The two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep and the US Open champion Emma Raducanu have committed to play at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz.
The last WTA 250 series event of the 2021 season will take place from 6-12 November on the indoor hard courts in Linz, Austria.
The 30-year-old Romanian has had a drought season due to a calf injury. Notably, she missed the French Open, Tokyo Olympic Games, and Wimbledon this year. As a result, she is now ranked 18th perch in the world and did not qualify for WTA Finals as well.
After the setback, Halep now competes at the home tournament, Transylvania Open in Cluj-Napoca. She then will play in Linz as a wildcard entrant to regain the old form.
“I am really looking forward to playing in Linz for the first time since 2012. I haven’t been able to play as much as I would have liked this season so to add another indoor tournament feels like a great opportunity,” Halep said.
The former World No.1 added, “I am hoping to finish the year on a high at the Upper Austria Ladies event in Linz and want to thank Tournament Director Sandra Reichel for my wild card.”
“I’ve Heard Many Great Things About Linz”, says Emma Raducanu
The US Open champion Emma Raducanu makes her debut at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz this year. World No.23 might be seeded top of the singles main draw.
“I’ve heard many great things about Linz, how well they treat the players and how many great champions have won this title in the past. I am really looking forward to coming to Austria and playing in front of their great fans,” the Brit said.
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