The British teenager stunned the world by becoming the first qualifying player to win a Grand Slam at the US Open, then hot after running to the fourth round at Wimbledon – all to no avail. Win a game on the regular WTA Tour.
Raducanu, who became a global star following his victory in New York, finished the year 19th in the world, capping his supercharged rise from 343 in early 2021.
The WTA Tour said: “Emma Raducanu was voted WTA Rookie of the Year after making history in 2021 by becoming the first person to win a Grand Slam at the US Open, where she did not drop a set at all. his 10 matches.
“After the main draw at Wimbledon this year, she reached the round of 16 to become the youngest British woman to reach this round at the All-England Club.
“Her other notable results this season include reaching the final at the Chicago WTA 125 and the quarterfinals at the Transylvania Open (Cluj-Napoca). The England teenager started the year in 343rd place and finished the season at the best 19 world No. ”
Awards continue to come for Raducanu, who has been named BT Sport Woman of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times, and she is expected to add to her collection at BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday this year, where she is the overwhelming favourite.
World number one and Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty won the WTA Player of the Year award.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/emma-raducanu-wta-british-wimbledon-ashleigh-barty-b1971422.html Emma Raducanu was voted WTA Rookie of the Year