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Channel 4 to show live match of Brit star Emma Raducanu's US Open final, while BBC to air highlights

Emma Raducanu at the US Open.
Emma Raducanu has made history as the first British woman to reach a singles final in 44 years. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Channel 4 will be showing the US Open final featuring British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu, while the BBC is to air highlights following her historic semi-final victory that saw her become the first British female player to make the final since Virginia Wade won the final in 1968. 

On Saturday 11 September 2021, the UK's Emma Raducanu plays Canada's Leylah Fernandez for the coveted sporting title, making Emma the first British woman to play in a major singles final in 44 years.

Live US Open Tennis Final starts tonight on Channel 4 at 8pm with the match due to begin at 9pm. The tournament is also being broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video. New customers can get a 30 day free trial of the streaming service. 

As well as a highlights programme, the BBC is also providing live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds, and BBC Sport online will provide live text commentary so there's plenty of ways to access the game.

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The historic match will start at 9pm in the UK (4pm in New York), and will be played at the Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows. This is the same venue as the semi-final, where Emma Raducanu beat Greek tennis star Maria Sakkari to secure her place in the highly anticipated final game.

Speaking about her win, Emma said: "The time in New York has gone so quickly, I've been taking care of each day and three weeks later I'm in the final. I actually can't believe it."

Not only is Emma the first British woman to play in a major singles final in decades, she's also the youngest British Grand Slam finalist in 62 years, and the fourth British woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era so she's breaking plenty of tennis records in her career.

More details about the planned BBC highlights programme are expected to follow soon, so we'll keep you updated when they're announced.

Lucy Buglass

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