Good News: Emma Raducanu in high spirit to play again in

Emma Raducanu is ranked 212th in the world, but is seventh alternate for Wimbledon thanks to a protected ranking of 103

Britain’s Emma Raducanu is set to play at the Nottingham Open in June.

The 21-year-old, who won the US Open in 2021, has opted to boycott next week’s French Open and focus her preparations on the grass-court season, which she missed last year following surgery on both wrists and one ankle.

Emma Raducanu playing a shot

The Nottingham event began on 8 June and is the first WTA Tour competition of the British grass-court swing before Wimbledon starts on 1 July.

Raducanu has played Nottingham twice before, losing to compatriot Harriet Dart in 2021 and pulling out with injuries after only seven games of her first-round match against Viktorija Golubic the following year.

Britain’s Katie Boulter won her maiden WTA Tour event at Nottingham in 2023 and is among the entrants.

Also competing in Nottingham are world number nine Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and 2020 Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin from the United States.

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