Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from the Madrid Open 2023 owing to a right-hand injury. Raducanu was set to face Viktoriya Tomova in the first round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday. Raducanu withdrew from the competition just hours before the match. Her representatives stated that this is a continuation of the wrist tendinitis that has dogged her since last autumn. The English player will now be replaced by Julia Grabher in the main draws.
Raducanu's withdrawal means she will fall lower down the rankings and, as a result, fall out of the world top 100 for the first time since winning the US Open. The Madrid Open is the third tournament the English player has withdrawn from in 2023. If the 20-year-old tennis player doesn’t win a single game in the Italian Open which is slated to begin from May 9, then her participation in the prestigious Wimbledon hangs with doubts.
The world 85-ranked British player has suffered from various injuries in the recent past. She went through a wrist injury during the Miami Open which meant that she couldn’t participate further in the competition. She also struggled with tonsillitis which meant that she could play just 10 matches in the season.
The youngster will be looking to get better quickly and confirm her availability for the Italian Open which will be held in Rome from May 9.