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US Open: Why it is right to be excited about 'wise' & 'fearless' Emma Raducanu

"It is right to be excited - not just necessarily about the future, but about what Emma Raducanu is doing right here, right now."

As she walked out onto the cavernous 24,000-seater Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, teenager Raducanu took a minute to soak in her surroundings.

She did not look overawed, or overly nervous. A few steadying breaths, a moment to sort through her bag, and then she jogged out to serve.

Just over an hour later, she was receiving a standing ovation after blitzing past home favourite Shelby Rogers to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final, leading British player Naomi Broady to say this is the time to be excited.