Emma will be returning home! The US Open champion Raducanu will be facing Elena-Gabriela Ruse from Romania next Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall. This is her first match since American success.

  • After falling out of Linz Open, Emma Raducanu’s competition season has ended.
  • The Champion Tennis event will be held on November 28th, and the teenager will take part in it.
  • Elena-Gabriela Ruse, whom she met in practice last month, will be her opponent.

US Open winner Emma Raducanu will finish her outstanding year against Romanian Elena Gabriela Russo in an exhibition match in London later in May, organizers announced Tuesday.

She has now finished the British competitive season. 

Flushing Meadows, September’s victory made her the 19th qualifier for a major.

Emma Raducanu's competitive season that saw her win the US Open has come to an end

Emma Raducanu’s competition season, in which she won the US Open, is over

Raducanu was a sensation after her breakthrough season, which saw her reach stardom at Wimbledon. Several exhibition events tried to grab her for the offseason.

At the Royal Albert Hall, the Champion Tennis tournament confirmed that the winner of the main event will be featured in the next weekend.

Raducanu will play WTA No 83 Ruse. Ruse played practice sessions last month at Transylvania Open.

The Brit will take on Gabriela Ruse at the Champion Tennis event on November 28 in London

The Brit will take on Gabriela Ruse at the Champion Tennis event on November 28 in London

The match will mark the first ever encounter between the two of them in a match, though they were said to be in good standings since Ruse became aware Raducanu’s potential back in 2018. 

Summer was a summer in which the Romanian confessed she wanted to play doubles alongside Raducanu. 

Ruse, via The Express, said that Emma wanted to double up with her because they couldn’t agree on it.

“She was hilarious and told me that she couldn’t do doubles.

“We met and became close friends. She’s an extremely nice person. It’s a pleasure to spend time with her. Although she speaks excellent Romanian, it’s hard for her to express herself in the language.

Raducanu played Raducanu during practice at Transylvania Open.

Andrei Nourescu, a Romanian journalist, announced the match via Instagram. He wrote: “The last details with Emma’s Team and the organizers at IMG have been settled. We can now confirm the event.”

‘Emma Răducanu and Gabriela Ruse will play an exhibition match on November 28 in London, in an iconic venue: The Royal Albert Hall!

‘It will be Emma Răducanu’s first appearance on court in front of the British public after winning the US Open trophy.

‘It will be the first time when Gabriela Ruse and Emma Raducanu  will be opponents in a match, even if only a demo one, both playing together only in practice sessions, so far.

Romanian journalist Andrei Nourescu announced the match through an Instagram post

Andrei Nourescu, a Romanian journalist, announced the match via an Instagram post

‘The Răducanu-Ruse exhibition will be followed by the ATP Champions Tennis Final and tickets for the London event are almost sold out.

‘Over years, Gheorghe Zamfir, Nadia Comăneci and Angela Gheorghiu have also performed at the Royal Albert Hall.’

Raducanu’s fortunes have been mixed since her Grand Slam victory. She lost early at Indian Wells, and was out in the quarterfinals in Romania. Wang Xiyu beat Raducanu in round one of the Linz Open.

This youngster is Chinese- and Romanian-born, and will be competing in the Champions Tennis tournament at London’s Royal Albert. Torben Beltz has been appointed as the new coach.

Hamburg-based Beltz received a reminder that the youngster is still a work in progress after she crashed out of the Linz Open to 106th-ranked Wang 1-6, 7-6 (0), 5-7. 

The 19-year-old's struggles continued as she lost to Wang Xinyu in Austria last week

Last week, the 19-year old lost in Austria to Wang Xinyu.