Emma Raducanu and the new wave are showing why women's tennis is better than the men's
Emma Raducanu’s victory has understandably dominated tennis coverage in Britain, but it has also prompted debate around the state of women’s tennis and how it compares to the men’s game.
Here, Telegraph Sport analyses the two and suggests the Raducanu-led female tennis world is in better shape than the one inhabited by their male counterparts.
For five out of the past seven US Opens, the women’s final has attracted a bigger audience on ESPN, which broadcasts the tournament in America, than the men’s final. If anyone was looking for a statistic to rebut the baseless assertion that the sporting public does not care about female sport, it is there in black and white.
Raducanu’s straight-sets win over Leylah Fernandez peaked at 3.4 million viewers on Saturday, while Daniil …
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