The incredible run of Emma Raducanu continues as the 18-yeae old from Great Britain became the first qualifier to ever reach a Grand Slam final following a 6-1, 6-4 victory over 17th seed Maria Sakkari in the semifinals.
Raducanu is the youngest British major finalist in 62 years, the first from her country to reach a Slam final in 44 years and the first Brit in the final in New York in 53 years.
The British qualifier hit 16 winners, broke Sakkari three times and made 71 percent of her first serves in the one hour, 23 minute contest and will face Leylah Fernandez in the championship match.
Raducanu sets up improbable final with Fernandez after easy win over Sakkari
Early on, Sakkari was unable to take advantage of seven break points spread out over Raducanu's first two service games as the 17th seed sprayed errors in the key moments.
The Brit was able to break after a double fault set up her chance and a misplayed drop shot by the Greek gave Raducanu a 2-0 lead. A cracking backhand winner gave her a 4-0 double break lead.
Finally, an easy hold from the teenager made it five games in a row to start the match and after Sakkari held to get on the board, Raducanu served the set out to 15, punctuating things with a wide serve that Sakkari was unable to return.
The Greek saw her forehand let her down again in the third game of the second set as consecutive errors from that wing put Raducanu in front 2-1. She avoided going down double break in her next service game with some strong serving.
The way Raducanu was playing, the 17th seed had very little chance of getting herself back into the match and again she was nearly down big, saving five break points with sharp volleying.
The Brit continued to hold with ease, strong serving and terrific shot placement on her groundstrokes and she moved ahead 5-3 following Sakkari's 31st unforced error.
Serving for the match ahead 5-4, Raducanu jumped out to a 40-15 lead and on her first match point, an overhead smash capped another remarkable performance to send this brilliant teenager into her first major final.