January 17, 2022

Raducanu & Osaka to play in Melbourne forward of Australian Open

The Melbourne Summer season Set, comprising two WTA 250 and one ATP 250 tournaments, will characteristic a number of the world’s greatest names warming up for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park from 3-9 January, together with Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka

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Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka will play in the women's tournament dubbed 'Melbourne Summer Set'

Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka will play in the women's tournament dubbed 'Melbourne Summer Set'

Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka will play within the girls’s event dubbed ‘Melbourne Summer season Set’

Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka will headline two girls’s warm-up tournaments happening over two weeks at Melbourne Park forward of the Australian Open.

British teenager Raducanu will use the event to acclimatise to Australian circumstances on her first go to to Melbourne Park as she seems to construct on her sensational run to the US Open title at Flushing Meadows.

4-time Grand Slam champion Osaka, now ranked 13th on the planet, will return to motion after reducing brief her 2021 season after her exit from the US Open in a yr when she withdrew from the French Open and skipped Wimbledon, citing psychological well being points.

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty will kick off her marketing campaign on the Adelaide Worldwide warm-up.

Barty, who received the event in its inaugural yr in 2020, final performed competitively at Flushing Meadows in early September earlier than returning residence to Australia.

Barty, who was named WTA Participant of the 12 months this week after successful 5 titles in 2021, might be joined at Memorial Drive by Iga Swiatek, Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova.

Aryna Sabalenka and Leylah Fernandez may also play in Adelaide, which is able to host 9 out of the highest 10 gamers within the girls’s world rankings.

Rafael Nadal joins Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori within the ATP 250 Melbourne Summer season Set.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner, who was pressured to drag out of the US Open and name an early finish to his 2021 season after aggravating a foot damage, has determined not to participate within the ATP Cup in Sydney within the first week of the yr.

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