US Open champion Emma Raducanu withdraws from Kremlin Cup

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Moscow, Russia Published: Oct 16, 2021, 02:13 PM(IST)

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US Open champion Emma Raducanu has pulled out of this month`s Kremlin Cup which will start on October 18th.

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has pulled out of this month`s Kremlin Cup, citing a "tournament schedule change".

The 18-year-old Briton was due to be back on the court at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, which takes place between October 18-24. However, Raducanu announced on Thursday that she will be unable to play at the event this year.

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Raducanu has just played one match since she lifted the US Open trophy in the Flushing Meadows last month, suffering a second-round defeat to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

"Unfortunately I`ve had to make a tournament schedule change and won`t be able to play Moscow this year, but I hope to compete there and in front of the Russian fans next year," she said in a statement as per Sky Sports.

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"I look forward to returning to the tour in the next couple of weeks," she added. 

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