- Title: Raducanu receives wild card for Indian Wells
- Date: 28th September 2021
- Summary: INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 9, 2016) (REUTERS) WIDE OF INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN WIDE OF INDIAN WELLS PRACTICE COURTS PLAYERS PRACTICING
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- Keywords: BNP Paribas Open Emma Raducanu U.S. Open
- Location: INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Sport,Tennis,United States
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- Story Text: U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu has received a wildcard for next month's WTA 1000 tournament at Indian Wells, organisers said on Tuesday (September 28).
Britain's Raducanu, age 18, shocked the tennis world when she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam earlier this month at Flushing Meadows.
"2021 U.S. Open Champion and rising WTA Tour star Emma Raducanu has been awarded a wildcard into the BNP Paribas Open, a combined ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 event to be held October 4-17, 2021 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden," organisers said in a statement.
Raducanu has climbed to 22nd in the world rankings since her U.S. Open victory and is now the British number one.
The teenager enters the Indian Wells draw a day after world number one Ash Barty withdrew from the tournament while former champion Naomi Osaka is also sitting out.
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