Mariah Carey is here to “Save the Day” and the 2020 US Open Women’s Final Saturday (Sept. 12), when she makes the world TV debut performance of her Ms. Lauryn Hill-assisted hit.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced Friday (Sept. 11) that she would kick off ESPN’s coverage of the championship event starting at 4 p.m. EST, with Naomi Osaka going up against Victoria Azarenka.

For the first time in US Open history, Mimi’s video performance, which incorporates footage of the most notable players in women’s tennis history, was filmed on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center days before the US Open began on Aug. 31.

“Watch SAVE THE DAY tomorrow at the Women’s Finals event of the @usopen! Honored to celebrate these amazing women and gamechangers,” the pop legend tweeted today with a 22-second preview of her performance.

“Save the Day,” featuring Ms. Hill, came out of the vault and onto streaming services on Aug. 21 as the first release from her archival deep dive album The Rarities, which will be released on Oct. 2. And its lyrics about being all in this together, rebuilding our crumbling world, and nonetheless saving the day couldn’t come to rescue us during a better year than 2020.

“Mariah Carey is a megastar, and we are honored to showcase her new song to the world,” said Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. “Her song captures the spirit of this moment in time, and through the US Open’s global reach, we can bring this message to our millions of fans worldwide.”

Catch a sneak peek of Carey’s “Save the Day” world TV debut performance below.


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