As the Brit returns to play, Emma Raducanu is dealt a difficult Indian Wells draw.
Emma Raducanu will compete in her first tournament since winning the US Open.
Since her amazing US Open victory, Emma Raducanu has been handed a difficult first match. The 18-year-old is poised to compete for the first time since winning at Flushing Meadows.
Raducanu shattered a slew of records in New York. Since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977, she became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam.
Her achievement was made all the more impressive by the fact that she entered the event as a first-time qualifier. She later admitted that she had booked a flight home following the qualifying rounds.
Raducanu, on the other hand, stayed for two more weeks and, in a thrilling final, defeated fellow youngster Leylah Fernandez 64 6-4. Despite a difficult 10-match sequence, she had managed to without dropping a set.
She’ll make her first public appearance since that victory. Raducanu is participating at Indian Wells this week, and if she wins her second-round match, she might meet her idol Simona Halep.
Raducanu, who is ranked among the top 32 players in the world, will be given a bye through the first round. Her extraordinary triumph at the US Open, which came after a run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, has propelled her up the rankings by 310 places in just ten months.
At the outset of Wimbledon, the Bromley-based talent was ranked 345th. She advanced to the fourth round, but she was forced to retire due to lung problems against Ajla Tomljanovic.
Raducanu is now ranked No. 22 in the world. As a result, she will be able to compete in Indian Wells in the second round.
And she’ll face the winner of Maria Camila Osorio vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich’s first-round tie. The two are currently rated 71st and 100th in the world, respectively.
With a win in the second round, Raducanu might face one of his idols, Simona Halep, in the third round. Byes have been given to both Halep and Elise Mertens, who will meet in the second round.
A stunning win over former World No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Halep would set up ties against the best on the WTA tour.
Raducanu is paired with Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova, Elina Svitolina, Belinda Bencic, and Iga Swiatek in the same half of the draw.
She overcame World No. 10 in the final. “Brinkwire News Summary.”