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Raducanu awarded a wildcard, joining Ons Jabeur and Beatriz Haddad Maia as confirmed entrants for February’s event

British tennis star Emma Raducanu will compete at the second edition of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open next month, with the 2021 Grand Slam winner the latest player confirmed to be participating in the WTA 500 event, ahead of the main draw entry list being announced on Tuesday January 9.


The competition takes place at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City, on February 3-11, and is set to feature some of the world’s best female tennis players with Raducanu, who enters as a wildcard, joining fan favourite, Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and World No. 11, Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia as confirmed participants.


Raducanu rose to prominence in 2021 when she defied the odds to win the US Open at the age of 18 having entered the main draw as a qualifier, eventually defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the final.


The victory ensured Raducanu became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era, while the fact she secured the title without dropping a single set throughout the competition made her achievement even more remarkable. 


Raducanu will be part of a 28-player field competing at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, with 18 direct acceptances through the entry list and six places available through qualification. There are also four wildcard entrants, which include the Kent-born star.


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