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Emma Raducanu, 18, begins US Open final in front of 24,000 fans
Emma Raducanu, 18, is taking on Leylah Fernandez, 19, in front of 24,000 fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York - the first all-teenage women's final at Flushing Meadows in 22 years. On the line is a prize cheque for £1.8million - more than eight times Raducanu's current career earnings - as well as 2,000 ranking points, which would move the teenager up from her current standing of 150 to 23. The match was preceded by a poignant ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, with a massive Stars and Stripes flag unfurled by female cadets, while a '9-11-01' stencil has been painted onto the court.
England could miss out on Harlequins starlet Louis Lynagh — son of Australia legend Michael — and would be powerless to stop theor moving in for him this autumn.
The winger, 20, is not expected to be included in’ first squad of the summer, a 45-man group announced on Monday for a brief training camp next week.
So Australia or Italy could pinch Lynagh — who qualifies for both, and for England via his parents — as early as next month. Lynagh grew up in southand has played for England Under 16, 18 and 19. Australia are considering relaxing their ‘Giteau Law’ which bans overseas players with fewer than 60 caps representing the Wallabies.
Channel 4 HD viewers complain of no SOUND for US Open coverage
The channel agreed a deal with Amazon Prime to show Emma Raducanu's historic final against fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez on free-to-air TV in the UK. But as viewers tuned in on Channel 4 HD, they were met with silence from the studio.
Australia and Italy enquired about Lynagh — who scored twice against Newcastle on Sunday — at the time of Quins’ Premiership title win in June, but England did not.
The RFU admitted they could lose him and other dual-qualified talents to the system. Asked if he was concerned about Lynagh’s allegiance, Conor O’Shea, the RFU’s director of performance said: ‘It is a fact of life. If not, other countries wouldn’t be doing their jobs. If we do our job properly, we get our pathway going.
‘We will still lose players, yes, but more people will have an attachment together — they grow up in little pockets, get bonds and experiences and that is quite difficult to split apart.
‘There are some players who will have a parental influence — whether it be a mother from Treviso or father from Australia, who is a bit of a legend — but Louis has come through the English system and it is great to see someone like him do well at Quins.’
Kim Kardashian looks like superhero at Justin Bieber's Met Gala party
The Met Gala may be over, but the after parties have only just begun. And it appears that Justin Bieber's shindig at Webster Hall is the place to be, with the likes of KUWTK star Kim Kardashian and her model sister Kendall Jenner in attendance.Kardashian, 40, channeled her inner Catwoman in a skintight spandex bodysuit and an angular eye mask.
Exeter No 8 Sam Simmonds could be in line for an England re-call today, the Lions tourist snubbed since 2018 by Jones, which could cast doubt on Billy Vunipola’s immediate Test future - who could be one of few established names to miss out, with Elliot Daly injured.
No Time To Die fashion hits and misses .
No Time To Die stars Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch led the glamour in breathtaking evening gowns as they joined leading man Daniel Craig at the Royal Albert Hall in London.Stars Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch led the glamour in breathtaking evening gowns as they joined leading man Daniel Craig, who was dapper in a pink dinner jacket, at the Royal Albert Hall.