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Couple of random things which struck me:

1. Interviews before the match. What's that about? Apart from breaking the players' concentration, what nuggets are they hoping to unearth?
2. First the cheque, then the trophy. Welcome to the US.
 

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Most of them were thoroughly annoying throughout the whole tournament.

Incidentally, someone, I think, referred on here to her dad being amongst them. He wasn't - he was at home as he doesn't like being at games ever since she lost a match that he was at and he blamed himself for her losing! Not sure if I'm right, but I seem to recall someone mentioning on the commentary that the guy next to her mum was her fitness trainer(?). Anyway, whoever he was, he was an irritating little sh*t!
That was me.
I see her mum, sister and that bloke with them.
Her father is an Ecuadorian ex footballer who is also her coach.
I put 2 and 2 together and got 5.
I was watching Dutch Eurosport too.
 

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Only switched on after match point as was out. Absolutely incredible achievement, well done to her. Even more mind boggling when you consider her multiple recent mid match dropouts! Seems a nice lass. But the yanks announcing the prize money at the trophy presentation, lacked so much class - why am I surprised. Let’s hope she is allowed to play tennis and have her own personality before the media politicise her in some way, as it’s bound to happen.
 

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wow, how someone bounces a ball and walks winds you up? 😂

Stick to analysing football, not nations. Or maybe try and educate yourself.

If Only They Didn't Speak English by Jon Sopel | Waterstones
Equally as annoying, constant whoo haa’s, booing and refusing to quieten down

Anyway, I will stop now as clearly some people on here are getting offended on their behalf because they you are not allowed to criticise bad sportsmanship the day after the 9/11, even though they were Canadians not yanks.
 

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Only switched on after match point as was out. Absolutely incredible achievement, well done to her. Even more mind boggling when you consider her multiple recent mid match dropouts! Seems a nice lass. But the yanks announcing the prize money at the trophy presentation, lacked so much class - why am I surprised. Let’s hope she is allowed to play tennis and have her own personality before the media politicise her in some way, as it’s bound to happen.
She was advised by the medical team to withdraw from her Wimbledon 4th round tie due to dizziness and breathing problems.
I know Peirs Morgan still refers to her as the Wimbledon choker, but being forced to withdraw on medical grounds is a lot different to giving up or dropping out.
 

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Just read an interesting stat. Raducanu won 120 games throughout the tournament and only lost 50 games. Just showed how dominant she has been.
 

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She won 10 matches as well to win the US Open

You are only supposed to have to win seven !!!
 

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Here is her (never to be repeated) run to history

Q1: B Schoofs - 6-1, 6-2
Q2: M Bolkvadze - 6-3, 7-5
Q3: M Sherif - 6-1, 6-4

R1: S Vögele - 6-2, 6-3
R2: Z Shuai - 6-2, 6-4
R3: S Sorribes Tormo - 6-0, 6-1
R16: S Rogers - 6-2, 6-1
QF: B Bencic - 6-3, 6-4
SF: M Sakkari - 6-1, 6-4
F: L Fernandez - 6-4, 6-3
 
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Bloody Canadian, Romanian, Chinese immigrant coming over here and being a British sporting icon hopefully.
One in the eye for Farage and his ilk.

Well played Emma. Have fun and enjoy success while it is your friend.
 

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Her is her (never to be repeated) run to history

Q1: B Schoofs - 6-1, 6-2
Q2: M Bolkvadze - 6-3, 7-5
Q3: M Sherif - 6-1, 6-4

R1: S Vögele - 6-2, 6-3
R2: Z Shuai - 6-2, 6-4
R3: S Sorribes Tormo - 6-0, 6-1
R16: S Rogers - 6-2, 6-1
QF: B Bencic - 6-3, 6-4
SF: M Sakkari - 6-1, 6-4
F: L Fernandez - 6-4, 6-3
A very impressive run, especially that Third Round demolition.
 

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A couple of comments on the prize money being announced at the presentation being a classless US trait.

They have obviously followed the lead of Snooker in the uk.. (Fast forward to 8:30.).

It wasn't the announcement that grated...it was the stuff about Chase Manhattan presenting it and the actual presentation. ER looked almost embarrassed and very quickly passed the cheque to someone else so she could get her hands on the trophy.
It was a sponsorship commitment I am sure.

You mentioned a couple of comments?...(multiple??)
 
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Looks like I'm the first one back. Brilliant well done Emma. Bring it home to South east London the home of tennis.

Very much enjoyed watching that. Was anyone else put off by the noise every serve sounding like it was a let? Maybe microphone near servers feet landing, maybe my ears/beers.

Poor old panic attacks and Sue Barker, you've had a bad day!

Shows not all Brits are scared of US courts*





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It wasn't the announcement that grated...it was the stuff about Chase Manhattan presenting it and the actual presentation.
Get it correct, it was JP Morgan Asset Management!
 

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Really grounded person, played some incredible tennis. I think she has a lot of development still (not in a rude way but in the same way Serena Williams wasn't the complete player when she played as a teen to where she got to) especially 1st serve.

Having worked in newspaper industry some years ago, I just pray we don't see expose after expose of who her first kiss was with, who she dates etc
 

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Loved rewatching the final just now. It was so much easier without having nerves at vital moments this time!

One thing that I'd forgotten but which brought a big smile to my face was, before the after match ceremonies, seeing Emma, with a beaming smile, singing along to "Sweet Caroline" with the crowd!

