‘Will be a special moment’ – Emma Raducanu adds another event to her schedule

British teenage star Emma Raducanu has added another event to her diary as her return to the tour gathers momentum. 

The US Open champion will fly to Cluj-Napoca in Romania to compete in the Transylvania Open from the 24th October, alongside former world number one Simona Halep, Anett Kontaveit and Elise Mertens. 

“I am extremely excited to play at the Transylvania Open, in front of Romanian fans,” she said to Actualdecluj.ro.

“My father is from Romania, so to participate for the first time in a WTA competition in the country where he was born is a special moment and I can’t wait to get to Cluj!”

As well as competing in the tournament, Raducanu is expected to reunite with family for the first time since her grand slam victory.

Raducanu’s father moved over to the UK when she was younger, however much of her family still live there, including her grandma who insisted that she should ‘quit tennis’ after her retirement at Wimbledon earlier this year. 

The triumphant three weeks in Flushing Meadows has made the new British number one a global star, who has already attended some big events such as the Met Gala and most recently the James Bond No Time to Die Premiere in London. 

With recent withdrawals of Naomi Osaka and Ash Barty from next week’s rescheduled Indian Wells tournament, Raducanu was just announced as a wildcard for the event, which will be her first match since the straight sets victory over Leylah Fernandez 19 days ago. 

Raducanu hasn’t dropped a single set since her challenger final in Chicago on the 22nd August, where she lost to another rising teen Clara Tauson 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. 

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