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Raducanu Withdraws From Kooyong Exhibition

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By Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Emma Raducanu withdrew from a second straight exhibition.

The 2021 US Open champion pulled out of a scheduled Kooyong Classic exhibition vs. Mirra Andreeva on Tuesday as a precautionary measure, her management firm told The Telegraph.

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The withdrawal comes after Raducanu pulled out of scheduled Tuesday night exhibition vs. former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka on Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka also withdrew.

The Australian Open starts on Sunday, January 14th.

The 21-year-old Raducanu underwent ankle surgery and surgeries to both wrists last May.  

Playing her first Tour-level match in eight months, Raducanu squeezed past Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in her ASB Classic opener. Raducanu was in a winning position against Elina Svitolina in her second-round match, but could not close falling to the second seed 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 1-6.

Raducanu has been practicing on site at Melbourne Park ahead of the Australian Open.

Photo credit: Dave Rowland/Getty 

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