Raducanu Qualifies For Australian Open Main Draw After Another Withdrawal

Raducanu Qualifies For Australian Open Main Draw After Another Withdrawal

by Zachary Wimer

After much anticipation, Emma Raducanu is officially part of the 2024 Australian Open main draw after a series of withdrawals.

For much of the offseason, it looked like Emma Raducanu would be forced to play the Australian Open qualifiers as her special ranking was insufficient to enter the main draw directly.

As the season approached and players started to withdraw a small chance for the Brit to play at the event without having to play the qualifiers appeared.

She needed quite a few withdrawals, hence why the chance was small but ultimately, it happened. Players like Petra Kvitova contributed to that as she withdrew recently, but the final withdrawal came thanks to Lauren Davis, who was forced to pull out due to a shoulder injury.

Raducanu is now officially in as confirmed by the official entry list available on the website of the event. Number 103 on the entry list with her special ranking after missing much of last year due to triple surgery.

The Brit has been in action already, playing at the ASB Classic in Auckland and made a winning return to the WTA Tour. It wasn't an easy match, but she survived in three sets and kicked off what many hope would be a successful comeback.

Playing at the Australian Open will be a crucial part of that, and she hopes it goes as well as she can hope for. Her next match in Auckland is against Elina Svitolina, who will be a proper test for the Brit as a well-suited player to counter her aggressive style of play.

If she wins that match and adds a few more before the big one, we can start talking about her more seriously. Stick with us to find out how well Raducanu does during this Australian summer and beyond.


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