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Emma Raducanu was scheduled to compete in the Kremlin Cup on October 18, but will now look to return to the WTA Tour in the coming weeks after her loss at the BNP Paribas Open earlier this month.

Last update: 10/14/21 9:55 PM

Emma Raducanu to skip Moscow Kremlin Cup next week

US Open champion Emma Raducanu withdrew from this month’s Kremlin Cup, citing a “tournament schedule change”.

The 18-year-old Briton has only made one game since becoming an international star with her victory at Flushing Meadows last month, suffering a second round loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Raducanu was expected to be back on the pitch during the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, which takes place October 18-24.

However, Raducanu announced on Thursday that she was unable to make the event this year and was rather looking forward to returning to the WTA Tour in the “next few weeks.”

Emma Raducanu: US Open champion withdraws from Kremlin Cup |  Tennis News

Raducanu lost to Alaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open

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

“I can’t wait to get back on the tour in the next few weeks.”

Speaking after her 6-2 6-4 loss to Belarusian Sasnovich at Indian Wells – which came 27 days after her US Open triumph – Raducanu said she had to “let go” as she accepted her new life as a Grand Slam Champion.

Emma Raducanu: US Open champion withdraws from Kremlin Cup |  Tennis News

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Emma Raducanu doesn’t need to ‘press the panic button’ after her first round outing at Indian Wells, says tennis broadcaster Barry Cowan

Emma Raducanu doesn’t need to ‘press the panic button’ after her first round outing at Indian Wells, says tennis broadcaster Barry Cowan

She said: “I’m pretty happy that what happened today has happened so that I can learn it and take it as a lesson. So in the future I will just have more banking experience.

“I think it’s going to take a while for me to really adjust to what’s going on. I mean, I’m still so new to everything.

“I mean, I’m 18. I have to relax a bit.”

After Indian Wells, the world No. 22 entered the Kremlin Cup and the Transylvanian Open the following week in her father’s home country, Romania.

She is also due to participate in the Upper Austria Ladies in Linz from November 6th.

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