Emma Raducanu awarded wild card for Indian Wells

Emma Raducanu awarded wild card for Indian Wells

by Zachary Wimer

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Emma Raducanu didn't have sufficient ranking to qualify for the 2023 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells directly, and she was absent from the main draw entry list.

The WTA 1000 event, which is played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden from March 8th to 19th in 2023, is often considered to be the fifth Grand Slam, as it's the biggest event in both calendars. This year, it will be held for the 34th time as a WTA tournament and Emma Raducanu will be there.

After winning the 2021 US Open, Raducanu jumped into the Top 10 of the WTA Rankings, but she saw her rankings drop following an unsuccessful title defense last year. However, thanks to her undeniable qualities and big popularity, the 20-year-old was awarded a wild card for the WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells.

She will be joining fellow Grand Slam champions such as Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, Jelena Ostapenko, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka, and many more.

Although Raducanu was awarded a wild card, it's expected that it may go to someone else eventually, as she's only third player on the alternates list, and so three withdrawals will push her to the main draw.

Nonetheless, fans can be now sure that Emma Raducanu will compete at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and it will be surely a big opportunity for her to add some points and move up in the rankings to automatically qualify for such events in the future.


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