Transylvania Open 2021: WTA tennis schedule, order of play, prize money - and when Emma Raducanu is playing

Emma Raducanu is through to the last 16 of the WTA Transylvania Open after beating Polona Hercog

Emma Raducanu has won her first match since US Open success at Transylvania Open 2021

Emma Raducanu made history in September by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam at the US Open and she was also the first British woman to win the tournament since Virginia Wade in 1977.

The 18-year-old from Kent however suffered a shock exit in her first tournament since her success as she was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open 2021 at Indian Wells in the second round.

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She has now returned to the courts in the homeland of her father and has since won her first match since lifting the US Open Trophy at the Transylvania Open

The Transylvania Open runs at the same time as the Vienna Open on the ATP tour and takes place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Simona Halep is the second seed at this year’s Transylvania Open

Here is all you need to know about the WTA Transylvania Open 2021

When is the Transylvania Open?

The Transylvania Open runs from Saturday 23 October - Sunday 31 October 2021.

Here are all the important dates for the tournament:

Qualifying rounds

  • Saturday 23 October 
  • Sunday 24 October 2021

Round of 32

  • Monday 25 October 2021
  • Tuesday 26 October 2021

Round of 16

  • Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Thursday 28 October 2021

Quarter final

  • Friday 29 October 2021

Semi final

  • Saturday 30 October 2021

Final

  • Sunday 31 October 2021

The first match of the day starts at 10am BST

Where is the Transylvania Open 2021 taking place?

The WTA Transylvania Open is being held at the Winner Sports Club on clay courts in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

How to watch the Transylvania Open 2021

The Transylvania Open is only available to watch through Amazon Prime. The first month of the Amazon Prime subscription is free, after which the monthly cost is from £7.99.

When is Emma Raducanu playing at the Transylvania Open 2021?

The young Briton came from a set down to beat Polona Hercog, claiming her first victory since her US Open triumph.

Raducanu suffered shock defeat at Indian Wells after her success in the US

She came back from 4-6 to win the next two sets 7-5 6-1. The Canadian-born tennis star then faced Ana Bogdan in the last 16 on Thursday 28 October 2021 and won 6-3 6-4. She will now faced Marta Kostyuk in the quarter final which will take place on Friday 29 October 2021.

After her comeback win against Hercog, Raducanu took to twitter to express her gratitude to the Romanian fans saying “super happy to get my first ever WTA win today. Multumesc mult si, te iubesc” which reads “Thank you very much and I love you.”

Speaking to the press after the match, Raducanu said “I think the key was to try and stay mentally composed.

If I kept giving myself a chance by holding serve I thought my tennis might improve and fall into place and it did - and I am really proud of myself for how I fought today.”

Order of play at Transylvania Open 2021

Here is the order of play at the Transylvania Open on Thursday 28 October 2021:

Round of 16:

  • Emma Raducanu v Ana Bogdan (6-3 6-4 to Raducanu)
  • Mona Barthel v Marta Kostyuk (6-4 6-4 to Kostyuk)
  • Irina Bara v Rebecca Peterson (6-0 6-3 to Peterson)
  • Simona Halep v Varvara Gracheva (4pm BST start)
  • Alison Van Uytvanck v Anett Kontaveit (5.30pm BST start)

All the matches are taking place on the centre court at the Winners Sports club

Who are the top seeds at the Transylvania Open 2021?

This year’s top seed at the event is Garbine Muguruza who is currently ranked number 5 in the world according to WTA rankings. Joining her as the top seeds were Simona Halep, Elise Mertens, Ajla Tomljanovic and Emma Raducanu. Raducanu and Halep are now the top seeds left in the competition.

What is the prize money for the Transylvania Open 2021?

The total prize money committed to the tournament is just over £171,000. The winner of the tournament is set to receive just over £21,000 while the runner up will likely receive just under £12,000.

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