It’s been an exciting two weeks of tennis in Flushing Meadows at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and the finals of the U.S. Open are nearly here.
Tomorrow, September 9, at 4 p.m. eastern, Coco Gauff takes on Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the women’s singles finals, held at Arthur Ashe Stadium. “The dream is to always win a Grand Slam,” Gauff told Town & Country before the Open began this year. “There are only four opportunities to do it every year. The stage is bigger, the fanbase is bigger—it is the pinnacle of tennis.” Gauff and Sabalenka have played five times previously, and Gauff has won three of those meetings. It’s bound to be an exciting match—and the entirety of the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd is likely going to be cheering for Gauff.
Get tickets to the women’s finals
On Sunday, September 10 at 4 p.m. eastern, the men’s finals will take place. The competitors have yet to be determined: In the men’s semifinals this afternoon, American 20-year-old Ben Shelton and Novak Djokovic will battle for one spot, and tonight, defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev will face off for the other. Many tennis fans are hoping for a Djokovic-Alcaraz match-up, a repeat of this summer’s Wimbledon finals, but both Shelton and Medvedev have had strong runs at the tournament this year, and can spoil that final.
Get tickets to the men’s finals
For both matches, there’s sure to be many famous faces in the stands, as the U.S. Open has become something of a celebrity magnet in recent years. If you can’t make it in person, the matches will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+.
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Emily Burack (she/her) is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers entertainment, culture, the royals, and a range of other subjects. Before joining T&C, she was the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site. Follow her @emburack on Twitter and Instagram.