“See you soon” Emma Raducanu confirms her first tournament since the 2022 Australian Open

World No. 12 Emma Raducanu finally announces her next tournament participation which will be her first since she lost in round 2 of the 2022 Australian Open.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

World No. 12 Emma Raducanu has finally announced her next tournament ever since she was defeated in the second round of the 2022 Australian Open. Emma’s start to the 2022 season had not been good. Having just recovered from Covid-19, the player lost in her season opener in Sydney and could not make many inroads at the Melbourne Park as she finds herself 1-2 so far this season.

Raducanu skipped the first two tournaments of February as she is getting further accustomed to her new coach Torben Beltz who joined her towards the end of the last season and the pair has not got enough opportunities to try out strategies. With two tournaments scheduled to begin in the final week of February, Emma has finally announced where will she be heading.

With a choice to make between the WTA-1000 Qatar Open and the WTA-250 Abierto Akron Zapopan, the British teen sensation has opted to travel to Mexico for the tournament where she will make her tournament debut as she is in her first full season on the Tour. It will just be the third edition of the tournament that was earlier in the WTA-125 category up until 2019.

“Hey everyone! I just wanted to say that I’m looking forward to coming out there and playing at the Abierto Akron Zapopan tournament. I’m looking forward to competing again and seeing Mexico for the first time. I’ll see you soon!” said Emma through a video message posted by the official Twitter handle of the tournament.

Emma Raducanu will be the top-seed

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Raducanu, who rose to a career-high rank of World No. 12, will be the top seed at the tournament starting next week with the tournament set to feature defending champion Sara Sorribes Tormo, who defeated Eugenie Bouchard in last year’s finals. Other players confirmed so far include Maddison Keys and Colombian youngster Camila Osorio.

The tournament in Guadalajara will start on 21st February and will conclude on 27th February. As per reports, Emma is also set to extend her stay in Mexico and feature at the 2022 Monterrey Open where her US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez won her first WTA title and might return to defend it this year.

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