Emma Raducanu's goal before her first-round qualifying match at the US Open three weeks ago was to win enough prize money to replace a pair of AirPods she had lost.

After winning the entire tournament — and $2.5 million in prize money — the 18-year-old Brit can now buy herself as many AirPods as she wants.

Raducanu made history on Saturday night after beating fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 in a stunning final to end Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion.

In a post-game interview with ESPN, the teenager said: "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!" she added.

Watch the interview below:

Raducanu, who sat through her final high school exams last month, has stunned the tennis world after becoming the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title. She did this without dropping a single set.

The teenager previously said her run to the tournament's finals had been so unexpected that she had booked flights home to England two weeks ago.

Raducanu started the year ranked 336th in the world and was 150th before the US Open started. Her win means that she will be among the world's top 50 players after the rankings are next updated.

Raducanu's career earnings before this tournament stood at around $303,00.


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