As the US Open winner returns next week, Emma Raducanu has been given a wildcard to Indian Wells.
After receiving a wildcard for the Indian Wells Masters, Emma Raducanu will make her long-awaited return to the court.
Emma Raducanu has been given a wildcard to compete in the Indian Wells Masters, which starts next week.
Since her spectacular win at the US Open earlier this month, Raducanu hasn’t played a competitive match.
Fans will be watching to see if the 18-year-old can keep up her incredible form at the WTA’s largest tournament outside of the Grand Slams and year-end finals.
Raducanu’s participation in the tournament was verified by Indian Wells via Twitter. “This is a debut you won’t want to miss in the desert.” @EmmaRaducanu, see you in #TennisParadise,” the message added.
After winning the Transylvania Open, Raducanu may be able to see her grandmother for the first time in two years.
“I haven’t seen Emma since the pandemic started,” Raducanu’s grandma — her father Ian’s mother – told Romanian TV program Observator earlier this month. She was here two years ago with her family.
“She’ll be here for a competition next month. I’ll make sarmale for her when she visits Bucharest. Pork mincemeat with cabbage leaves and rice is her favorite dish. I showed her how to prepare it. She found out when she came to see me.” Raducanu will be without coach Andrew Richardson in Indian Wells after the two parted ways last week.
Raducanu worked with her youth coach during the historic US Open victory, but after rising to world No. 22, she has stated that she is searching for someone with more tour experience.
Raducanu began practicing with Richardson before the start of the North American hard court season, when she was ranked 179th in the world.
She had recently broken up with Andy Murray’s father-in-law, Nigel Sears, a former coach of Anett Kontaveit and Ana Ivanovic.
“It’s difficult to have that talk with anyone, but I believe for me, that’s just really what I need,” Raducanu said of parting ways with Richardson.
“Right now, I just feel like I need someone who has been through it and can really guide me along the path since I’m still very new to everything,” she says.
The 18-year-old will now seek out a new mentor on the professional circuit.
Raducanu is also competing in the WTA Kremlin Cup. “Brinkwire News Summary.”