Tennis US Open winner Emma Raducanu has to give up her participation in a show match in Abu Dhabi after a positive corona test. The organizers announced this on Monday. The 19-year-old should play against Olympic champion Belinda Bencic from Switzerland on Thursday, now a replacement is being sought. Raducanu said in the statement that she had isolated herself and that she hoped to return to the field soon.
For the world number 19, who sensationally won the US Open as a qualifier in September, it is a serious setback in preparation for the new season. The first Grand Slam tournament of the year is the Australian Open in Melbourne from 17th to 30th (APA / dpa)