Emma Raducanu pulled out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow before reaching the quarter-finals of the Transylvania Open in Cluj, so where is the US Open champion playing next? She will be aiming to end her remarkable season on a high before preparing for next year's Australian Open in Melbourne
Thursday 4 November 2021 11:40, UK
Emma Raducanu won her maiden WTA Tour match en route to the quarter-finals of the Transylvania Open, but where is the US Open champion playing next?
Raducanu's stunning win at this year's US Open catapulted her to worldwide stardom.
After suffering a second-round defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, the 18-year-old recorded her very first win on the WTA Tour at the Transylvania Open in Romania.
The British No 1 went on to reach the quarter-finals before bowing out to Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk.
So what are Raducanu's plans to end her remarkable season in which she started the year ranked down at world No 345?
Raducanu will be focussing her attention on playing in Linz as she bids to end her year on another high.
"I've heard many great things about Linz, how well they treat the players and how many great champions have won this title in the past. I am really looking forward to coming to Austria and play in front of their great fans," said Raducanu.
Tournament ambassador and TV presenter Barbara Schett has also spoken in glowing terms about the teenager from Bromley.
The former US Open quarter-finalist said: "I like the way she plays. With her triumph at the US Open, she triggered a real hype in Great Britain. Emma has got the whole package. She is not only a top athlete, but also very intelligent and an enchanting personality."
Raducanu will mark her second appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London since her US Open triumph having already joined Hollywood film stars at the new James Bond premiere for 'No Time to Die'.
Raducanu, who will turn 19 on November 13, has been scheduled to play a singles exhibition match at the iconic venue.
She will be joined by tennis legends including British favourite Greg Rusedski, fan favourite Mansour Bahrami, Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, former No 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spaniard David Ferrer, 2006 Australian Open runner up Marcos Baghdatis, and Czech Radek Stepanek.
Other players competing in the tournament include Xavier Malisse, Australian legend Mark Philippoussis, 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, former top-fiver Thomas Enqvist, former Russian No 1 Mikhail Youzhny, and German Tommy Haas.
The teenager added the lucrative exhibition tournament to her busy schedule in the run-up to the Australian Open, which starts on January 17.
She will take on reigning Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic in a match which will take place at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City.
"I've never been to Abu Dhabi and can't wait to go and 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 and I'm excited to experience everything the country has to offer both at the event and culturally," said the Briton.
Legends of the women's game including Serena, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova have all competed at the prestigious event in recent years.