Immediately after the announcement of the Mubadala Tennis World Championship return in December, organizers announced US Open champion Emma Raducanu as the first big name for this year’s event.
Taking place at the Zayed Sports City International Tennis Center in Abu Dhabi from December 16-18, 2021, the 13th edition of the Persian Gulf’s premier professional tennis experience will once again welcome top tennis talent for three days of competition.
True to their word, championship organizers have made way for the best with the signing of Raducanu, who took the world by storm with his fairytale triumph at the US Open in September. The 18-year-old set a slew of records at Flushing Meadows: becoming the first
qualified, male or female, to win a Grand Slam in the Open era; the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004 and the first Briton to win a women’s Grand Slam title since Virginia Wade at the Wimbledon Championships in 1977.
With Raducanu secure, fans will be in for a treat from day one of the three-day championship. The high-energy women’s match takes place alongside a series of playoff matches featuring six of the world’s top male tennis players.
“We’ve consistently set the bar year after year with our roster, to the point where fans expect the best. Returning the Championship with the fans was a defining moment and we wanted to reward their loyalty with another unparalleled experience, ”said John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment.
“While working with Abu Dhabi government entities and key partners to ensure the safe return of the championship, we have been keeping our eyes on fit players in both men’s and women’s matches. See Emma’s star soar with superb performance in the summer, and
Fan reaction we knew we had to bring her to Abu Dhabi, with Emma’s remarkable win at the US Open reinforcing that decision.
“Emma – and her opponent – which will be announced in the coming days, will carry on the legacy of the MWTC women’s game, which has always attracted the biggest names in epic encounters. The full lineup for this year, which will be announced in the coming weeks,
highlights Abu Dhabi’s ability to host world-class international events featuring global talent, in a safe and secure environment. “
New UK No.1 and World No.22 Raducanu, meanwhile, is eager to make her MWTC debut and follow in the footsteps of greats like Maria Sharapova and Serena and Venus Williams.
“I’ve never been to Abu Dhabi and I can’t wait to go and play in the championship. I know the UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary in early December so I’m sure it’s going to be amazing there and I’m excited to experience all the country has to offer both at the event and culturally, ”Raducanu said. .
Tickets, starting at AED 100 for adults and AED 50 for children, are available on ticketmaster.ae and in the Virgin Megastores in the United Arab Emirates. In accordance with current health and safety protocols, social distancing measures will be in place in the stadium and throughout the Tennis Village.
Premier Hospitality tickets are available, providing fans with a premium F&B menu and court-side seating offering top-notch viewing and an unparalleled experience. More details are available at www.mubadalawtc.com
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