Raducanu to meet Bencic in Abu Dhabi at Mubadala World Tennis Championship
The duo will join the exhibition event preparations start for players before travelling to Australia. The duo already played once in 2021 at the US Open where Ruducanu won 6-3 6-4. The Brit went on to win the US Open later while Bencic secured a gold and silver for Switzerland at the Tokyo Olympics. John Lickrish, CEO of the organizer of the event said:
“Since we introduced the women’s match in 2017, we have welcomed some of the biggest names in the game to compete in Abu Dhabi. With that legacy in place, the goal for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship is to keep evolving to ensure we bring our knowledgeable fans the best, unrivalled experiences."
He further said:
“With Emma and Belinda confirmed, this year’s match is set to be the most intriguing women’s match in the championship’s history. This is not one to miss.”
Belinda Bencic released a statement saying:
"When I was offered the opportunity to come and explore Abu Dhabi and all the championship has to offer, I was very excited and happy to do it. It’s great to travel to new places. I’m looking forward to coming, to immerse myself in the many cultures there and interact with all the fans. Emma and I played a great match in New York and I am looking forward to another great battle, this time in Abu Dhabi.”