Emma Raducanu is forced to call a doctor at the VITAL point of the US Open final when the British teenage star sustains a horrific cut on her knee as she tries to slide for a shot – leaving her opponent Leylah Fernandez smoking at intermission in the game
- Emma Raducanu triumphed in US Open final over Leylah Fernandez
- The Briton called a medical time-out at the last minute with blood steaming down her leg
- Fernandez was annoyed after building some momentum late in the game
Emma Raducanu’s dominance of the US Open threatened to come to an end in the final phase, as she had to call a medical time-out after two match points.
Leylah Fernandez had bravely weathered the storm with Raducanu just a swing from victory as the British teenager grazed her knee as she slid toward the ball.
With blood dripping down her leg, Raducanu was forced to request a medical time-out, with Fernandez complaining in a heated, lengthy debate that the interruption had wiped out the momentum she had just begun to build.
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Emma Raducanu had to call a medical timeout minutes before she won the US Open
The Brit was patched up, struggled back into control and stormed to glory at just 18 years old
Fernandez was furious after her momentum was disrupted and rowed on the field with the umpire