Emma Raducanu vs Yafan Wang start time: When is Australian Open match?

Emma Raducanu takes on Yafan Wang in the second round of the Australian Open after making an impressive start to her grand slam comeback.

The 21-year-old defeated Shelby Rogers 6-3 6-2 for her first grand slam win in 12 months on Tuesday and has a good opportunity to reach the third round against the world 94 Wang.

Raducanu, who has not reached the third round of a grand slam since winning the US Open in 2021, will hope to build on her opening performance at Melbourne Park.

The former British No 1 believes she is in a good place after reuniting with childhood coach Nick Cavaday, who she first worked with as a 10-year-old.

"I think it’s pretty calm now," Raducanu said. "It’s nice to be with Nick, feel very comfortable there. Just all aspects really of my life I feel like are calming down and settled.” Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Emma Raducanu’s next match at Australian Open?

Raducanu will face China’s Wang Yafan on Thursday morning UK time. Raducanu’s match has been scheduled third on the 1573 Arena, with the day’s play starting on the outside court at 12am GMT. However, an afternoon rain delay in Melbourne has pushed the schedule back by a couple of hours.

Raducanu’s match will follow two other British players, with men’s No 1 Cameron Norrie first in action against Italian qualifier Giulio Zeppieri. After Norrie fought from two sets down, that match was only starting a fifth-set decider by 5am GMT.

Norrie sealed an impressive comeback win at 5:45am GMT, with women’s No 1 Katie Boulter then facing a tough test against 12th seed Qinwen Zheng. The winner of that match plays the winner of Raducanu’s tie with Wang in the third round.

Raducanu could therefore expect to be on court anytime after 7:45am GMT - although it is entirely dependent on the previous match involving Boulter. The British No 1 lost the opening set against Zheng 6-3 and the match is now into a second.

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Australian Open order of play – Thursday 18 January

(all times UK / GMT)

Rod Laver Arena

From 1am

Iga Swiatek vs Danielle Collins

Lorenzo Sonego vs Carlos Alcaraz

From 8am

Elena Rybakina vs Anna Blinkova

Emil Ruusuvuori vs Daniil Medvedev

Margaret Court Arena

From 1am

Max Purcell vs Casper Ruud

Clara Burel vs Jessica Pegula

From 8am

Holger Rune vs Arthur Cazaux

Clara Tauson vs Victoria Azarenka

John Cain Arena

From 12am

Alexander Zverev vs Lukas Klein

Sloane Stephens vs Daria Kasatkina

Grigor Dimitrov vs Thanasi Kokkinakis

Jelena Ostapenko vs Ajla Tomljanovic

Kia Arena

McCartney Kessler vs Linda Noskova

Tommy Paul vs Jack Draper

Emma Navarro vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto

Jakub Mensik vs Hubert Hurkacz

1573 Arena

From 12am

Cameron Norrie vs Giulio Zeppieri

Katie Boulter vs Qinwen Zheng

Emma Raducanu vs Yafan Wang

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Hugo Grenier

Australian Open 2024 tournament schedule

Wednesday 17 January: Round 2, men’s singles, women’s singles

Thursday 18 January: Round 2, men’s singles, women’s singles

Friday 19 January: Round 3, men’s singles, women’s singles

Saturday 20 January: Round 3, men’s singles, women’s singles

Sunday 21 January: Round 4, men’s singles, women’s singles

Monday 22 January: Round 4, men’s singles, women’s singles

Tuesday 23 January: Quarter-finals, men’s singles, women’s singles

Wednesday 24 January: Quarter-finals, men’s singles, women’s singles

Thursday 25 January: Semi-finals, women’s singles

Friday 26 January: Semi-finals, men’s singles

Saturday 27 January: Women’s singles final

Sunday 28 January: Men’s singles final

  • Men’s & women’s doubles: 16-28 January

  • Mixed doubles: 18-27 January

  • Wheelchair events: 23-27 January

  • Junior events: 20-27 January

Australian Open 2024 prize money

Men’s and women’s singles, (Per player – 128 draw)

Winner: £1,674,000 (AU $3,150,000)

Runner-up: £925,000 (AU $1,725,000)

Semi-finals: £530,000 (AU $990,000)

Quarter-finals: £321,000 (AU $600,000)

Round 4:  £201,000 (AU $375,000)

Round 3: £137,000 (AU $255,000)

Round 2: £96,000 (AU $180,000)

First Round: £64,000 (AU $120,000)