Emma Raducanu is not among the British wildcards announced for next week’s Eastbourne International, raising more concerns over whether she’ll be fit to play Wimbledon.
The US Open champion is in a race against time to be fit for the grass-court grand slam after picking up another physical issue early in her first-round match in Nottingham last week.
Raducanu completed only seven games before withdrawing and, having indicated she may be fit to play in Eastbourne, the 19-year-old decided against seeking a wildcard.
She may instead opt to play an exhibition match at London’s Hurlingham Club next week but, assuming she is fit, will go into her home grand slam with very limited grass-court preparation.
The headline act of the week will be the returning Serena Williams, who is playing doubles with Ons Jabeur.