US Open 2021: Emma Raducanu faces fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in ultimate

Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez


Emma Raducanu (left) and Leylah Fernandez have a combined age of 37
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 11 September Time: 21:00 BST
Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live/BBC Sport website and app, with live text commentary on the website and app

Emma Raducanu will seek to become the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in 44 years when she takes on fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in an unlikely US Open final between two players who have lit up New York.

A final between the world numbers 150 and 73 was never predicted, nor should it even be as thrilling a prospect as it is, but this US Open – and these two players – have defied expectations at every turn.

Raducanu’s story is the stuff of dreams – ranked too low to make the main draw, the 18-year-old had to come through three rounds of qualifying and has become the first qualifier to reach a major final.

And she did all that without dropping a set.

Fernandez, 19, has brushed aside a series of leading players…