• September 19, 2021

Exclusive: When is Emma Raducanu’s next match and who is she playing? How to watch US Open final, including date and UK start time with Amazon Prime reportedly planning to make it free to air

 Exclusive: When is Emma Raducanu’s next match and who is she playing? How to watch US Open final, including date and UK start time with Amazon Prime reportedly planning to make it free to air


It’s the battle of the teenagers in New York this weekend as Britain’s Emma Raducanu takes on Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final.

Raducanu, 18, beat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari in their semi-final at Flushing Meadow, winning 6-1, 6-4, while Canada’s 19-year-old Fernandez, saw off Aryna Sabalenka.

Raducanu beat Maria Sakkari to storm into the US Open final

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Raducanu beat Maria Sakkari to storm into the US Open final

Raducanu has little time to take in her historic achievement with her most important match to come

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Raducanu has little time to take in her historic achievement with her most important match to come

The match at Flushing Meadow will see the first all teenage final since 1999 when Serena Williams beat Martina Hingis

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The match at Flushing Meadow will see the first all teenage final since 1999 when Serena Williams beat Martina Hingis

In winning her semi-final, Raducanu became the first qualifier ever – male or female – to reach the final of a Grand Slam event.

She has not dropped a set and is also £900,000 richer, but there is a £1.8m prize up for grabs on Saturday night.

When is the final?

The match is scheduled to take place at 9pm (BST) on Saturday 11 September, with it beginning 4pm across The Atlantic.

Arthur Ashe Stadium, the biggest tennis stadium in the world, will host the match

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Arthur Ashe Stadium, the biggest tennis stadium in the world, will host the match

How can I watch it?

The battle of the teenagers will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

New customers can sign up to a free 30-day trial with Amazon Prime Video which will give you access to a wide range of films, television and other sporting events.

After that a subscription will cost £7.99 a month for UK customers, however reports have suggested that Amazon Prime are considering making the match free-to-air.

BBC will also show highlights on Saturday afternoon.

Who have they beaten?

Fernandez has recorded a few upsets en route to the final, beating defending champion Naomi Osaka, No 16 Angelique Kerber and No 5 Elina Svitolina.

Raducanu has beaten Zhang Shuai, Shelby Rogers and Belinda Bencic.

Have they played each other before?

Yes. The two met each other in the second round of the Wimbledon Junior tournament in 2018, with Raducanu winning 6-2, 6-4.

“I’m sure it’s going to be extremely different to when we last encountered each other,” Raducanu said on the prospect of facing Fernandez. “But we’re both playing good tennis so it will be a good match.”





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