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Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live stream: how to watch US Open Women's Final for free

Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live stream
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It's time for the Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live stream, and this match is unique in that it is all about the teens. No, we're not talking the audience demos. 

This is the first all-teens Grand Slam final since 1999 (back when a 17-year-old Serena Williams beat an 18-year-old Martina Hingis at Wimbledon). But who shall win this final women's US Open live stream and take center stage?

Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez match time

The Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live stream takes place today (September 11).
Game time is scheduled for 4:20 p.m. ET / 1:20 p.m. PT / 9:20 p.m. BST.
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on All4 or Amazon Prime Video
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Raducanu's semifinals round was a tad smoother, as she beat Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 in just 84 minutes. Remarkably, she's the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era and the youngest Slam finalist in 17 years. She's also making history for her home country, as the first British woman in the US Open final since 1968 (hi, Virginia Wade!). And she's still yet to drop a set in nine matches. 

Fernandez made it past Aryna Sabalenka with a bit more trouble, with a box score of 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4. The third set was a mix of Fernandez staying cool under pressure and Sabalenka fighting back, before Sabalenka ran out of steam in the final game, making several unforced errors as Fernandez clinched the victory.

Fernandez played the babyface to the hometown crowd, saying "I would say it’s thanks to the New York crowd," in an on-court interview. "They’ve helped me today, they’ve cheered for me. They never gave up on me, they fought for me. Thanks to you, I was able to win, so thank you New York."

This will be the pair's first meeting on the court in singles competition, and we're waiting to see who the bettors find to be the favorite. Here's how to watch Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez online:

How to watch Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live streams from anywhere

If you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout — and you can't watch the Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, and access the same streaming services you already paid for.

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Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live streams in the US

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In the U.S., the Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live stream is scheduled to begin at/around 4:20 p.m. ET / 1:20 p.m. PT today (Saturday, Sept. 11).

The match will be on ESPN, so everyone with cable is probably set.

US Open matches are spread across the ESPN family of networks, as well as streaming on ESPN3, ESPN Plus and the ESPN app. There is also coverage on the Tennis Channel.

If you cut the cord, you can get all of those channels from Sling TV (via Sling Orange) or Fubo TV's entry-level package. Both are on our best streaming services list, but tennis fans who also love basketball won't want to go with Fubo, as it doesn't have TNT. Tennis Channel can be added on with the Sports Extra (Sling) and Sports Plus (Fubo) packages, which are $11 per month.

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Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live streams in the UK

Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live streams in the U.K.

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Good news for U.K. tennis fans: the Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live stream will now be shown on free-to-air TV after Channel 4 struck a deal with Amazon to share the rights. That means the game will also be available to watch online via Channel 4's All4 streaming service, with coverage starting at 8 p.m. BST. 

In fact, that's good news wherever you are, because if you're normally based in the U.K. and have a valid television licence, you can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to watch the C4 coverage even if you're in another country.

Of course you could still watch via Amazon Prime Video if you prefer. The match time is set for around 9:20 p.m. BST. Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime, which is £79 per year.

Anyone from the U.K. who wants to watch from abroad can get their hookup by using a VPN.

Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live streams in Canada

Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live streams in Canada

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Tennis fans in Canada just need TSN for the Emma Raducanu vs Leylah Annie Fernandez live stream. The service can be subscribed to ala-carte or added to your package. 

TSN1 will have the coverage of the match, with coverage slated to begin at 4 p.m. ET.

TSN's streaming-only service starts at $19.99 CAD per month, a much better deal than its $4.99 CAD per day option. 

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Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.