Emma Raducanu is back in action for the first time since her stunning US Open triumph and is at the top of the market to win in Indian Wells, as Max Liu explains...
"Raducanu won the US Open without dropping a set and is 35/1 to replicate that feat at Indian Wells."
Emma Raducanu returns to action this week at the WTA Indian Wells tournament and the British teenager is 7/1 to follow up her stunning US Open triumph with another victory.
The 18-year-old goes into the tournament in California as the favourite in the outright betting.
She won the US Open without dropping a set and is 35/1 to replicate that feat at Indian Wells.
The market makes Iga Swiatek, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza her nearest rivals in the outright winner betting, all at 12/1.
Odds show future looks bright for Raducanu
Raducanu's triumph, as she became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam, captured the imaginations of fans and saw her catapulted into heavy odds-on favouritism on the Exchange to win Sports Personality of the Year in December. Nearly £600,000 has been traded on her in the market, the majority of the £727,000 total.
Next year Raducanu is 17/10 to win a Grand Slam and 200/1 to win all four. She is 15/2 to win Wimbledon 2022.
Since winning at Flushing Meadows, Raducanu has enjoyed a whirlwind few weeks, attending the Met Gala in New York and generally adjusting to life as a celebrity. She has also been making plans for her future, getting rid of her coach Andrew Richardson.
She's currently without a permanent coach and will be advised at Indian Wells by former-British tennis player Jeremy Bates.
Raducanu has a bye in the first round, due to her number 22 world ranking, and will face either Maria Camila Osorio Serrano or Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round.
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