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Editor James Bennett's column: It's exciting to know Emma Raducanu on a first-name basis, but let's cut the 18-year-old tennis star some slack

2021 US Open - Day 13

Emma Raducanu celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Leylah Fernandez  in the U.S. Open final on Sept. 11. 

Billie Jean. Chrissy. Martina. Steffi. Monica. Venus. Serena. Naomi. 

The greats of women’s tennis were so good, they’re known by fans worldwide by only their first names.

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