Simona Halep Follows Emma Raducanu, Joins Action Packed List at Linz Open 2021

Published 10/26/2021, 9:54 AM EDT
Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania reacts after beating Kristina Kucova of Slovakia (not pictured) on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Romanian tennis star Simona Halep is one of the top players on the WTA tour currently. The two-time Grand Slam champ is currently competing in her home country at the Transylvania Open. Recently, there was another positive development in her schedule this year. She received a wild card and will be competing in the Upper Austria Ladies Linz 2021, which is held in Austria. 

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Besides Simona Halep, there are other prominent names that will be competing in this event. However, the most notable amongst them is the recently crowned US Open champion, Emma Raducanu

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Simona Halep against Emma Raducanu will be an interesting one 

It will be interesting if these players end up meeting each other during the tournament in Linz. They have never played against each other, but that could change at the ongoing Transylvania Open if both progress to the semi-finals of the event. Raducanu has admitted that Halep is a player that she looks up to on the tour. It will be a treat to watch the two face off, the experience of Halep on one side versus the raw talent of Raducanu on the other. 

The tournament is scheduled to take place from the 6th of November and will go on until the 12th of November. The event is played out on hard indoor courts. In the previous season, Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka won the competition. 

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Halep was last seen competing in Russia

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Coming to tennis, Halep was competing in the Kremlin Cup where she lost to Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals. She will face Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the opening round tomorrow in the Transylvania Open 2021. We wish her all the very best for the upcoming matches and for the remainder of the season.

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania hits to Kristina Kucova of Slovakia (not pictured) on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Moving on to Raducanu, things have not gone well for her after she fired her coach post the US Open success. She is expected to compete against Polona Hercog in the Transylvania Open 2021 later today. We wish her the best of luck and hope she can bounce back to winning ways. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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