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Emma Raducanu will make her return to topline tennis at the dawn of the New Year in Auckland.
The former US Open champion will play at the ASB Classic in New Zealand alongside Coco Gauff and former Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki at what is a relatively lowly 250-level event on the main WTA Tour.
Auckland has a history of attracting decent names due to a sizeable appearance fee budget, and has hosted Serena Williams in the recent past.
Raducanu is waiting to hear if she will be awarded a wildcard for the Australian Open main draw, which starts on January 14.
She is six places