The 20-year-old Romanian won her first match in the main draw of a Grand Slam event, beating Alexandra Dulgheru 6-2, 6-1.
Raducanu made it to the last 16 at Wimbledon on her Grand Slam debut in July.
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Emma Raducanu, a British adolescent, demonstrated her skill and maturity on the Grand Slam stage by winning her first main-draw match at the US Open.
Raducanu, who was a break down in each set but came back to win 6-2 6-3 against veteran Swiss opponent Stefanie Vogele, was a break down in each set.
Raducanu qualified for her maiden major in New York after a remarkable run as a wildcard at Wimbledon in July.
A calm performance finished with a little wobble as she needed a seventh match point to get to the second round.
She will play Zhang Shuai of China, who defeated Raducanu in early August in San Jose.
Raducanu told Amazon Prime, “It’s simply wonderful.” “Everyone could see I was wobbly at the end, and I was so glad when it was over.”
“Physically, I’m in great shape and have a lot of confidence in my abilities. I’m eager to see how far I can push myself.”
The joyful response of the New York audience to Raducanu’s win, which featured a little girl carrying a banner that said “Emma, I Love You” and a line of selfie-takers eagerly waiting as she walked off court, exemplified the excitement around Raducanu.
Raducanu is the first British woman to win a match at Flushing Meadows this year, but Katie Boulter has a chance to join her in the following round later on Tuesday.
At about 23:00 BST, Boulter, who is also making her US Open debut, will play Russia’s Ludmilla Samsonova.
Heather Watson and Harriet Dart, both from the United Kingdom, lost their first matches as the final Grand Slam of the 2021 season began on Monday, while Johanna Konta withdrew due to a thigh injury.
Raducanu is the center of attention, and she demonstrates why.
Raducanu was set to play American 13th seed Jennifer Brady in her first match on Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world’s largest court, but the Briton’s plans were changed late when the Australian Open finalist withdrew due to a knee injury.
Instead, she played Vogele on court 17, and although playing an opponent with less pedigree may have been a stroke of luck, she demonstrated her ability to quickly adjust to the circumstances.
Raducanu gave another outstanding performance, backed by a raucous audience eager to witness for themselves why she has emerged as Britain’s greatest young talent.
She showed off her powerful stroke, wide range of abilities, and increased fitness after withdrawing from her fourth-round match at Wimbledon due to respiratory problems and dizziness.
“She will be in the top 10 in no time if she maintains her right mind, the right people around her, the discipline, and the work ethic,” Daniela Hantuchova, the former world number five and now an analyst, said on Amazon Prime.
Raducanu, on the other hand, had some difficulties in securing victory. Vogele exhibited further nervousness with a double fault on her sixth match chance after failing to convert five match points as she rallied.
A stunning reverse overhead volley offered up a seventh chance, with the Briton even laughing as he executed such a difficult shot at such a crucial point, clinching victory when Vogele went long.
She now has the opportunity to revenge her recent loss to Zhang after not dropping a set at Flushing Meadows this week and appearing physically stronger.
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Emma Raducanu won $1,000,000 at the US Open.
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