“I’m really excited” – Emma Raducanu confirms her intention to play at Australian Open
Emma Raducanu has pledged to play the Australian Open after losing at the Transylvanian Open.
The US Open champion suffered a disappointing loss to Marta Kostyuk in the quarterfinals in Cluj.
However, she was optimistic despite the loss, revealing that she will certainly make her senior debut in Melbourne in January, injuries permitting.
“I am really excited to be going to Melbourne,” Raducanu said.
“I played juniors there and it’s an incredible city but obviously the pros are different.
“But I’m excited, this will be my first time going as a pro. It will therefore be a new experience, a new locker room.
“I’ll have to find my way back and ask for directions, but I can’t wait to go!”
At the moment, confusion surrounds the Australian Open regarding the entry requirements for players.
The Australian Prime Minister has claimed that unvaccinated players will be granted visas to enter the country if they complete a two-week quarantine upon arrival.
However, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has repeatedly said players will be denied entry into the state without first being vaccinated.
This has left many players unsure of their ability or willingness to participate in the tournament, but Raducanu is clearly not one of them.