Raducanu’s New York fairy tale in pictures

Emma Raducanu has made history by winning the US Open women’s title, beating Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 in the final.

The 18-year-old had already secured a place in the record books after becoming the first qualifier to reach a grand slam final – and she’s now the first British woman in 44 years to win one of the big four tournaments.

Here are some images from her phenomenal victory at Flushing Meadows in New York City.

Image: The stands were packed for the eagerly-anticipated US Open final. Pic: AP

Image: The match was the first all-teenage grand slam final for more than 20 years

Image: Raducanu was a full-time A-level student a little over three months ago

Image: Raducanu did not lose a single set over the 10 matches she played at the tournament

Image: The biggest difference between the two was Raducanu’s exceptional returning

Image: Leylah Fernandez had achieved a giant-killing run to reach the final. Pic: AP

Image: Raducanu kept the pressure on throughout the final. Pic: AP

Image: The teenager says she had always dreamed of winning a grand slam

Image: Despite the loss, her Canadian opponent is also tipped for future glory. Pic: AP

Image: Millions watched the match in the UK. Pic: AP

Image: The Briton collapsed with emotion after her ace secured the title

Image: The two players embraced after the remarkable match

Image: The Queen sent the tennis ace a message of congratulations

Image: Raducanu has picked up £1.8m in prize money

Image: She became the first qualifier to ever win a grand slam

Image: The victorious teen with her trophy following her sensational win. Pic: AP

Image: It was only her second grand slam competition. Pic: AP

Image: She has gone overnight from an outsider to one of the top names in the game. Pic: Scott Trindle

Image: Raducanu says she is ‘just loving life’. Pic: Scott Trindle

See the full feature in the October issue of British Vogue available via digital download and on newsstands Friday 10 September.