Ons Jabeur has been named as the replacement for Emma Raducanu at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships. Raducanu had been scheduled to meet Belinda Bencic in the lone women’s match at this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championships but a positive COVID-19 ruled Raducanu out of the Abu Dhabi exhibition.
PSA to all Ons fans:@Ons_Jabeur is flying tonight to Abu Dhabi and will replace Emma Raducanu (who tested positive for Covid) in the exhibition match against Belinda Bencic @MubadalaWTC on Thursday. — Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) December 14, 2021
“I was very much looking forward to playing in front of the fans here in Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately after testing positive for Covid-19, I will have to postpone until the next opportunity,” Raducanu said.
“I’m isolating as per rules and hopefully will be able to get back on court soon. (TennisWorld)