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Emma Raducanu wins US Open: BBC News Review

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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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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ - Introduction
0:30 - Story
1:32 - Headline 1: Emma Raducanu: Teenager’s US Open run captures imagination
4:50 - Headline 2: The Guardian: Anatomy of a tennis sensation:
Emma Raducanu’s run to final is no fluke
7:36 - Headline 3: Metro: How New York has fallen for Britain’s tennis sensation Emma Raducanu
11:00 - Language summary

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, not having 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.

fluke
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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https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-20/session-211

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