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Hello and welcome to Arthur Ashe Stadium for today’s US Open women’s final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Annie Fernandez. It’s a showdown that would have been unthinkable at the start of the fortnight, but we’re less an hour away from a best-of-three-sets match between a pair teenagers ranked 73rd and 150th with $2,500,000 (£1,807,000) in prize money and a grand slam championship on the line.
The players should be on court in a little over an hour but we’ll be with you throughout the final run-up on a cool 76F (24C) afternoon at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.
Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s a little more on the players’ journeys to this point:
There’s unexpected and there’s this: a US Open final between two teenagers ranked 73rd and 150th in the world.
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