Became a global sensation when she won the US Open at the age of 18, the first-ever qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.
In a remarkable performance, she came through three rounds of qualifying and seven main draw matches at Flushing Meadows without dropping a set, defeating Leylah Fernandez 6-4,6-3 in the final. It was only her second Grand Slam event. In June, ranked 338 in the world, she had been awarded a wildcard into the main draw at Wimbledon and reached the fourth round. As a result of her US Open win, she reached a world ranking of 23 and rounded off the year at No.19. She was born in Canada but moved to the UK when she was two. Her father is from Romania and her mother is Chinese.