Emma Raducanus US Open final to be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK tonight

Amazon have announced that Emma Raducanu's historic US Open final battle with Leylah Fernandez will be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK on Saturday night.

Raducanu, 18, has already made plenty of history by reaching the Grand Slam final, becoming the first ever qualifier to do so and Britain's youngest finalist for 62 years.

Her incredible straight-sets victory over Maria Sakkari also means she is the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam final in 44 years, and the first to reach a US Open showpiece in 52 years.

Now the Bromley teenager will hope to go one better and become the first qualifier in history to win a major tournament.

She is due to lock horns with Canada's Fernandez, 19, in Saturday's all-important final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium – and UK fans will be able to watch it free of charge.

Having broadcast the rest of this year's tournament on their Prime Video service, Amazon have decided to also share the live broadcast of Raducanu's seismic showdown with Fernandez on Channel 4 to ensure maximum exposure for the youngster.

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Prime Video also plan to reinvest all fees from the Channel 4 agreement into British women's tennis to support the next generation of female talent in the game.

Coverage is set to begin on Prime Video at 8pm BST with pre-match analysis from Greg Rusedski, Daniela Hantuchova and Anne Keothavong, before the first serve takes place at 9pm.

Prime Video's coverage will be broadcast in its entirety on Channel 4.

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“Emma’s journey from qualification through to the US Open final at the age of 18 is a truly magical story for British sport and we think it’s important that we extend our coverage to as many people as possible to support her in this historic moment for women’s tennis,” said Alex Green, Managing Director of Prime Video Sport Europe.

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“Young tennis talent such as Emma need the right support to become the stars we see today and we’re delighted to be able to commit even more investment to the next generation of women’s tennis in the UK.”

Raducanu will have her work cut out against Fernandez, who has taken out the likes of Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka on her own route to the final.

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