Raducanu awarded Indian Wells wildcard

Raducanu awarded Indian Wells wildcard
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British No 1 Emma Raducanu will make her return at the California-based tournament which is one of the biggest on tour; Indian Wells – a combined ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 event – is normally held in March but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic

Last Updated: 28/09/21 7:40pm

Emma Raducanu became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Leylah Fernandez

Emma Raducanu became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Leylah Fernandez

Emma Raducanu became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Leylah Fernandez

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been awarded a wildcard into the main draw of Indian Wells.

The British No 1, who became the first qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam singles title at Flushing Meadows earlier this month, will make her return at the California-based tournament which is one of the biggest on tour.

Indian Wells, which begins next Wednesday, is normally held in March but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Raducanu, who is now ranked world No 22 after winning the US Open, is currently 14th in the annual race for the eight places in November’s year-end WTA Tour finals in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The 18-year-old split with coach Andrew Richardson who guided her to the title in New York, citing her desire to work with someone with greater tour-level experience.

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