Raducanu withdraws from Miami Open with back injury

Raducanu, a former US Open champion, missed most of last season after having surgeries on her ankle and both wrists.

Published : Mar 19, 2024 09:01 IST - 1 MIN READ

FILE PHOTO: British tennis player Emma Raducanu.
FILE PHOTO: British tennis player Emma Raducanu. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

FILE PHOTO: British tennis player Emma Raducanu. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Britain’s Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from the Miami Open with a lower back injury, tournament organisers said on Tuesday, the latest setback for the 21-year-old.

Raducanu spent eight months out with wrist and ankle problems last year but returned to action in January and had an encouraging performance at Indian Wells last week where she reached the third round.

The 2021 US Open winner, a wildcard entry at Miami, was scheduled to play China’s Wang Xiyu in the first round on Tuesday.

Raducanu had surgeries on her ankle and both wrists during last year..

READ | Swiatek swamps Sakkari 6-4, 6-0 to win Indian Wells title for Tour-leading 20th match win of year

She was beaten in the Indian Wells third round by world number two Aryna Sabalenka.

Wang will now face Slovakian qualifier Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.

Tuesday’s action sees Romanian Simona Halep return to action after her four-year doping ban was reduced to nine months and she was cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for an immediate return.

Halep, given a wildcard entry, will take on Spain’s Paula Badosa.

Venus Williams takes on Russian Diana Shnaider in the first round

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment