Following her defeat in the BNP Paribas Open earlier this month, the historic WTA US Open winner Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup, which starts on October 18. However, the teenager will look to return on the WTA Tour in the next few weeks.
The Briton released a statement saying that she had to make a tournament schedule change, and she hopes that she will be able to play in front of the Russian fans next year.
The 18-year-old has played only one match since shocking the tennis world with her victory at Flushing Meadows last month, suffering a second-round defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnochich at Indian Wells. After Indian Well, Raducanu entered the Kremlin Cup and Transylvania Open which was played in Romania, her father’s native country.
Emma has received praise from all over the world, but one of the biggest supporters of the Briton is maybe the best UK player of all time, Andy Murray. After Emma’s early exit at Indian Wells, the 34-year-old said that Emma is the future of UK tennis and that her early exit is just a “little bump” on her road to greatness.