December 13, 2021

Mubadala World Tennis Championship organisers regrettably confirm that Emma Raducanu has tested positive for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from this week’s Championship.

“Emma is now isolating and following all necessary protocols. We wish her a quick recovery and hope to see her back on the court soon,” organisers said in a statement.

“We are looking at alternative top female competitors to go head-to-head with Belinda Bencic; further updates will be provided in due course.”

Raducanu said: “I was very much looking forward to playing in front of the fans here in Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately after testing positive for COVID-19, I will have to postpone until the next opportunity. I’m isolating as per rules and hopefully will be able to get back on court soon.”