Also credit to Fernandez for giving Emma a big hug after the match. Many others would have probably just given a cursory handshake.
 

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Really grounded person, played some incredible tennis. I think she has a lot of development still (not in a rude way but in the same way Serena Williams wasn't the complete player when she played as a teen to where she got to) especially 1st serve.

Having worked in newspaper industry some years ago, I just pray we don't see expose after expose of who her first kiss was with, who she dates etc
We will inevitably. She is intelligent enough to realise what she’s gotten into and hopefully will be well balanced enough to cope with it. The problem is social media and trolls. Some of the stuff on here, thankfully removed and tripe from middle aged arseholes like Piers Morgan will be nothing compared to what some sad deranged people will feel free to post.
 

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We will inevitably. She is intelligent enough to realise what she’s gotten into and hopefully will be well balanced enough to cope with it. The problem is social media and trolls. Some of the stuff on here, thankfully removed and tripe from middle aged arseholes like Piers Morgan will be nothing compared to what some sad deranged people will feel free to post.
Well said. I am not normally a tennis watcher but loved watching last night. Seeing a young professional dealing with the pressure of a partisan crowd and the expectation of all those supporting her was so refreshing. Such skill and athleticism.
She is a fantastic role model to all of us young and old in how she coped with the negativity she got from some at Wimbledon.
I hope she is able to have a long career with the same balanced attitude.
 

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Still can’t comprehend what Emma has achieved - unbelievable achievement and played some of the best women’s tennis i have ever seen these last two weeks. I thought she was good at Wimbledon but not this talented.

She seems to have got such a strong team around her and it will be interesting how she now deals with being an international superstar and all the fame and intrusion into ones private life that comes with that. Coupled with the expectation of people expecting her now to win. She seems so well grounded that I don’t think it will affect her but will now also need to deal with the commercial opportunities and her earning potential is huge.

Just everyone still need to remember she is only 18 and it is not classy for some people to say she ‘choked’ at Wimbledon.
 

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I was trying hard not to be too partisan against a 19 year old but the display over the time out with blood trickling down Emma’s leg was pretty poor form.
It’s a blood injury, there’s no choice but to stop the game for it to be treated.
Bad loser.
I think Fernandez lost the plot and the match at that exact spot. Pat Cash on RL5 said she should be sitting down having an energy drink not ranting to the ref. Emma said afterwards that she was thinking about game shapes and angles during that break and them came out and won the next 3 points (I think) to win the US Open. Incredibly smart - out fought and out thought Fernandez and every opponent she faced. Stunning - and I hope to be watching her win many Grand Slams to come.
 

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Query. Where were the Line Judges? Or, was some souped up version of ‘Hawkeye’ in use?

A fantastic technology stops all the b***ocks about whether a ball was in or out as now there is no discussion.
 

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Her is her (never to be repeated) run to history

Q1: B Schoofs - 6-1, 6-2
Q2: M Bolkvadze - 6-3, 7-5
Q3: M Sherif - 6-1, 6-4

R1: S Vögele - 6-2, 6-3
R2: Z Shuai - 6-2, 6-4
R3: S Sorribes Tormo - 6-0, 6-1
R16: S Rogers - 6-2, 6-1
QF: B Bencic - 6-3, 6-4
SF: M Sakkari - 6-1, 6-4
F: L Fernandez - 6-4, 6-3
Second qualifier took the most games off her. 😂

To hear her (and her opponent) speak so eloquently straight after the heat of battle was really good to see.
 

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Bloody Canadian, Romanian, Chinese immigrant coming over here and being a British sporting icon hopefully.
One in the eye for Farage and his ilk.

Well played Emma. Have fun and enjoy success while it is your friend.
Guess she could have chosen to play for one of four. Pity she
Didn’t stay an amateur and play for Kent ladies.
 

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Looks like I'm the first one back. Brilliant well done Emma. Bring it home to South east London the home of tennis.

Very much enjoyed watching that. Was anyone else put off by the noise every serve sounding like it was a let? Maybe microphone near servers feet landing, maybe my ears/beers.

Poor old panic attacks and Sue Barker, you've had a bad day!

Shows not all Brits are scared of US courts*





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I thought the same about the "let" sound. I suppose they had multiple microphones or something. Or possibly same as you ears/beers syndrome.
But have to say, what a great night thanks to channel 4 deal with Amazon. Took the edge off that last minute goal earlier.
 
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soon to become a very very wealthy young lady


In winning the US Open, Raducanu is on course to become the wealthiest female athlete in British sporting history. She can do the maths, too, having achieved an A* in the subject. The victory earned her $2.5 million (£1.8 million) in prize money while her beaming, photogenic smile will attract a slew of endorsements to add to lucrative deals already signed with Nike and the racketmaker Wilson. One brand manager suggested she could earn £20 million over the next two years and that £100 million in a lifetime was not an exaggeration.

“It may well go beyond that,” said Marcel Knobil, founder of Superbrands and the Brand Council consultancy.
 

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A fantastic, unbelievable and ridiculous achievement. An 18 year old British girl winning the US Open at the same time Brentford are playing in the Premier League. Didn't see either of these things happening in my lifetime - let alone at the same time. Just hope in Emma's case, the focus stays on her tennis. Her approach and focus in the US Open was sensational. I am confident she will keep focussed, just hope the press don't do what they normally do with our superstars.
 
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