Emma Raducanu is set to return to action at Abierto Akron Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico. She will be the top seed of the WTA 20 event starting on February 26.
Raducanu took to Twitter to announce her arrival in Guadalajara. She was seen on the training ground and about to play her first match since the Australian Open.
The defending US Open champion has not played a match since she broke out in the second round at the Australian Open. After her fairy-tale win at the US Open last year, the Brit has struggled with her form and has faced early disqualification in all the tournaments she’s entered since. Her start to the 2022 season has not been remarkable either. She was eliminated in the opening round of the WTA Sydney International, before being eliminated in the second round at the Australian Open.
Emma Raducanu’s Road to First WTA Title
Raducanu already has a Grand Slam title, but the young Englishwoman has yet to win a WTA title. With a fresh start after her disappointing Australian Open campaign and fewer top players in the fight, Raducanu will want to turn her luck around with a Guadalajara title.
She will enter the tournament as the top seed and have relatively easier opponents in the opening round matches, with Daria Saville in the first round and Lin Zhu in the next round. However, Raducanu needs to be wary of her rivals as she was eliminated at the Australian Open with a low ranking. Danka Kovinic. In the quarterfinals, a potential rematch in her first round of the Australian Open against Sloane Stephens waiting for her. Camila Osorio is her potential opponent in the semi-finals and then she will face Madison key or defending champion Sara Sorribes Tormo in the summit clash.
Path to title:
- R1- Daria Saville
- R2- Lin Zhu
- Quarterfinals – Sloane Stephens
- Semi-Final- Camila Osorio
- Final- Madison Keys
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