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Emma Raducanu to face qualifier or lucky loser in Madrid Open first round as Karolina Pliskova pulls out | Tennis News



Emma Raducanu of Great Britain reacts against Iga Swiatek of Poland during the quarter-final match on day five of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix Stuttgart 2024 at Porsche Arena on April 19, 2024 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Emma Raducanu will play a qualifier or fortunate loser within the first spherical of the Madrid Open on Wednesday after two-time Grand Slam finalist and former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova pulled out of their scheduled opener.

Raducanu received 4 matches in a row on clay final week, with two victories whereas representing Nice Britain towards France on the Billie Jean King Cup adopted by triumphs over Angelique Kerber and Linda Noskova on the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

The Briton was knocked out within the quarter-finals in Stuttgart after a gutsy defeat to world No 1 Iga Swiatek.

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Highlights of the Stuttgart Open quarter-final between Raducanu and Iga Swiatek because the world No 1 ended the Briton’s spirited run

The 2021 US Open champion will now return to the courtroom within the Spanish capital, reside on Sky Sports activities, towards an as-yet-unknown opponent after Pliskova’s determination to withdraw from the event.

Ought to Raducanu win her opening match, she is going to face seventeenth seed Veronika Kudermetova in spherical two.

Boulter on collision course with defending champion Sabalenka?

Fellow Brit Katie Boulter has been given a first-round bye as she is the twenty sixth seed and can meet the winner of the match between American wild card Robin Montgomery and Russia’s Elina Avanesyan.

Katie Boulter will play second seed Aryna Sabalenka if each gamers make it to the third spherical in Madrid

Boulter will play second seed Aryna Sabalenka if each gamers make it to the third spherical in Madrid.

Sabalenka has received the Madrid Open in two of the final three years, defeating Swiatek within the 2023 ultimate and the now-retired Ashleigh Barty in 2021.

Nonetheless, the Belarusian has not handed the quarter-finals in any occasion since profitable the Australian Open in January.

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Highlights from the ultimate of the Stuttgart Open as Elena Rybakina defeated Marta Kostyuk

Elena Rybakina received the title in Stuttgart final week, beating Swiatek within the semi-finals after which Marta Kostyuk within the ultimate, as she claimed her third title of the yr after wins in Brisbane in January and Abu Dhabi in February.

Rybakina will meet both Italy’s Lucia Bronzetti or a qualifier within the second spherical.

Nadal might face De Minaur once more

Within the males’s draw, Rafael Nadal was drawn towards American wild card Darwin Blanch and will he win that match, he’ll face Alex de Minaur for the second event working.

Nadal misplaced to De Minaur in straight units as he made his tennis comeback on the Barcelona Open final week.

British No 1 Cameron Norrie will get a bye to the second spherical as he is seeded twenty ninth, whereas Dan Evans and Jack Draper will face qualifiers.

Carlos Alcaraz is again after a month away from tennis and is seeded second, whereas Jannik Sinner is the highest seed.

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