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Raducanu set for Mubadala tennis challenge

ABU DHABI, October 11, 2021

Flash Entertainment, organisers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) to be played in December, have announced that US Open women's champion Emma Raducanu has confirmed her participation in this year’s event.
 
Taking place at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi from December 16-18, the 13th edition of the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis tournament will once again welcome the sport's best talents across three days of competition.
 
The 18-year-old Raducanu, who took the world by storm with her fairy tale triumph at the US Open in September, set a host of records at Flushing Meadows: becoming the first qualifier, male or female, to win a Grand Slam in the Open era; the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004 and the first Briton to win a women’s Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.
 
Fans will be in for a treat from day one of the three-day championship with a series of elimination matches featuring six of the world’s best male players.
 
Flash Entertainment CEO John Lickrish said: “The return of the championship with fans was a milestone moment. While working with Abu Dhabi government entities and key partners to ensure the event’s safe return we had our eyes on the in-form players in both the men’s and women’s games. 
 
"Seeing Raducanu’s star rising with superb performances in the summer, and the fans’ reaction, we knew we had to bring her to Abu Dhabi following her remarkable victory at the US Open.
 
“Raducanu – and her opponent – whose name will be announced shortly, will continue the legacy of the MWTC women’s match. This year’s line-up will be announced in the weeks ahead.”
 
New British No. 1 and world No. 22 Raducanu is looking forward to making her MWTC debut, and following in the footsteps of greats including Maria Sharapova and Serena and Venus Williams.
 
“I’ve never been to Abu Dhabi and can’t wait to go and play in the championship. I know the UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary at the beginning of December, so I’m excited to experience everything the country has to offer,” she said.-TradeArabia News Service



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