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US Open: Emma Raducanu makes history, becomes first British woman to reach women’s singles final

In the US Open Tennis Tournament, British teenager Emma Raducanu made history by becoming the first ever qualifier to reach the women’s singles final at a Grand Slam. The British teen defeated 17th seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-1, 6-4 in the semi-finals today to become the youngest Grand Slam finalist in 17 years.

Raducanu, who is ranked 150th in the world, will take on another teen Leylah Fernandez, 19, of Canada in the women’s singles US Open final on Sunday. Leylah Fernandez defeated A Sabalenka in the semi-finals.

A 17-year-old Maria Sharapova had won the Wimbledon title in 2004.

In the Men’s Singles semi-finals, No. 1 Novak Djokovic will meet 4 seeded Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev and No. 2 D. Medvedev will take on Alliassime tonight.

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