Emma Raducanu: US Open champion withdraws from Kremlin Cup


Emma Raducanu was anticipated to compete within the Kremlin Cup on October 18 however will now look to return on the WTA Tour within the subsequent few weeks following her defeat within the BNP Paribas Open earlier this month

Final Up to date: 14/10/21 9:55pm

Emma Raducanu will not play in Moscow on the Kremlin Cup subsequent week

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has pulled out of this month’s Kremlin Cup, citing a “event schedule change”.

The 18-year-old Briton has performed just one match since she shot to worldwide stardom along with her victory at Flushing Meadows final month, struggling a second-round defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnovich on the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Raducanu had been attributable to be again on courtroom on the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, which takes place between October 18-24.

Nevertheless, Raducanu introduced on Thursday that she is unable to play on the occasion this 12 months, and as an alternative is wanting ahead to returning to the WTA Tour within the “subsequent couple of weeks”.

Raducanu lost to Alaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open

Raducanu misplaced to Alaksandra Sasnovich on the BNP Paribas Open

“Sadly I’ve needed to make a event schedule change and will not have the ability to play Moscow this 12 months, however I hope to compete there and in entrance of the Russian followers subsequent 12 months,” she stated in an announcement.

“I look ahead to returning to the tour within the subsequent couple of weeks.”

Talking after her 6-2 6-4 loss to Belarusian Sasnovich at Indian Wells – which got here 27 days after her US Open triumph – Raducanu stated she wanted to “reduce herself some slack” as she involves phrases along with her new life as a Grand Slam champion.

Emma Raducanu does not need to 'press the panic button' following her first-round exit at Indian Wells, according to tennis broadcaster Barry Cowan

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Emma Raducanu doesn’t have to ‘press the panic button’ following her first-round exit at Indian Wells, in line with tennis broadcaster Barry Cowan

Emma Raducanu doesn’t have to ‘press the panic button’ following her first-round exit at Indian Wells, in line with tennis broadcaster Barry Cowan

She stated: “I am form of glad that what occurred right this moment occurred so I can study and take it as a lesson. So going ahead, I will simply have extra skilled banked.

“I believe it is going to take me time to regulate actually to what is going on on. I imply, I am nonetheless so new to every thing.

“I imply, I am 18 years previous. I would like to chop myself some slack.”

After Indian Wells, the world No 22 had entered the Kremlin Cup and the Transylvania Open in her father’s dwelling nation of Romania the next week.

She can be attributable to compete on the Higher Austria Women in Linz from November 6.

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