Speaking after her opening win against Marta Kostyuk, Halep said: “I’m happy that I will have the chance to play with [the] US Open champion so fast, the next tournament after that Grand Slam.
“Yeah, I just want to be ready and honestly I will focus on myself like I do every match.”
Meanwhile, Raducanu did not want to look past her first match against Sasnovich but admitted she would be excited to face off against one of her heroes.
“Yeah, it’s a round ahead so I don’t want to get ahead of myself at all,” the 18-year-old said ahead of the tournament.
“Like every single player in this draw is high quality. Anything can happen. Obviously Simona is my idol and if it were to happen I would be really excited and up for it because it’s just an amazing opportunity and experience.
“One match at a time. Just looking forward to getting out there when I play my first match.”