British grand slam champion Emma Raducanu has continued her luckless run since profitable the 2021 US Open, pressured to retire from the ASB Traditional in Auckland.

Raducanu was cruising in opposition to Viktoria Kuzmova at 6-0 earlier than dropping the second set 5-7, struggling an ankle harm late within the latter and with the ability to play only one level within the decider earlier than retiring. She was seen in tears as she walked off the courtroom.

It leaves the world No.78 unsure for the Australian Open which begins in 11 days.

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Emma Raducanu of Great Britain is in tears as she withdraws injured during her singles match against Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia on day four of the 2023 ASB Classic Women's at the ASB Tennis Arena on January 05, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Emma Raducanu of Nice Britain is in tears as she withdraws injured throughout her singles match in opposition to Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia on day 4 of the 2023 ASB Traditional Girls’s on the ASB Tennis Area on January 05, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Picture by Phil Walter/Getty Photos)Supply: Getty Photos


Thanasi Kokkinakis’s Adelaide Worldwide is over after falling 6-7(2) 4-6 to Jannik Sinner.

Additionally in motion on Thursday was Novak Djokovic, with the nine-time Australian Open champion taking over Frenchman Quentin Halys, who knocked out Australian Jordan Thompson to qualify for the primary draw.

Djokovic breezed via his first singles match in Australia in practically two years, defeating Halys’ countryman Fixed Lestienne in straight units on Tuesday.

It was a far much less pleasing begin for Djokovic in opposition to Halys, nevertheless, with the 26-year-old breaking Djokovic in his opening service recreation and holding serve twice to race to a 3-0 lead.

Halys received to 5-3 with the prospect to serve for the set, however Djokovic kicked into gear, breaking Halys to like and letting out an enormous roar to the Centre Courtroom crowd.

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Undaunted by the setback, Halys managed to carry serve to convey the set to a tiebreak.

Djokovic, nevertheless, went to a different degree within the tiebreak, attending to 6-3 earlier than serving out the primary set, finishing a restoration from 2-5 down.

Nonetheless, Halys remained steadfast, persevering with to carry serve within the second set and ultimately forcing a tiebreak.

Halys fared much better this time round, however was nonetheless introduced undone by the level-headed Djokovic, who took the tiebreak 7-5 to seal victory and a spot within the quarter-finals.

The United Cup will resume on Friday in Sydney, with the ultimate 4 groups to do battle in Sydney.

On Friday, Poland will start its conflict in opposition to the USA in the course of the day, whereas the night session will see Greece and Italy start their tie.

Each ties will conclude over the course of Saturday, with the winners to face one another within the last.

ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL: Order of play (all occasions AEDT)

Centre Courtroom

Matches from 11:30am

Denis Shapovalov (7) def. Roman Safiullin 6-4, 6-3

Novak Djokovic (1) def. Quentin Halys 7-6(3), 7-6(5)

Not earlier than 3pm

Victoria Azarenka vs Qinwen Zheng

Not earlier than 7pm

Jannik Sinner (6) vs Thanasi Kokkinakis

Not earlier than 9pm

Ons Jabeur vs Sorana Cirstea

Showcourt 1

Matches from 11:30am

Linda Noskova vs Claire Liu

Jelena Ostapenko (7) vs Irina-Camelia Begu

Not earlier than 2:30pm

Sebastian Korda vs Roberto Bautista Agut