It would be an understatement of epic proportions to say that this U.S. Open women’s final is one anybody would have expected. But that doesn’t mean viewers aren’t in for a rare treat.
Two unseeded teenagers will take the court on Arthur Ashe Stadium, each looking to cement their place in tennis lore after defying all the odds to reach the championship match.
Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, 19, beat two former U.S. Open champions in the third and fourth rounds and two top-five players in the quarterfinals and semifinals to book her spot in the final. And while Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu had a far easier road, her path to the final was historic. The 18-year-old became the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era (since 1968).
Here is everything you need to know to watch the 2021 U.S. Open women’s singles final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York:
What time is the U.S. Open women’s final?
The match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, following completion of the mixed doubles final.
What TV channel is the U.S. Open women’s final on?
ESPN will air the match, and ESPN Deportes will have the Spanish-language broadcast.
How can I watch the U.S. women’s final online via live stream?
The match will be streamed on ESPN3/Watch ESPN and on the ESPN app.
How did each player reach the final?
- First round: Beat Ana Konjuh, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
- Second round: Beat Kaia Kanepi, 7-5, 7-5
- Third round: Beat No. 3 Naomi Osaka, 6-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
- Round of 16: Beat No. 16 Angelique Kerber, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
- Quarterfinals: Beat No. 5 Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)
- Semifinals: Beat No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4
- First round: Beat Stefanie Voegele, 6-2, 6-3
- Second round: Beat Shuai Zhang, 6-2, 6-4
- Third round: Beat Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-0, 6-1
- Round of 16: Beat Shelby Rogers, 6-2, 6-1
- Quarterfinals: Beat No. 11 Belinda Bencic, 6-3, 6-4
- Semifinals: Beat No. 17 Maria Sakkari, 6-1, 6-4