Emma Raducanu: British No 1 set for Agel Open in Ostrava with Transylvania and Guadalajara to come back | Tennis Information
Emma Raducanu could have excessive hopes of breaking into the WTA prime 50 with the British No 1 set for the Agel Open in Ostrava the place she’s going to open towards Daria Kasatkina.
After profitable the US Open as a qualifier final 12 months, Raducanu’s first full professional season has seen the 19-year-old attempt to modify to the gruelling nature of the WTA Tour.
The Briton, who’s presently ranked No 66, has loved notable wins over Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens, and is contemporary off a run to the semi-finals in Seoul.
Raducanu, who retired injured within the third set to former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko in South Korea, will likely be aiming to proceed her good kind on the indoor hard-court match within the Czech Republic this week.
The 19-year-old will face No 5 seed Kasatkina within the first spherical with the Russian enjoying in her first match for the reason that US Open.
The winner of the match will face both Seoul champion Ekaterina Alexandrova or Azarenka within the second spherical with third seed Anett Kontaveit a possible quarter-final opponent.
Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa, Kontaveit, and Maria Sakkari are the highest seeds for the WTA 500-level occasion.
Raducanu has additionally confirmed that she’s going to return to the Transylvania Open in Romania from October 10 the place she reached the quarter-finals final 12 months.
“I had a very enjoyable time final 12 months in Cluj. The individuals have been wonderful and made me really feel so, so welcomed,” Raducanu stated. “So, I am actually excited and joyful to say that I am coming again once more this 12 months.”
Raducanu’s father, Ian, hails from Romania, whereas the match additionally provides the British No 1 a possibility to go to her grandmother Niculina.
“Every time I can, I really like to return to Romania, that is the place my dad got here from. I’ve so many optimistic and joyful reminiscences from there so I’m actually trying ahead to coming again,” she added.
The previous US Open champion will then be part of a star-studded line-up on the Guadalajara Open Akron, the ultimate WTA 1000 occasion of the season, after being awarded a wild card.
The primary-draw will kick off on Monday, October 17.
Raducanu will start preparations for the 2023 season with an exhibition singles match towards Ons Jabeur on the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in December.
She had been on account of play Belinda Bencic within the 2021 version of the exhibition, however was pressured to withdraw on account of contracting Covid-19.
Remaining WTA Tour calendar
October 3: Jasmin Open Tunisia 250
October 3: Ostrava Open 500
October 10: San Diego Open 500
October 10: Transylvania Open 250
October 17: Guadalajara Open Akron 1000
October 17: Open Capfinances Rouen Metropole 125
October 24: Abierto Tampico 125
October 31: Dow Tennis Traditional 125
October 31: Puerto Vallarta Open 125
November 7: LP Open by IND 125
November 15: Argentina Open 125
November 21: Montevideo Open 125
December 5: Open P2i Angers Enviornment Loire 125
December 11: Open BLS de Limoges 125