Emma Raducanu has been pressured to withdraw from the Austin Open resulting from sickness.
The 20-year-old was resulting from play her first match since her Australian Open loss to Coco Gauff in January on the new competitors in Texas, however withdrew simply earlier than the draw in a single day.
“I am sorry to need to withdraw from the ATX Open,” Raducanu mentioned.
“I’m presently affected by tonsillitis and am unable to compete this week. Thanks to the match for the good hospitality right here in Austin.”
The 2021 US Open champion had dedicated to play within the inaugural WTA Tour Match, which begins on Monday on the Westwood Nation Membership.
The occasion, which would be the first match held in the USA through the WTA’s fiftieth anniversary season, may also characteristic a 16-team doubles area.
Two periods – one through the day and one within the night – will likely be held on every of the primary six days of the ATX Open, which runs from February 27 to March 5.
Raducanu has had a disappointing interval since her historic win at Flushing Meadows, affected by harm points and poor type in her first full season on tour.
She was hopeful of being again to full health this 12 months after spending the low season engaged on her health and conditioning.
An harm scare simply earlier than the primary Grand Slam of the 12 months was a setback, however she recovered in time for the Australian Open.
She took a brief break from match tennis forward of the French Open, however her withdrawal from the Austin Open is an extra setback to her fledgling profession.
What does Raducanu need to do shifting ahead?
Raducanu is presently working along with her fifth completely different coach, Sebastien Sachs, who guided Belinda Bencic to Olympic gold and has additionally labored with former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka and Germany’s Julia Gorges.
Andy Murray’s former bodily coach Jez Inexperienced has additionally labored alongside the Brit through the low season and former Olympic champion Monica Puig believes it is vital for Raducanu to have a longtime and settled workforce in place for her to set her future objectives.
“Not essentially massive ones as a result of she gained that Grand Slam title, however she hasn’t been capable of string many outcomes collectively in a row,” mentioned Puig.
“Let go of the expectation after successful a Grand Slam. First, it is small objectives so quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals persistently of 250 occasions.
“Perhaps win a pair extra matches in a row and work on issues on the court docket. See your opponents. What are they doing to you?
“The place are the holes in my sport and begin filling in these holes by practising extra on these issues. It may possibly take the strain off her again.”