Emma Raducanu next scheduled to play in Indian Wells from week of March 9; the Briton, 19, retired in final set of match against Daria Saville in Guadalajara on Wednesday with leg injury; that contest was her first outing since defeat in second round of Australian Open in January

Last Updated: 25/02/22 7:56pm

    Emma Raducanu retired in Guadalajara on Wednesday after suffering a leg injury while playing Daria Saville

    Emma Raducanu retired in Guadalajara on Wednesday after suffering a leg injury while playing Daria Saville

    Emma Raducanu has pulled out of the WTA tournament in Monterrey next week after injury forced her to retire in the final set of a match in Guadalajara on Wednesday.

    The British No 1 and 2021 US Open champion suffered a minor issue with her left leg during a gruelling first-round match against Daria Saville, which lasted over three and a half hours.

    The 19-year-old is next scheduled to play in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells from March 9.

    Raducanu, if fit to play, will receive a first-round bye and not play her opening match until March 11 or 12.

    The Bromley-based player’s clash with Saville was her first outing since her defeat to Danka Kovinic in the second round of the Australian Open, a game in which Raducanu was hampered by a hand blister.

    Her pre-season training in December was also disrupted by a bout of Covid-19.

    Rublev, Vesely reach Dubai final

    Andrey Rublev is chasing a singles title for the second successive week

    Andrey Rublev is chasing a singles title for the second successive week

    In the men’s event in Dubai, Russia’s Andrey Rublev remains on course to win a singles title for the second week running.

    The World No 7- who claimed his ninth ATP Tour singles crown in Marseille last week – defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) to reach the final in the UAE.

    Rublev’s opponent will be the Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely, who followed his quarter-final victory over Novak Djokovic by beating Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-3).

    Djokovic’s defeat to Vesely on Thursday means the Serb will be overtaken by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev at the top of the world rankings on Monday.

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