Here’s a look at how today’s finalists compare. The nearly 19 years between Andreescu and Williams is the largest age difference ever in a women’s grand slam final, eclipsing the previous mark set by 1991 US Open finalists Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles, who were born 17 years and 45 days apart.
The pair met once before at last month’s Toronto final when Williams retired with a back injury trailing 1-3 after just 19 minutes.
Hello and welcome to today’s US Open women’s final between Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu. It’s a cracker of a championship match between the six-time US Open champion, who’s bidding for a 24th major title to tie Margaret Court atop the all-time leaderboard, and the hottest young player on the WTA tour, who is aiming to become the Canadian woman to win a grand slam in the Open era and the first teenage major champion since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open.
We’re a little more than a half hour from the start of today’s match. Plenty more to come between now and then!
Bryan will be here shortly. Here’s some pre-game reading: