Raducanu then went on to make the quarter-final of the ITF USA 16A before receiving another wild card for a WTA 125k Challenger event in Chicago, and made it all the way to the final, leaving at a new career high of world No.150.
The Bromley teenager also received a phone call from her parents during her North American hard-court season, informing her she had received an A* in maths and an A in economics, as she prepared to qualify for her second Grand Slam main draw in New York.
What happened next was something that had never previously been accomplished in the sport, as Raducanu came through three qualifying matches and seven main-draw matches without dropping a set, to become the US Open champion, the first qualifier ever to win a Major and the first woman to win a Grand Slam on just her second attempt.
She’s now not only one of the biggest names in tennis, but one of the biggest names in the sporting world, and her popularity is clear as she has amassed over two million Instagram followers, after having started the US Open on around 400,000.
Amid the red-carpet events, royal meetings and ambassador signings with brands like Tiffany & Co, Britain’s latest Grand Slam champion remains humble as she heads into her next tournament, having admitted that her favourite memory from the past few weeks was still the night she won the trophy and celebrated with her team.
She will now face former world No.30 Sasnovich in her opening match in Indian Wells on Friday (October 8) – her first since the US Open – and could meet her idol, two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep in the third round if both players can win their second-round matches.