Wimbledon wish Emma Raducanu well and defend scheduling of her match

Teenager was forced to retire from her last-16 matchPlayer complained of breathing difficulties in second set

Wimbledon organisers have commended Emma Raducanu for the “poise and maturity” displayed in her grand slam debut and defended their scheduling of the order of play after the British teenager withdrew from the Championships on Monday night.

The 18-year-old was forced to retire from her last-16 match against Australian Ajla Tomljanovic after suffering from breathing difficulties in the second set. A statement from Raducanu’s team is expected later on Tuesday afternoon.

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