Emma Raducanu: US Open champion to begin grass-court campaign at Nottingham | Tennis News

Emma Raducanu and Dan Evans have each been provided wildcards for the Rothesay Open Nottingham, which will get below manner on June 6; Raducanu can even participate within the Rothesay Traditional Birmingham, beginning every week later

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Emma Raducanu has been awarded a wildcard for the Rothesay Open Nottingham which starts next week

Emma Raducanu has been awarded a wildcard for the Rothesay Open Nottingham which begins subsequent week

US Open champion Emma Raducanu will play in Britain for the primary time this yr after being awarded a wildcard for the LTA’s Rothesay Open Nottingham event.

Raducanu, whose French Open debut final week ended with a bruising straight-sets defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnovich, has accepted the LTA’s invitation to launch her grass-court marketing campaign at Nottingham.

“I am excited to return to Nottingham and it is going to be an important alternative to play in entrance of British crowds for the primary time this yr,” stated the 19-year-old.

Raducanu crashed out of the French Open in the second round, losing in straight sets to Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Raducanu crashed out of the French Open within the second spherical, dropping in straight units to Aliaksandra Sasnovich

“This occasion will all the time be particular to me as I performed my first event on the WTA Tour right here final June and I am unable to wait to return.”

The Nottingham event will get underway on June 6, whereas Raducanu has already confirmed she can even function on the Rothesay Traditional Birmingham, which begins every week later.

It is going to be her first WTA match on this nation since she shot to prominence final autumn at Flushing Meadows, changing into the primary qualifier to win a Grand Slam event throughout the Open period.

Dan Evans  will also begin his grass-court season at Nottingham, in the ATP Challenger tournament

Dan Evans can even start his grass-court season at Nottingham, within the ATP Challenger event

British males’s No 2 Dan Evans has additionally accepted a wildcard for Nottingham, the place he’ll play within the ATP Challenger event that features Jack Sock and Fernando Verdasco, in addition to fellow British duo Liam Broady and Jay Clarke.

Evans, who gained his first ATP Tour title on the Murray River Open in Melbourne final yr, stated: “The grass-court season is all the time a particular time for British gamers.

“I am unable to wait to get again to Nottingham and play on courts which are all the time in such good situation. The house followers are all the time vocal of their backing and hopefully I may give them one thing to cheer.”