Emma Raducanu pulls out of Australian Open warm-up event in Melbourne

US Open champion has recently come out of Covid-19 isolation‘The first Melbourne event this week is too soon for me’

The US Open champion Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from this week’s Australian Open warm-up tournament in Melbourne having just come out of isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. Raducanu, who became the first qualifier to win a grand slam when she triumphed at Flushing Meadows in September, had pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last month after contracting the virus.

The 19-year-old was scheduled to headline one of the two women’s WTA 250 warmup tournaments taking place at Melbourne Park – dubbed the “Melbourne Summer Set” – from 4-9 January.

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