Emma Raducanu withdraws from Rome Open Qualifying: Will former US Open champion receive a late wildcard?

Saturday, 04 May 2024 at 09:43
Emma Raducanu may yet have benefited from another wildcard for the Rome Open after withdrawing from qualifying ahead of the draw taking place for the tournament also known as the internazionali BNL d'Italia Rome which kicks off on May 7.
Raducanu faces one of two scenarios that will likely be confirmed in the mean time with either a main draw wildcard heading her way hence the withdrawal. Or she has decided against playing next week and will instead pin her hopes on the slim nature that four players withdraw from Roland Garros. A wildcard is less likely in Paris.
This is due to a lot more players competing, a lack of success previously and also most of them being given to French players. Alize Cornet for instance will likely headline the list given that she is retiring this year. There is two spots left though for Rome.
Simona Halep for instance has seemingly already been told she won't be getting one with the former World No.1 playing second week at a WTA 125k in France instead. Albeit even this isn't set with top 25 star Emma Navarro among those entered and she will still play Rome. Caroline Wozniacki is also a possibility to get the second if it isn't further representation from Rome.
Raducanu has also taken the gamble similar to Australia that she won't need qualifying. She has entered Internationaux de Strasbourg during the qualifying week which means it is all or bust again for the Brit. Caroline Wozniacki for instance has not entered qualifying for any of these tournaments in the first place.

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