Raducanu to start grass-court season in Nottingham

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Emma Raducanu prepares to hit a forehand
Emma Raducanu misplaced to Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich within the French Open second spherical on Wednesday

Emma Raducanu has introduced ahead the beginning of her grass-court season and can play in June’s Nottingham Open.

The 19-year-old was set to make her first look in entrance of a British crowd since successful the US Open on the Birmingham Basic, however has now added Nottingham to her calendar.

Raducanu’s clay court-swing got here to an finish when she misplaced within the French Open second spherical on Wednesday.

Dan Evans will even play in Nottingham, with the match beginning on 6 June.

Raducanu reached the Wimbledon fourth spherical in 2021 and can as soon as once more use Nottingham – which was her first WTA Tour occasion final 12 months – as preparation for the Grand Slam.

The world quantity 12 plans to comply with Nottingham with one other WTA 250 occasion in Birmingham beginning on 13 June.

Raducanu, who’s at present and not using a full-time coach after lately splitting with German Torben Beltz, stated: “I am excited to return to Nottingham and will probably be an ideal alternative to play in entrance of British crowds for the primary time this 12 months.”

Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who’s ranked sixth on this planet, was set to be the highest seed within the girls’s occasion at Nottingham however has withdrawn with a knee damage.

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