Emma Raducanu was unknown outside of British tennis circles before the start of 2021. By the end of the year, the 19-year-old has become a national celebrity and is well-known all over the world.
Winning the US Open as an 18-year-old qualifier was an incredible feat, one that had never been accomplished at any of tennis’ four majors before.
Three months later, a BBC Radio 5 Live documentary revisits the feat that catapulted the Bromley youngster from a 499-1 pre-tournament underdog to BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
‘Emma Raducanu: Fairytale of New York,’ which will show at 20:00 GMT on Thursday, will feature interviews with British tennis icons Virginia Wade and Tim Henman, as well as members of Raducanu’s backroom team.
This is a sampling of the documentary’s exploration of one of sport’s greatest triumphs and most amazing stories.
Source: BBC Sport