The British star says she hasn't had time to adequately prepare after isolating due to Covid.By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Friday December 31, 2021
Emma Raducanu has pulled out of this week’s WTA event (Summer Set 250) in Melbourne, due to the fact that she has not had enough time to prepare to recover from the isolation that was caused Covid-19.
The 19-year-old announced the news on Saturday, saying “The timing to compete in the first Melbourne event this week is too soon for me, having just returned from isolation.”
Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from the Melbourne Summer Set saying: “The timing to compete in the first Melbourne event this week is too soon for me, having just returned from isolation.” Look forward to seeing you compete later this month @EmmaRaducanu 💙
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Raducanu tested positive for Covid-19 on December 14. She has recently arrived in Melbourne and posted a video of herself practicing on Rod Laver Arena on Friday. It appears that she will be fine to play the Australian Open, which begins on January 17.