British tennis star Emma Raducanu’s participation in the upcoming Indian Wells tournament has been thrown into doubt due to a recent injury scare. The 20-year-old was scheduled to play mixed doubles match with Cameron Norrie in the Eisenhower Cup but withdrew from the charity exhibition event, sparking concerns about her fitness.
Raducanu’s last match was in January’s Australian Open, and her withdrawal from the Eisenhower Cup has cast doubts over her ability to compete in Indian Wells, which starts on Thursday.
Raducanu’s absence would be a significant blow to the tournament as she has been one of the most exciting players on the tennis circuit in recent times. She burst onto the scene at this year’s Wimbledon Championships, where she reached the fourth round before retiring due to breathing difficulties.
The British No.1 then made her way to the US Open, where she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title. Raducanu’s meteoric rise has captured the imagination of tennis fans worldwide, and her potential absence from Indian Wells will be a major disappointment for her supporters. As of now, it remains to be seen whether she will recover in time to participate in the tournament.