Emma Raducanu receives Miami Open wildcard as schedule takes shape

Emma Raducanu has officially received a wildcard into this month’s Miami Open after failing to make it into the main draw. The world No 80 was just five ranking spots away from getting into the tournament off her own back but won’t need to contest qualifying to make it into the main draw after being granted a wildcard. It comes after she was forced to pull out of this week’s ATX Open after contracting tonsillitis.

Raducanu’s schedule is starting to stack up again after tonsillitis forced hed out of this week’s WTA 250 event in Texas. The British No 1 has played just two events so far this season, getting injured in her first tournament at the ASB Classic in Auckland before making it to the second round of the Australian Open.

But the 20-year-old will start to compete regularly again after being granted a wildcard into the main draw of the Miami Open – the second of this month’s back-to-back 1000-point events in America. Raducanu had also received a wildcard into Indian Wells but was able to hand this back after withdrawals meant that she made it into the main draw off her own back.

“Hey guys, it’s Emma here,” the Brit said in a video message after receiving the Miami wildcard. “I’m really looking forward to coming to Miami for the Miami 2023 Open and I look forward to seeing you there.”

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