18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu, United States Open champion, received an invitation to play the Indian Wells tournament in Octoberthe organization announced Tuesday.
The tournament, which usually takes place in March, will run from October 4 to 17 in Indian Wells, located in the desert of southern California.
The organizers announced that in this year’s competition They will not be the number one in the world, the Australian Ashleigh Barty, the Japanese Naomi Osaka, third classified; the American Serena Williams and the Swiss Roger Federer.
With her US Open title, Raducanu became the first female tennis player in the professional era to start in the qualifying round and win the title earlier this month. individual in a Grand Slam competition.
The young woman, of a Romanian father and Chinese mother, was born in the Canadian city of Toronto, she made her WTA Tour debut in June and soon reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Barty’s coach Craig Tyzzer stated that the Australian may not be heading to Mexico for the WTA Finals either. in November.
The priority for Barty, after a demanding year abroad, which has seen her lift five titles and stay out of the top spot in the world rankings, is to arrive in top form for the next Australian Open in January after two weeks of quarantine on his return.