Emma Raducanu reaches US Open quarter-finals after thrashing USA’s Shelby Rogers

Emma Raducanu salutes the crowd after securing victory

British teenager Emma Raducanu is through to the quarter-finals of the US Open after a sensational victory over the American Shelby Rogers in New York.

The 18-year-old announced herself to the nation with her run to the fourth round of Wimbledon this summer, and is producing an even more impressive tournament at Flushing Meadows. Raducanu beat Shelby 6-2, 6-1 in only 65 minutes and will meet Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic in the final eight.

Addressing the last British woman to win the US Open, Virginia Wade, who was watching courtside, Raducanu said: “Thank you so much for watching my match. I really appreciate it.

“You’re an absolute legend so I’m really honoured to have had you here. I’m just going to try to do my best each round and let’s see how far it goes.”

In her on-court interview, Raducanu said: “It feels absolutely amazing. Shelby is a great opponent, she’s done so well in the US Open and she’s had a great week so I knew it was going to be a tough match but I’m so happy to have come through and have managed to overcome some of the nerves at the beginning.”

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