Emma Raducanu withdraws from Transylvania Open having recently been forced to retire injured in her Korea Open semi-final against Jelena Ostapenko.

British No 1 Emma Raducanu has been forced to pull out of the upcoming Transylvania Open due to a wrist injury.

It marks the latest in a series of injury setbacks for the 2021 US Open champion after she withdrew from her Korea Open semi-final against Jelena Ostapenko with a muscle injury a week and a half ago.

The injury will also keep the 19-year-old out of what was scheduled to be her last WTA Tour event of the season in Guadalajara later this month.

Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup captain Anne Keothavong, meanwhile, will be keeping her fingers crossed that Raducanu will be available for the Finals week in Glasgow early next month.

Keothavong is due to announce her line-up for the 12-country shoot-out at the Emirates Arena on Monday but Raducanu and her team may feel it will benefit her more to draw a line under a difficult season and focus instead on 2023.

Emma Raducanu was recently knocked out in the first round at the Agel Open after suffering a 7-5 6-4 defeat to fifth seed Daria Kasatkina in 91 minutes.

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu in action against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia during their semi final match at the Korea Open

Her season has previously been hindered by blisters as well as hip and back issues, while she had fallen from No 11 to No 83 in the WTA rankings before recently rising to 67 in light of reaching her first career WTA Tour semi-final in Korea.

Emma Raducanu had been relishing a return to Cluj, where she reached the quarter-finals last year before losing 6-2, 6-1 to Marta Kostyuk.

“I had a really fun time last year in Cluj, the people were amazing and made me feel so so welcome so I’m really excited and happy to say I’m coming back again this year,” she said last week.

“Whenever I can, I love to go back to Romania, it’s where my dad came from, and I have so many positive and happy memories from there so I’m really looking forward to coming back.”

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