Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon plans in jeopardy after Nottingham retirement

  • Teenager retires 35 minutes into first-round match with Golubic
  • A blow to British No 1’s preparations for Wimbledon on 27 June

Emma Raducanu’s preparations for Wimbledon were thrown into chaos here on Tuesday as she was forced to retire injured only 35 minutes into her first-round match against Viktorija Golubic in the Rothesay Open.

The British No 1 lost her opening service game to 30 but immediately broke back and then comfortably held serve for a 2-1 lead. Raducanu then took a three-minute timeout at the change of ends which initially appeared to have resolved a problem with her left side, as she immediately broke the Golubic serve for a second time, mixing power and guile to set up thumping winners on both forehand and backhand.

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