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Thoroughly enjoying the New York experience post-US Open triumph: Raducanu

US Open women’s champion, Emma Raducanu of Great Britain, said on Wednesday that last 72 hours after winning the title at Flushing Meadows had been extremely hectic, but despite the busy schedule post the triumph, she had been thoroughly enjoying the New York experience.

Thoroughly enjoying the New York experience post-US Open triumph: Raducanu

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW YORK: US Open women's champion, Emma Raducanu of Great Britain, said on Wednesday that last 72 hours after winning the title at Flushing Meadows had been extremely hectic, but despite the busy schedule post the triumph, she had been thoroughly enjoying the New York experience.

Eighteen-year-old Raducanu became the first qualifier in the Open Era to win a major and become the first British woman to win a Slam since Virginia Wade in 1977 when she defeated Leylah Fernandez of Canada on Sunday (September 12 - IST). Since winning her 20th consecutive set in New York, she's done the talk show rounds with Good Morning America, paid a visit to the New York Stock Exchange and been invited by Chanel to the most exclusive part of the year at the Met Gala.

"It still hasn't really sunk in, but occasionally I'll remember that I won the US Open," Raducanu told WTA Insider about her new-found success on Wednesday.

"I feel great. Everything that's happened in the last 72 hours has been so much fun and really exciting. It's been busy, but I can't complain at all because I've just been having such an amazing time and experience in New York. I've got some amazing opportunities and I'm just really grateful to be able to do the things I've been doing. I'm just really happy."

The teenager said that as a youngster she didn't know all these "amazing opportunities" existed off-court.

"When I was younger I never imagined that all of the amazing opportunities off the court existed. When I was younger and I watched older players win Slams, that was just the dream, the Slam on its own, the achievement, sharing it with the team and relatives and friends. But it's just an added bonus, isn't it, all of the really cool things you get to do.

"I think for me, still, I cherish the most the moments with the team after the Grand Slam win. I think that was probably the most special night ever, when we were reflecting and just chatting about the last three weeks, the trip, and it was just a really nice moment to have shared with everyone," said the British player, whose father is Romanian and mother Chinese and was born in Canada. (IANS)

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