Teenage US Open champion wins top award

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British tennis prodigy Emma Raducanu has been crowned this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The 19-year-old was presented with the honour pursuing her unthinkable debut play connected the WTA Tour which included her stunning US Open triumph wherever she didn't driblet a set.

Voted by the public, the Brits indispensable person been pleased with Raducanu's efforts astatine Flushing Meadows, her triumph breaking England's 44-year drought for a women's Grand Slam singles champion.

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Olympic sportspeople dominated the voting with diver Tom Daley awarded runner up and swimmer Adam Peaty fixed third.

Manchester City and England guardant Raheem Sterling, boxer Tyson Fury, and paralympian Sarah Storey were besides shortlisted.

Following the announcement, Raducanu reflected connected her fairytale entranceway to nonrecreational women's tennis.

"It's specified an honour conscionable to beryllium among these nominees. Congrats to you and each your achievements," she said.

"I'm truly blessed with this, I've watched Sports Personality of the Year increasing up and it's an honour to beryllium among those past winners.

"I'm blessed for British tennis arsenic well, and that we've managed to get this award...again!

Emma Raducanu celebrates winning the 2021 US Open. (Getty)

"Thanks to each the fans and voters, this twelvemonth has been insane. The vigor this twelvemonth playing astatine Wimbledon successful beforehand of my location crowd, that was thing I've ne'er felt before."

Raducanu is the archetypal pistillate to triumph the BBC's main grant since Zara Tindall (nee Phillips) successful 2006.

Andy Murray was the past tennis subordinate to person the award. He was bestowed the honour for a 3rd clip successful 2016.

The existent satellite No.19, Raducanu volition beryllium astatine Melbourne Park successful January to contention the Australian Open for the archetypal time.

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