British wunderkind Emma Raducanu stunned viewers when she powered by way of to a victory within the U.S. Open in September 2021. The tennis participant, who was ranked one hundred and fiftieth on this planet and barely identified, catapulted to victory over Canadian participant Leylah Fernandez, additionally one other relative unknown.
Many shared Raducanu’s motivation within the U.S. Open was to merely win sufficient cash to purchase AirPods after she misplaced her personal earlier than a match.
Raducanu tells ESPN crew says she misplaced airpods earlier than first qualifying match after which she advised herself, nicely, if I win I should buy a brand new pair of airpods. #USOpen
— Erik Gudris (@ATNtennis) September 11, 2021
In an post-match interview with ESPN, Raducanu mentioned, “There’s a running joke in my team because before my first-round qualifying match I lost my AirPods and I was basically running around the changing room like three minutes before my call to go on trying to find it, but I lost it. I was thinking to myself, ‘You know what, if you win this match, you can buy yourself a pair of AirPods,’ and that’s become the running joke!”
The interview may be seen beneath:
— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeFT) September 11, 2021
After her victory, Piers Morgan additionally entered the fray claiming credit score. He tweeted, “I’ve been totally vindicated. She took my advice and won.” Morgan was referring to his previous criticism of Raducanu when she withdrew from Wimbledon earlier this summer time.
A foul day?
I have been completely vindicated.
She took my recommendation and received. https://t.co/Z6BvbAnuGT
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 11, 2021
He had tweeted then in assist of tennis participant John McEnroe who additionally criticized Raducanu for not having the ability to deal with the stress and quitting Wimbledon. Morgan wrote then: “Ms Raducanu’s a talented player but couldn’t handle the pressure and quit when she was losing badly. Not ‘brave’, just a shame. If I were her, I’d tell my fans to stop abusing McEnroe, & seek his advice on how to toughen up & become a champion like he was.” In actuality Raducanu withdrew due to respiration issues.
Regardless, Raducanu might be not serious about all of this on the way in which to the financial institution.
Ankel, Sophia. “Emma Raducanu, Whose Stunning Victory at the US Open Earned Her $2.5 Million, Said Her Initial Goal Was to Win Enough Prize Money to Replace Her Lost AirPods.” Insider, https://www.insider.com/emma-raducanus-goal-before-us-open-win-was-replace-airpods-2021-9. Accessed 13 Sept. 2021.
Futterman, Matthew. “Emma Raducanu Wins the U.S. Open to Complete a Miraculous Run.” The New York Occasions, 11 Sept. 2021. NYTimes.com, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/11/sports/tennis/emma-raducanu-wins-us-open.html. Accessed 13 Sept. 2021.
Piers Morgan Is at It Once more and Claims Raducanu Received after ‘Taking His Advice.’ 12 Sept. 2021, https://www.indy100.com/celebrities/piers-morgan-emma-raducanu-advice-tweet-b1918611. Accessed 13 Sept. 2021.