Emma Raducanu’s fairytale run at the US Open continues after the British teenager beat Maria Sakkari under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday night to reach the final.
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The 18-year-old became the first qualifier to reach the final of a major in the Open era as she beat the Greek No 17 seed 6-1, 6-4. She is also the first British woman to reach a grand slam final since 1977.
Raducanu will now face another teenager, Leylah Annie Fernandez, in the final after the Canadian beat Aryna Sabalenka 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in the evening’s other semi-final.