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US Open champion Emma Raducanu withdraws from Moscow Kremlin Cup

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Emma Raducanu’s post-US Open battle continues as the British teen sensation pulls out of the Moscow Kremlin Cup next week… with eagle-eyed fans leaking the news on social media ahead of the official announcement

  • GB star Emma Raducanu withdrew from next week’s WTA Kremlin Cup in Moscow
  • No direct reason was given for Raducanu’s withdrawal from an event
  • The decision was leaked on social media when her name was removed from the list
  • The 18-year-old’s next scheduled appearance is now the Transylvanian Open











Emma Raducanu started to stutter as the US Open champion went ahead last night as she withdrew from next week’s WTA Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

There was no immediate reason for the withdrawal from an event that was intended to be the start of a three-week series of indoor tournaments across Europe, concluding her season.

Her next scheduled appearance is now the Transylvanian Open in the Romanian city of Cluj Napoca, and she remains on the list of registered players.

Emma Raducanu’s (above) stuttering start to life as the US Open champion continued last night as she withdrew from next week’s WTA Kremlin Cup in Moscow

However, in what would always be a difficult adjustment period after Flushing Meadows, there are no certainties and the impression of confusion within the camp is created.

Even the way she withdrew last night was quite a mess, with no official announcement being made and the news leaked on social media through the eagle eyes that had her name removed from the Moscow entry list.

Not much has gone well since the curious decision not to renew the deal with coach Andrew Richardson, who accompanied her on the summer trip to America that culminated in New York’s triumph.

Raducanu became one of the most talked about tennis players after winning the US Open

Raducanu became one of the most talked about tennis players after winning the US Open

However, not much has gone well since the curious decision not to renew the deal with coach Andrew Richardson (left) - who accompanied her on the summer trip to America

However, not much has gone well since the curious decision not to renew the deal with coach Andrew Richardson (left) – who accompanied her on the summer trip to America

She has yet to find a replacement and traveled to Indian Wells without even the physio who had accompanied her before, Will Herbert.

At the event in California, which would never be anything but pressured with her newfound status, she had to hire the services of Jeremy Bates of the Lawn Tennis Association.

Although Bates was a respected coach, Bates’ main job was to work with Katie Boulter and he would always leave the tournament after her first round. As it turned out, she lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets.

Last night, an official reason for her non-appearance in Russia was still awaited. Now it remains to be seen whether she will travel to Romania, where she has strong family ties.

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