French Open qualifier: Raducanu pulls out

Britain’s Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from this week’s French Open qualifying.

The 21-year-old, who won the US Open title in 2021, remains third alternate for the main draw at Roland Garros but is not expected to play.

No reason has been given for her withdrawal.

Qualifying starts on Monday and the French Open begins on 26 May.

Raducanu was not awarded a wildcard for the clay-court Grand Slam.

She has not played since losing in the first round of the Madrid Open last month.

After her straight-set defeat by Argentine qualifier Maria Lourdes Carle, Raducanu said she was “mentally and emotionally exhausted”.

She is ranked 212 in the world, having dropped to 303 following wrist and ankle operations last year.