US Open champion Emma Raducanu is awaited with wide-open arms in her father’s natal nation, Romania, the place the latest WTA match, Transylvania Open, is about to happen simply two weeks earlier than the WTA Finals. Raducanu’s father Ian, now working in finance, grew up in Romania earlier than shifting to Nice Britain and assembly Emma’s Chinese language mom.
Moreover providing the enjoyment of enjoying in entrance of her father’s compatriots, Transylvania Open can convey Emma Raducanu each the chance to meet up with one among her tennis idols, Simona Halep, and to acquire eventual lacking factors within the race to the WTA Finals in Guadalajara.
That’s if the 18-year-old decides to take part within the match that may unfold in Cluj-Napoca between October twenty fifth and November 1st. What is obvious is that the officers behind Transylvania Open could be delighted to have the recent US Open champion enjoying in entrance of Romanian tennis followers.
“Emma has proven unimaginable power within the current weeks! I do know what’s behind the trouble she places in. It is not straightforward to keep up that super-good stage throughout each single match. Emma makes issues appear easy, however they don’t seem to be like that in any respect.
What I like most is how honest her pleasure is. We’re ready for her on the Transylvania Open with open arms! I feel Romania cannot wait to satisfy and applaud her,” mentioned Patrick Ciorcila, the match director of the Transylvania Open, for Romanian publication GSP.
Transylvania Open, the final match earlier than the WTA Finals
The second WTA match happening in Cluj-Napoca this 12 months, Transylvania Open, is about to collect highly effective gamers, particularly attributable to its placement within the WTA calendar, two weeks earlier than the WTA Finals.
“We count on to see sturdy gamers within the match, particularly since we’re adopted by the WTA Finals. The Transylvania Open shall be performed indoors within the BT Area. We shall be promoting tickets and match passes after October 1st.
And I am unable to wait to see the grandstand full, like on the US Open and Winners Open,” mentioned TD Patrick Ciorcila. WTA representatives introduced that the WTA Finals will happen this 12 months on 8-15 November in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The classical location was modified as a result of restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Cluj-Napoca is the one metropolis in Europe with 2 WTA licenses: Winners Open WTA 250 and Transylvania Open WTA 250. The latter can have at stake 280 WTA factors and $235.238 in prizes.