Hey Nineteen (and Eighteen)

It's beyond shocking. It's absolutely preposterous. 

And it's so good.

The final round of the women's singles division of the U.S. Open tennis tournament will be between Emma Raducanu of England (right) and Leyla Fernandez of Canada.

Huh? Who?

Fernandez turned 19 on Monday. Raducanu is 18 years old. Both were unseeded.

Fernandez was ranked no. 73 in the world before the tournament began. Raducanu, no. 150, had to survive three qualifying rounds before even being allowed into the main draw.

Raducanu has won 18 sets in a row in New York. Fernandez has beaten three Top 5-ranked players there.

They will play for the trophy on Saturday. The winner gets $2.5 million; the loser will have to settle for $1.25 million.

Their list of victims includes Shelby Rogers, Belinda Bencic, Maria Sakkari, Naomi Osaka, Angie Kerber, Elina Svitolina, and Aryna Sabalenka. Holy moly.

It's so crazy that I doubt there is anyone in the whole wide world who had them both on a finals betting ticket a week ago. At one point, one of them was 100-to-1 to win the whole thing; the other was 200-to-1. In women's pro tennis, clearly, anything can happen.