To the delight of her Romanian fans, Emma Raducanu will stake her claim as the world’s latest tennis superstar when she enters next month’s Transylvania Open in the country where her father was born.
The teenager shot to stardom at the US Open this month after she became the first qualifier in history to capture a Grand Slam title. She did so without dropping a set and went on to defeat Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the final.
The Transylvania Open has officially released its main draw entry list. Can't wait! pic.twitter.com/PdQkcRIr9s
— Romanian Tennis (@WTARomania) September 29, 2021
Ms Raducanu, 18, has already accepted a wildcard into the BNP Paribas Open an Indian Wells, which starts on October 4. She has also signed up for the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
She is now set to follow that up with a trip to northwestern city of Cluj where the tournament is based. Cluj is the capital of Transylvanian region, which is best known for the bloodsucking fictional Dracula.
The tournament runs from October 25-31.
Transylvania Open tweeted: „Double Grand Slam champion Simona Halep and US Open champion Emma Raducanu will be playing and US Open champion Emma Raducanu will be playing in Cluj!
Ms Halep, 30, recently married in her Black Sea home town of Constanta.
Other players include Elise Mertens, Anett Kontaveit, and Paula Badosa.
The hard-court event carries a main prize of $235,238 and 250 WTA points.