Emma Raducanu is on a roll. The 18-year-old played her way into the quarterfinals on Sunday with a dominant two-set win over Shelby Rogers.
With US Open champion and British tennis legend Virginia Wade — the last British woman to win a major — in the audience, Raducanu took a 6-2, 6-1 win.
Following her win, Raducanu was quick to wave at Wade and thank her during the on-court interview.
“You’re an absolute legend, so I’m honored to have you here,” Raducanu said.
Raducanu has been unstoppable in her US Open run, losing just 15 games in the entire tournament. She’s the youngest British Grand Slam quarter-finalist since Sue Barker in 1975. Starting out the year ranked No. 338 in the world, Raducanu is projected to hit No. 100 after the US Open.
She’ll face Olympic champion Belinda Bencic in Wednesday’s quarterfinal. Bencic is another player who has been on a roll, winning 13 of her past 14 matches dating back to the start of her Olympic title run.