Raducanu received a last-minute upgraded wild card into the main draw, originally only being granted one for qualifying, and made the most of it by storming to the second week before retiring her fourth-round match with breathing difficulties.
Her run made her something of a well-known name in British tennis but it’s her incredible 20-set streak to win the US Open title that has made her an international household name almost overnight.
“I’m just really happy,” she said of her first few days as a Grand Slam champion, admitting that her victory still hadn’t quite set in.
“It still hasn’t really sunk in, but occasionally I’ll remember that I won the US Open. So yeah, a really funny feeling.”