,” Broady added.

In all, six players from Britain have advanced to the finals on both sides of the Atlantic, with Broady and his countrymen Martyn Rooney in Australia and Aidan McHugh and Max Rushden in New Zealand.

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