Emma Raducanu will compete in the Transylvania Open as her comeback from the US Open gathers steam.
Emma Raducanu will compete in the Transylvania Open in Romania, her father’s home country, for the third time since her historic US Open victory.
Emma Raducanu is playing in her third competition since qualifying for the US Open. After putting her name on the entry list for the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in mid-October and receiving a wild card into the WTA 1000 in Indian Wells, which starts next week, the new world No 22 has now confirmed she will compete at the Transylvania Open in Romania at the end of October.
Raducanu’s schedule is filling up as she transitions to a full-time career on the pro circuit.
At the US Open earlier this month, the 18-year-old created history by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title, going undefeated in three qualifying matches and seven main-draw matches.
Her historic triumph catapulted her into the world’s top 25, with the teenager entering the US Open at a career high of world No 150 and advancing one spot higher in the rankings to world No 23.
Raducanu has announced her participation in a third tournament after winning in New York, after taking some time to allow the historic triumph run sink in.
Raducanu first confirmed she would compete in the Kremlin Cup, a WTA 500 event in Moscow that begins on October 18, and on Tuesday (September 28), the 18-year-old was awarded a wild card into the WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells, after saying she would take time to decide whether or not to return to America for the ‘fifth Grand Slam’.
As she continues to fill the rest of her 2021 season, she has been rapidly confirmed for her third post-US Open tournament, the Transylvania Open in Romania, where her father is from.
Raducanu is the third seed behind local favorite Simona Halep and world No. 18 Elise Mertens in the 250-point event, which runs from October 23 to October 31.
The newly minted US Open champion has previously mentioned Halep as one of her idols, and if both players qualify, they might meet in the semi-finals or finals. “Brinkwire News Summary.”