Raducanu was taking on Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic at a WTA 250 event in Nottingham when she felt like she had “shot something” into the side of her body.

But the US Open champion said she is considering a return to the court later in the grass swing.

“It was disappointing to go out this week with a side injury and unfortunately (I) will no longer be able to play in Birmingham,” Raducanu said in a statement released by the Lawn Tennis Association.

“I look forward to being back on the pitch soon to enjoy the rest of the season on grass.”

The 19-year-old Raducanu reached the fourth round of Wimbledon last year on her Grand Slam debut.

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She followed that up by winning the US Open in September but has struggled with form and fitness since her breakthrough last year and is currently without a coach.

On Tuesday, Raducanu said she had “no idea” if she would be able to compete at Wimbledon, which begins June 27.

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