Emma Raducanu confirmed to play WTA 500 event at Moscow, still no clarity on Indian Wells

Emma Raducanu features in the entry list of Kremlin Cup, which will be played the week after Indian Wells at Moscow.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu stunned the world 10 days back at Flushing Meadows by becoming the first player in tennis history to win a grand slam as a qualifier. She beat fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final to win her maiden major.

After her historic victory, she jumped a whopping 127 places in the WTA Rankings to take the No.23 spot. This massive jump has disturbed all her schedule as the entry deadline for the tournaments upto Indian Wells were over prior to the US Open. This means that Raducanu hasn’t got a direct main draw entry into any WTA tournaments till Indian Wells.

Raducanu, after reaching Kent said that she will decide her schedule in the coming week and it was speculated that she could return at Indian Wells with a wild card entry. But till date, there is no conformation whether the Brit will be competing at Indian Wells or not. If she decides to play and doesn’t get a wildcard, she will have to once again play the qualifiers despite being ranked in the top 25.

Raducanu confirmed for Kremlin Cup

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Meanwhile, Emma Raducanu is confirmed to play the WTA 500 event at Moscow- The Kremlin Cup which commences from October 18 after Indian Wells. She is 10th on the entry list and could be seeded if any two of the top 20 players withdraw, which looks likely.

Garbine Muguruza is the highest ranked player on the entry list followed by Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, Maria Sakkari, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Angelique Kerber.

WTA 500 Moscow entry list:

  • Garbine Muguruza
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Elise Mertens
  • Bianca Andreescu
  • Emma Raducanu

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