Jubilant, Emma Raducanu proudly announces she is taking the US Open trophy
‘HOME’ after making history in New York
IT’S FINALLY COMING HOME… declared Emma Raducanu as she prepares to bring
the US Open trophy back to Britain.
The British teenager, 18, celebrated her incredible achievement with a football
reference after a summer of British sporting triumphs.
Raducanu pulled off a 6-4, 6-3 win against Leylah Fernandez to become the first
British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since 1977.
And to celebrate the win, she tweeted: “We are taking her HOMEEE.”
The tweet is a reference to English football’s famous ‘It’s Coming Home’ chant, which
echoes around stadiums when the national team succeeds.
The chant comes from the famous tune ‘Three Lions’ by the Lightning Seeds, David
Baddiel and Frank Skinner recorded ahead of Euro ’96.
‘It’s Coming Home’ was sung by millions earlier this summer as England reached the
Euro 2020 final, suffering an agonizing defeat to Italy.
But Raducanu, a huge football fan, has gone one better than the lads by winning at
Flushing meadows to become the UK’s sporting star for 2021.
The Londoner is the first Brit to lift the Women’s Singles title at Flushing Meadows
since Virginia Wade’s triumph in 1968 against Billie Jean King.
And the teen is the first Brit – male of female – to win a US Open Singles crown since
Sir Andy Murray did in 2012.
That was Murray’s maiden Grand Slam title, too, and Raducanu will be hoping to
replicate his success by winning Wimbledon one day.
She’s also tipped to earn a whopping £150MILLION in her career after taking home a
cheque of £1.8m for winning the US Open.
But Raducanu isn’t getting carried away and has been enjoying the moment, posing
for pics with her well-earned trophy.