When is Emma Radacanu’s next match? Who she will play at Indian Wells and how to watch on TV

Emma Radacanu will hope to shake off her injury concerns when she returns to action in the second round at Indian Wells on Friday night.

It is six months since the unseeded 18-year-old shocked the tennis world by beating Leylah Fernandez to claim the US Open title.

Now 19, Radacanu has struggled with injuries since her New York triumph, but will hope to return to form when she gets her Indian Wells campaign underway.

What form is Emma Radacanu in ahead of the tournament?

Radacanu will return to action for the first time since she was forced to retire injured during a marathon match against Daria Seville at the Guadalajara Open last month.

A bout of Covid-19 disrupted her pre-season plans and blisters on her hand played a significant role in her three-set defeat against Danka Kovinic in the Australian Open in January.

Despite being told she had “no chance” of competing at Indian Wells, Radacanu is fit and has recovered from a leg injury to take her place in the draw.

What do we know about her opponent?

Caroline Garcia is not seeded for the tournament - but does present a major challenge for Radacanu.

The 28-year-old has seven career singles titles to her name and also claimed a French Open doubles title with Kristina Mladenovic in 2016.

After reaching a career high fourth in the world in 2018, Garcia has slipped to 66th - but has shown signs of form as she reached the quarter-final of the Sydney International in January and the last four of the Lyon Open.

Garcia won her opening match at Indian Wells with a 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 victory against Dayana Yaestremska.

What has been said ahead of the match?

After last month’s defeat in Mexico, Radacanu said: “It's all part of it, all these spanners in the works.

“I feel I can take whatever bad luck is thrown at me after all the good fortune I had last year.

“But, yes, it is frustrating because I was hoping to build on it, but I'm sure I've got many more chances and tournaments to try and redeem that.”

What prize money is on offer?

The winner of the match will receive $31,130 from the total prize pot of $17,168,110 on offer in the tournament.

Where can I watch the match?

The match takes place on Friday night and is not expected to start before 9pm, following Andy Murray’s meeting with Taro Daniel.

The tournament is being broadcast on television by Amazon Prime Video, via the website or the Prime Video app on mobile, tablet or smart phone.