NOT GOOD: Tennis fans left saddened over Emma Raducanu news

Emma Raducanu’s wretched run of luck has continued, with the British tennis player announcing her withdrawal from this week’s WTA tournament in Austin, Texas. The 2021 US Open champion took to social media on Sunday night, revealing that she has tonsilitis and won’t be able to play the inaugural ATX Open.



The 20-year-old hasn’t played since suffering a second-round loss to Coco Gauff at the Australian Open in January. She’s only played four matches this season after rolling her ankle in Auckland ahead of the Melbourne Park grand slam.



“I’m sorry to have to withdraw from the ATX Open,” she said. “I am currently suffering from tonsillitis and am unable to compete this week. Thank you to the tournament and the great hospitality here in Austin.”

Raducanu spent several days practising in Texas, but was forced to withdraw on the eve of the event. However it doesn’t appear as though she will be out for long, writing on Instagram: “Sad to be missing Austin but on the mend.”

The British No.1 will now head to Indian Wells to prepare for the WTA 1000 event, while also targeting an appearance at the Miami Open. The 20-year-old shot to stardom at the US Open in 2021 when she became the first qualifier in tennis history to win a grand slam.

However she has struggled for consistency since, while also suffering a number of injuries that have hampered her progress. She ended her 2022 season early after sustaining a wrist injury in October, before she was forced to withdraw in Auckland early in January after hurting her ankle.


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