EFEFlushing Meadows, United States

Britain’s unseeded Emma Raducanu, 18, beat Greece’s Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 Thursday and made it to her first US Open and Grand Slam final.

Her rival in the final will also be another teenager, 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez, who won 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 against second-seed Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.

Raducanu, who has not lost a set since she began her participation in the preliminary rounds, became the first open finalist to reach the grand final as qualifier.

She also became the youngest tennis player to contest a Grand Slam final since Russia's Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004 at 17.