Raducanu returned to Flushing Meadows as the defending champion last month but lost her opening match to Alize Cornet, dropping 2,040 ranking points as a result. The 19-year-old said she was “happy because it’s a clean slate” and was eager to begin climbing back up the rankings at WTA 250 events – the lowest level of tournament on the professional women’s tour.
She quickly added one to her schedule after losing early at the US Open, taking a wildcard into this week’s event in Portoroz where she is now into the second round. And the British No 1 is continuing to build her schedule as she confirmed she would return to the Transylvania Open for the second year running.
In the first edition of the WTA 250 event last year, Raducanu reached the quarter-finals where she lost to Marta Kostyuk. And the world No 83 has now signed up to play in Romania again when the tournament begins on October 10.
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