Serena Williams and Emma Raducanu are not going to compete in singles in Eastbourne in the upcoming week. Serena has just announced her comeback to competitions and she will indeed play in Eastbourne but only in doubles with Ons Jabeur.
Emma Raducanu has been struggling with an abdominal strain that made her retire in the first round in Nottingham. Unfortunately, the 2021 US Open champion has not recovered yet, and therefore, she will skip Eastbourne. Raducanu will play in Wimbledon after competing only for 35 minutes on grass this season.
Serena Williams in 2022
Ranked no.276, the American played her last match on the 29th of June 2021 when she had to retire when playing against world no.38 Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the 1st round and the scoreline was 3-3 .
At the moment, during this season the American has achieved a composed 0-0 match record.
Emma Raducanu in 2022
Currently ranked no.11 (career-high), the Brit played her last match on the 7th of June when she had to retire when playing against world no.51 Viktorija Golubic in the 1st round and the scoreline was 4-3 .
At the moment, during this season Emma owns a composed 8-11 win-loss record.