Emma Raducanu reaches US Open final in New York

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Emma Raducanu will be playing in her second Grand Slam tournament

US Open 2021 Venue Flushing Meadows New York Date: 30-08-12 September Coverage: Daily radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra/BBC Sport website/app, with selected text commentaries and match report on the app and website

British teenager Emma Raducanu reached US Open final, as her meteoric rise continued. She won a thrilling straight-set victory over Maria Sakkari (17th seed) in New York.

Raducanu, 18 years old, extended her fairytale run of success with a 6-1 win 6-4 victory that saw her dominance once again almost beggar belief.

She is the first qualifier in a Grand Slam final, and she will be playing another teenager Leylah Florandez on Saturday.

Raducanu is the 44th British woman to compete in a major singles final.

"The time in New York flew by so fast, I've been keeping track of every day and now, three weeks later, I'm in my final. Raducanu stated, "I can't believe it."

Virginia Wade, who was the last woman to win that feat at Wimbledon in 1977, watched Raducanu's victory. It stunned all those who were watching from Arthur Ashe Stadium.

She has never lost a set at Flushing Meadows after completing three qualifying matches.

This is Raducanu's first Grand Slam tournament, and her fourth tour-level event.

Raducanu was ranked 336th worldwide before she reached the Wimbledon last 16 earlier in the summer.

After already being guaranteed to be the British woman's number one with her win at Flushing Meadows, this win places her in the top 30.

It is most important because it allows the Kent teenager, who also passed her A Levels in summer, to win one the most prestigious titles in tennis when she plays Fernandez, a Canadian 19-year old on Saturday at 21:00 BST

Raducanu won't be daunted by the win against Sakkari, and the others before it.

We will keep you posted.


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