Emma Raducanu tests positive for Covid-19 and withdraws from Mubadala World Tennis Championship | Tennis News

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US Open champion Emma Raducanu, 19, was due to feature in the exhibition event in Abu Dhabi from Thursday alongside leading players including Andy Murray; “I’m isolating as per rules and hopefully will be able to get back on court soon”

Last Updated: 13/12/21 3:19pm

Emma Raducanu won the US Open in September

Emma Raducanu won the US Open in September

Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from this week’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship after testing positive for Covid-19.

The US Open champion, 19, had already traveled to the United Arab Emirates to feature in the exhibition event alongside leading players from the men’s and women’s game, including Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal.

Raducanu was due to face Olympic champion Belinda Bencic in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

“I was very much looking forward to playing in front of the fans here in Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately after testing positive for Covid-19, I will have to postpone until the next opportunity,” Raducanu said.

“I’m isolating as per rules and hopefully will be able to get back on court soon.”

A statement from the tournament organisers added: “Emma is now isolating and following all necessary protocols. We wish her a quick recovery and hope to see her back on the court soon.”

Raducanu, who became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in September, is due to travel to Australia after Christmas in preparation for next year’s first major.

Emma Raducanu opens up to Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao about her fairytale in New York and her aims for 2022.

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Emma Raducanu opens up to Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao about her fairytale in New York and her aims for 2022.

Emma Raducanu opens up to Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao about her fairytale in New York and her aims for 2022.

The British teenager, who has been working with new coach Torben Beltz, will begin her first full season on the professional tour in the Melbourne Summer Set – one of the two WTA 250 events taking place at Melbourne Park from January 3.

Raducanu, world No 19, has won two out of five matches since her memorable run in New York.

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