US Open 2021 Women’s Singles Final: Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Fernandez – Preview, Prediction and Live Stream

Published 09/10/2021, 1:31 PM EDT
Sep 9, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after her match against Maria Sakkari of Greece (not pictured) on day eleven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


After a thrilling fortnight of jaw-dropping tennis, it all comes down to this. The unseeded teenage duo is set to take center stage for one last time in New York this year. In the summit clash of the US Open 2021 women’s singles, it is Canada’s Leylah Fernandez vs Britain’s Emma Raducanu. Who will take home the coveted title at the end of it all?

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Leylah Fernandez vs Emma Raducanu: Preview and Prediction

Coming into the tournament, neither of the two players were favorites. While Fernandez was expected to reach the 3rd Round at best, Raducanu had to go through qualifying as well as the main draw to reach the final. But as the tournament went on, both players remained rock-solid. 19-year-old Fernandez overcame massive hurdles in the form of Naomi Osaka, Elina Svitolina and Aryna Sabalenka en route to the final. Meanwhile, her 18-year-old counterpart conquered Olympic champion Belinda Bencic and Maria Sakkari.

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The much-awaited title decider on Saturday will be a fierce battle. It is the first time since 2009 that two teenagers are contesting the US Open women’s final. With Raducanu’s fearsome hitting against Leylah’s unbreakable counterattacks, it is close to impossible to predict a winner. The British sensation will be heavily relying on her serve and ground strokes. On the other hand, the southpaw will look to use her opponent’s pace to her advantage, a tactic she has applied right throughout the competition.

Prediction: Emma Raducanu to pip Fernandez in three-setter for maiden Slam title.

Sep 4, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain (not pictured) on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

When and where to watch US Open 2021 women’s singles final

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The women’s singles final will take place on Saturday, on Arthur Ashe stadium. Fans can tune into their television screens and bring out the popcorn to kick off the weekend. The match will kick off during the early evening hours in New York. Players will walk out on court at 4:00 pm local time (9:00 pm BST)(1:30 am IST).

Sep 9, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada reacts after winning a point against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus (not pictured) on day eleven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

For local fans in USA, the match will be live on ESPN. In addition, EuroSport will telecast the US Open final across over 50 nations in Europe. RDS and TSN platforms will showcase the summit clash in Canada. Meanwhile, fans in India can catch live action on the Star Sports network or Hotstar. In the UK as well as Ireland, Prime Video is the official coverage partner for the tournament. Furthermore, beIN Sports will telecast the match in the Middle East.

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Are you excited for the US Open 2021 finals? If you have any plans for the weekend, set them aside right away. Trust us, you do not want to miss this historic final between two teenage sensations! Is it going to be Leylah Fernandez or Emma Raducanu?

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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