Raducanu not amongst Eastbourne wildcards


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Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu reached the fourth spherical as a wildcard eventually 12 months’s Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu is not going to play at subsequent week’s Eastbourne Worldwide, leaving her brief on grass-court preparation earlier than Wimbledon.

Britain’s US Open champion managed simply seven video games towards Viktorija Golubic eventually week’s Nottingham Open earlier than retiring with a facet harm.

The 19-year-old had till 16:00 BST on Friday to request a Eastbourne wildcard however didn’t seem on the checklist.

Raducanu reached the fourth spherical at Wimbledon as a wildcard final 12 months.

This 12 months’s match, the place Raducanu can be among the many prime 10 seeds, begins on 27 June.

Raducanu has struggled with accidents and a scarcity of consistency since her gorgeous run to the title in New York final September.

She is but to win greater than two matches at a match since her US Open win and has had three mid-match retirements this 12 months.

The world quantity 11 managed simply 35 minutes towards Golubic after injuring her left facet early within the match and she or he then missed this week’s Birmingham occasion.

Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage have all obtained main-draw wildcards for Eastbourne as reward for his or her sturdy grass-court performances.

Dart and Boulter reached the quarter-finals of the Nottingham Open and Birmingham Traditional respectively, whereas Burrage made the final 16 at Nottingham.

Seven-time Wimbledon singles champion Serena Williams will make her return to the WTA Tour within the doubles at Eastbourne after a 12 months’s absence.

The American nice, a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, will associate Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.

Within the males’s occasion, Britons Jack Draper, Ryan Peniston and Jay Clarke have obtained main-draw wildcards.

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