Emma Raducanu will face Leylah Fernandez at the US Open 2021 final tonight (Saturday, 11th September).
The Women’s Singles tournament boils down to this one match for Raducanu, as she prepares to become the first British woman to feature in a tennis major final since 1977.
The 18-year-old has defied all expectations this summer having reached the final of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium with a remarkable string of nine consecutive straight-set victories.
Raducanu’s latest result saw her overcome No.17 seed Maria Sakkari in the semi-finals – a result that now has her dreaming of the unthinkable.
Virginia Wade was the last British woman to reach a major final in 1977, and she went on to win Wimbledon that year.
Raducanu will hope to channel that same spirit as she battles for the most unlikely of triumphs on the world stage with an expectant Britain set to tune in for the primetime match on Saturday night.
RadioTimes.com brings you all the details about Emma Raducanu’s next match including what time she is playing and how to watch every moment on TV.
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What time is Emma Raducanu playing in the US Open 2021 final?
Emma Raducanu plays her next match at the US Open 2021 at 9pm (UK time) on Saturday 11th September 2021 for UK fans.
The entire US Open has been covered by Amazon Prime Video, with this game also available on the streaming service.
In a last minute partnership with Amazon, Channel 4 has announced it will also carry live coverage of Emma Raducanu in the US Open final. The programme will begin at 8pm ahead of a 9pm start to the match.
The match is expected to last approximately 90 minutes, though of course that could change drastically depending on how it all goes.
Wherever you are, you won’t want to miss the big showdown and you can soak it all up live on Amazon Prime Video, Channel 4 and with highlights on BBC.
Full details of the live coverage can be found below…
What channel is Emma Raducanu’s US Open final match on?
What ranking is Emma Raducanu?
Raducanu started the US Open at her highest ever position of No.150 in the official WTA rankings, but she will explode into the top 50 based on her US Open performance.
She was ranked around the No.350 mark for most of the last year before entering Wimbledon 2021 as No.338.
By the end of Wimbledon, where she received a wildcard entry into the draw, she had reached the fourth round and climbed to No.179 in the world.
If Raducanu loses the final, she will still rise to around No.32 in the world. Winning the entire tournament – not that we’re getting ahead of ourselves here – would catapult her into a slot around the No.23 mark.
Who are Emma Raducanu’s parents?
Raducanu was born in Toronto, Canada to a Chinese mother and Romanian father in 2002.
The family moved to the UK when she was only two years old and settled in Greater London.
Raducanu reportedly visits Romania regularly to visit her grandmother and family members in Bucharest, meaning she will be cheered on by fans across the British Isles and beyond!