A Wimbledon fourth-round appearance and some impressive A-Level results later, the Toronto-born teenager will emerge from Flushing Meadows as the new British No 1 and on the cusp of the world’s top 30.
Her teenage opponent for the final, Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, has also defied the odds to make it so far.
Fernandez has undoubtedly had a much tougher time in reaching the final, with each of her last four matches going the distance to a deciding set.
However, she has battled hard to surpass some of the world’s best, including Aryna Sabalenka, Elina Svitolina, Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka.
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