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Who will Emma Raducanu play next and what is her prize money?

Tom Avery September 8, 2021
2021 US Open
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Emma Raducanu has reached the US Open semi-finals after she saw off Olympic champion Belinda Bencic in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

The 18-year-old secured her place in the last four on her first match point in what was another imperious display.

Raducanu followed in the footsteps of fellow teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez and the pair are now one match away from an all-teenager final in New York.

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In the semi-final, Raducanu will play the winner of the remaining quarter-final, fourth seed Karolina Pliskova versus 17th seed Maria Sakkari.

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The dream run continues

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In the biggest match of her career, Raducanu looked at home once again on Arthur Ashe and it was Bencic who was forcing the play and making the unforced errors.

TENNIS SENSATION: Emma Raducanu advances to US Open quarter-finals

Raducanu is the youngest British woman to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam since Sue Barker did in 1975.

After advancing to the semi-finals, Raducanu is guaranteed to become the new world number 51 and British number one.

For context, the 18-year-old began in qualifying but has now breezed into the final four.

She was the world number 150 before the US Open started and has just knocked out the number 11 seed and Olympic gold medallist, without dropping a set.

How much prize money has she earnt?

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The Brit sensation has won $675,000 for reaching the US Open semi-finals.

Her career prize money prior to the final major of the year was $303,376 (US Open).

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How did the world react to her latest win?

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Here is a round-up of reactions to Raducanu’s phenomenal achievement upon reaching the US Open semi-finals…

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