Emma Raducanu adds another event to her schedule as former British No 1 joins coaching set-up for Indian Wells
Emma Raducanu has added another tournament to her busy autumn schedule with the US Open champion confirming she will head to Austria in November.
The British No 1, who will play her first event since her stunning New York triumph at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells this week, has entered the Upper Austria Ladies Linz.
Having taken three weeks off to digest her achievement, Raducanu is poised for a busy month.
The new “Tennis Queen“ @EmmaRaducanu 🇬🇧👸🏻 is scheduled to make her Linz debut!
— WTA Linz (@WTALinz) October 4, 2021
After Indian Wells, the 18-year-old has entered the Kremlin Cup in Moscow beginning on October 18 and the Transylvania Open in her father’s home country of Romania the following week.
The Linz tournament begins on November 6, but Raducanu would be forced into a rethink should she qualify for the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, with the two events overlapping.
The top eight players of the season qualify for the season-ending showpiece. Raducanu currently sits 15th but there are major doubts over whether Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka will play and there are plenty of points still up for grabs.
Meanwhile, Raducanu will play either Maria Camila Osorio Serrano and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round at the BNP Paribas Open, having received a bye in the first round.
The teenager will also have a new coach in box for the WTA 1000 event with former British No 1 Jeremy Bates, who is also the Lawn Tennis Association’s national women’s coach, joining her set-up in Indian Wells.
Raducanu split from Andrew Richardson following her New York success, but has now appointed Bates on a short-term contract and it appears she is unlikely to make a permanent appointment before the end of 2021.
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