For the former German tennis player Anke Huber, the US Open final in New York between teenagers Leylah Fernandez (19) and Emma Raducanu (18) comes completely unexpected.
“Nobody expected that now,” said the 46-year-old of the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten”, “great girls, the two”.
The Canadian Fernandez and the British Raducanu face each other in the final of the last Grand Slam tournament of the year.
“What fascinated me is this very grown-up game between the two of them. It is unbelievably good how they build up a point, and they are very good on their feet,” said Huber, Sports Director at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart.
Your age is also an advantage. “There’s still a lot of carefree going on. At 18 or 19 you don’t really worry,” said Huber: “Both of you have no pressure, you have nothing to lose – sometimes balls come in that normally wouldn’t go in. “