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Melbourne Park, Australia January 2025

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Australian Open 2024: Emma Raducanu set to become the seventh Brit in the singles main draw

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Former US Open champion Emma Raducanu is set to enter the Australian Open main draw as one of seven Brits competing in the singles draws at Melbourne Park.

The 21-year-old had been scheduled to play the qualifying draws at this year’s event but with the withdrawal of five players – most recently Lauren Davis of USA – Raducanu has moved up the alternates list into the main draw using her protected ranking.

Raducanu is currently playing her first tournament back after eight months out with injury and clinched her first tour win of the season against Elena Gabriela Ruse in Auckland.

Her last outing at a major came at the Australian Open last year, where she lost to current US Open champion Coco Gauff in the second round.

She will join British No.1 Katie Boulter fresh off the back of a career-best win over world No.5 Jessica Pegula at the United Cup, as well as Jodie Burrage, who broke into the top 100 for the first time last season.

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In the men’s draw, Cam Norrie leads the British challenge with the world No.18 looking to build on his victory over Alex de Minaur at the United Cup last week as well.

Meanwhile, Dan Evans and Andy Murray will be hoping to kick-start their seasons on a high at the Slam where they’ve both enjoyed some of the best results of their careers.

Jack Draper rounds off the singles entry list as one of the in-form players on the ATP Tour having made his first ATP final in Sofia and winning the Ultimate Tennis Showdown Grand Final at the end of last year.

In addition, the Brits will have seven players in singles qualifying – including Harriet Dart, Heather Watson and Liam Broady – as well as a strong line-up in the doubles and wheelchair draws.

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