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Sport Emma Raducanu's hectic 2021 calendar mapped out as US Open winner confirmed for Abu Dhabi

01:00  12 october  2021
01:00  12 october  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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US Open sensation Emma Raducanu will star in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi this December, organisers have announced. The 18-year-old is the first big name to be confirmed for the event, taking place at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City from December 16-18, and will see the return of spectators for the three days of competition. Raducanu set a host of records at Flushing Meadows, becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in the open era; the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004, and the first

Emma Raducanu has packed her schedule for the rest of 2021 following a surprise early exit in Indian Wells. The 18-year-old made history a month ago when she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title, coming through ten matches without dropping a set on her way to the US Open trophy. After an unsuccessful return to the match court in the Californian desert, she is set to play three tournaments and two exhibitions before the end of the year.

Raducanu became an overnight household name in the sporting world when she achieved the seemingly-impossible, failing to drop a set in three qualifying rounds and seven main-draw matches as she became the first qualifier to win a Major and the first woman to lift the title on her second appearance at Grand Slam level.

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Britain' s tennis darling Emma Raducanu , 18, wows in a geometric co-ord at the Met Gala after her US Open success. Raducanu , 18, beat 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez on Saturday night. Fashion fans have gone wild for Emma ' s tennis kit as they rushed to get their hands on her £110 outfit with the pieces selling out in almost every size online. Emma ' s match will go down in history, as the tennis sensation, who was sitting her A-levels earlier this year, became the first Brit to win a major since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977 and is the first qualifier to triumph in a Grand Slam, in either the

© Bang Showbiz Emma Raducanu defeated at Wells. Emma Raducanu suffered a major defeat in her first match since her US Open victory. The 18-year-old British tennis ace was beaten 6-2 6-4 by Belarusian champ Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Indian Wells, California on Friday night (09.10.21). Raducanu insisted she is not used to playing at nighttime, as she vowed to learn from her mistakes. Subscribe to our Telegram News Service. Download our mobile app. She said: "Aliaksandra played a great match. She' s an extremely experienced opponent who has been on the Tour for many years.

Having started the US Open ranked at a then-career high of world No 150, she now sits at No 22 and has gone from little-known underdog to the woman to beat.

The Bromley local made her highly-anticipated return to the match court in Indian Wells last Friday but was unable to notch an 11th successive win, looking flat in the slow conditions as world No 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated her 6-2 6-4.

While it was a disappointing first match since her historic US Open triumph, Raducanu will have plenty of opportunities to get more wins under her belt as she adjusts to life on the pro tour, after signing herself up for five more tournaments this year.

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Emma Raducanu has packed the remainder of her 2021 schedule with five tournaments © Getty Emma Raducanu has packed the remainder of her 2021 schedule with five tournaments

Express Sport takes a look at Raducanu's current schedule for the rest of 2021.

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Raducanu v Fernandez - 2021 US Open women' s singles final. Date: 11 September Time: 21:00 BST Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York. Coverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds, BBC Sport website and app, with live text commentary and match report on the website and app. British teenager Emma Raducanu reached the US Open final as her meteoric rise continued with a stunning straight-set win over Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari in New York. Raducanu , 18, extended her dream run with a 6-1 6-4 victory in which her dominance again almost defied belief.

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after winning the US Open . (Reuters). I know UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary, so it' s going to be amazing there, she said. US Open champion Emma Raducanu will make her Mubadala World Tennis Championship debut, organisers Flash Entertainment said while announcing Raducanu will feature in the women’ s match, which will take place alongside a series of elimination matches featuring six of the world’ s best male tennis players at the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi from December 16 to 18. “ Emma – and her opponent – who will be announced in

Kremlin Cup, Russia, October 18 - 24

The Kremlin Cup was the first tournament Raducanu signed up for after winning the US Open.

The WTA 500 event in Moscow has attracted a strong field of players this year meaning the world No 21 will have her work cut out for her with the likes of Garbine Muguruza, recent gold medallist Belinda Bencic, and one of Raducanu's idols Simona Halep all in the draw.

The ATP 500 event at the Kremlin Cup is also running simultaneously, with Raducanu's fellow US Open champion Daniil Medvedev set to play alongside other top Russian players including Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov.

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Transylvania Open, Romania, October 25 - 31

Raducanu has already shared her excitement to play in Romania's new WTA 250 event, as her father hails from the country and her grandmother still lives there.

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© Bang Showbiz Emma Raducanu defeated at Wells. Emma Raducanu suffered a major defeat in her first match since her US Open victory. The 18-year-old British tennis ace was beaten 6-2 6-4 by Belarusian champ Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Indian Wells, California on Friday night (09.10.21). Raducanu insisted she is not used to playing at nighttime, as she vowed to learn from her mistakes. She said: "Aliaksandra played a great match. She' s an extremely experienced opponent who has been on the Tour for many years. "I had to get used to the conditions. It' s my first time playing in Indian Wells.

Emma Raducanu with physio Will Herbert (left), agent Chris Helliar (right) and coach Andrew Richardson at the US Open . Raducanu decided to part ways with her coach of two years, Nigel Sears, and return to a familiar face, Andrew Richardson, who had worked with her when she was 11. Sears is one of the most prominent British coaches on the tour but Raducanu said she felt she needed a better fit for her development as she embarked on her first journey and looked to grow from her ranking of 184 after Wimbledon.

Simona Halep, Elise Mertens and Anett Kontaveit are among the players set to join the British teenager in Cluj-Napoca, where Raducanu has already said she is keen to get her grandmother down to watch her from the crowd.

Upper Austria Ladies Linz, Austria, November 6 - 12

The WTA 250 event has proven popular with young stars in the past, with fellow teenage sensation Coco Gauff's first title coming at the tournament back in 2019.

The Linz tournament is the final tour-level event in Raducanu's schedule for 2021, though she has also signed herself up for two exhibitions.

Emma Raducanu lost in Indian Wells on her return from her US Open triumph © Getty Emma Raducanu lost in Indian Wells on her return from her US Open triumph

However, following her loss in Indian Wells, the 18-year-old hinted that she may not play all the tournaments she has entered, saying of her European hard-court schedule: "Yeah, we'll see what happens when I get back. I'll probably discuss with a few people on my team and see what's right for me, what the next decision is going to be."

ATP Champions Tennis, London, UK, November 25 - 28

Before Raducanu became a Grand Slam champion, she signed up to appear at the ATP Champions event which sees retired male players face off in London's Royal Albert Hall.

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The teenager from Bromley will be playing an exhibition match at the Champions Tour event that attracts legends including former British No 1s Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman.

Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Abu Dhabi, December 16 - 18

The US Open champion was announced as playing in the 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi exhibition on Monday.

"I've never been to Abu Dhabi and can't wait to play in the championship. I know the UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary at the beginning of December, so I'm sure it's going to be amazing there. I'm excited to experience everything the country has to offer, both at the event and culturally," Raducanu said.

The exhibition has traditionally seen six ATP players battle it out for the title, attracting the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to play, while two WTA players have previously faced off in a single match to win, with Maria Sharapova defeating Ajla Tomljanovic in 2019 and Venus Williams defeating sister Serena in 2018.

Serena Williams also played her first match after giving birth to daughter Olympic during the first women's exhibition event at the tournament back in 2017, losing to Jelena Ostapenko, the French Open champion of that year.

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