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Session 211

18-year-old Emma Raducanu beat 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez on Saturday to become the first qualifier, and first British woman for 44 years, to win a Grand Slam singles title.

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News Review

Emma Raducanu wins US Open

Emma Raducanu ended Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion as she beat Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open in the most thrilling style. 

The 18-year-old ended her scarcely believable run in New York with a 6-4 6-3 win over her 19-year-old Canadian opponent in a high-quality final. Rob and Catherine talk about the vocabulary from this story so you can talk about it too.

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The story

Emma Raducanu has ended Britain’s 44 year wait for a women’s Grand Slam singles champion after beating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open. The 18-year-old star saw off her opponent 6-4, 6-3, having not dropped a set throughout the tournament.

Key words and phrases

captures (someone’s) imagination
makes people interested and excited

  • His films captured the imagination of  sci-fi fans everywhere.
  • Her success has captured the imagination of tennis fans around the world.

something that happens by luck or chance and not skill

  • The snowstorm is a fluke – it’s summer!
  • Winning the game was a fluke – we hadn’t done any training!

fallen for
suddenly started loving someone

  • Phillip has fallen for the woman who works in accounts.
  • It looks like she’s fallen for an older man

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