US Open champion Emma Raducanu will reportedly skip what was to have been her debut in next week’s Moscow WTA tournament, British media reported. 

The 18-year-old Londoner ranked 22nd may still be off-balance after exiting last week  in her first match since winning her Grand Slam title from a qualifying start.

The teenager went out in the second round at Indian Wells to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in straight sets – her first match since the New York final.

Raducanu, still hunting for a coach after ditching the mentor who took her to the Open title, gave no reason for her Russian pullout in a statement.

“Unfortunately, I’ve had to make a tournament schedule change and won’t be able to play Moscow this year but I hope to compete there and in front of the Russian fans next year,” she said.

“I look forward to returning to the Tour in the next couple of weeks.”

The player with Chinese-Romanian heritage is due to play in her father’s Eastern European homeland and is also entered in a WTA Austria event in Linz in the coming weeks.


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