World number 2 Angelique Kerber — who will be ranked number one next week — will take on world number 11 Karolina Pliskova in the US Open Women's finals on Saturday (10 September) in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows, New York.
Where to watch live
Match starts at 8.30pm BST / 4pm local time. Live TV coverage in the UK will be available on British Eurosport and Eurosport HD. Live streaming is available on the official US Open website.
A list of broadcasters providing coverage from across the world is given at the end of the article.
Angelique Kerber is having a season to remember as she prepares for her third Grand Slam final of the year. The German, who will be crowned the new world number 1 when the rankings are released, is the reigning Australian Open champion and also made the finals of Wimbledon, which she lost to Serena Williams.
Apart from her success on the pro-tour, she also made the finals in the tennis event at this summer's Olympic Games at Rio. However, she had to settle for a silver medal after falling to Monica Puig in the summit clash. Kerber will be keen to bring in her reign as the top women's player in the world with the title at Flushing Meadows, but will have a tough task against Karolina Pliskova.
The Czech Republic star overcame Serena Williams in the semi-finals and will be high on confidence going into the game against the German. She also beat the older Williams, Venus, on her way to the finals. Pliskova has thus far failed to progress beyond the third round at a Grand Slam in her career, and therefore will feel the pressure much more than her opponent.
However, she has a good record against Kerber and won their most recent encounter, which was in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters in August.
Betting Odds (Betfair)
Angelique Kerber – 4/7
Karolina Pliskova – 8/5
The duo have faced each other seven times, with Kerber leading 4-3. Their most recent meeting was in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters in August, when Pliskova won in straight sets.
US Open history
The 2016 finals will be the first meeting between the two at the US Open.
US Open broadcasters list
|United Kingom||SkySports (extensive coverage) & British EuroSport (only main-court match)|
|USA||ESPN (exclusive rights in the US and will broadcast through all platforms including mobile/online streams)|
|Australia||FoxSports (exclusive rights from 2013 to 2016)|
|Canada||TSN (English coverage), RDS (French coverage)|
|Most European Countries||EuroSport 1 & 2 (Eurosport will continue to broadcast US Open and many countries, list will be published closer to US open start dates)|
|Middle-east||beIN Sports (available in all middle-easter countries and in some parts of north africa|
|Mexico||Sky Mexico (to have live coverage of US open in Mexico and some neighbour north american countries like Panama, Puerto Rico etc)|
|Spain||EuroSport (Usual coverage on EuroSport with spanish commentary)|
|South America||ESPN (ESPN Latin covers all four grand slams live on TV in most South American countries except Brazil)|
|Brazil||SporTV (selected matches) also available on ESPN Latin America|
|Russia||NTV+ & EuroSports|
|France||EuroSports (EuroSport set to continue their coverage of US open with in France as they enter last year of their current deal)|
|Germany||EuroSports (Available on EuroSport 360 and the current rights deal run through 2017)|
|Japan||Wowow (exclusive rights in Japan for US Open)|
|New Zealand||SKY NZ (Sky has tv rights contract with three of the grand slams including US Open. Only Wimbledon is broadcasted on TVNZ)|