Battle of the teens
It will be the Big Apple battle of teenagers in Saturday's U.S. Open final after Britain's Emma Raducanu became the first qualifier to reach the title clash at a major, joining Canadian Leylah Fernandez as the duo continued their giant-killing spree. The final under the lights at the colossal Arthur Ashe Stadium between Fernandez and Raducanu will be the first major final in the Open Era across both the men's and women's game to feature two unseeded players. It will also mark the first Grand Slam final to be contested by two teenagers since the 1999 U.S. Open between Serena Williams and Martina Hingis. Both Raducanu, 18, and Fernandez, who turned 19 this week, were yet to be born then.