Raducanu vs Shibahara LIVE: Tennis results and updates from Nottingham Open

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Emma Raducanu returns to the Nottingham Open today and faces Ena Shibahara in the first round.

The former US Open champion is working her way up to Wimbledon after skipping the French Open to focus on her fitness.

Raducanu will test her body today in the hope of building form and momentum before SW19. Defending champion Katie Boulter got past Harriet Dart yesterday, with the latter leaving in anger after a line call. Dart offered the referee a £50,000 bet in the bad-tempered affair.

Ons Jabeur is also in action and the former Wimbledon finalist will face Camila Osorio later today.

Follow all the live action from Nottingham in the blog below:


Andy Murray considers Wimbledon doubles campaign with brother Jamie

The scratch pairing of Murray and Dan Evans was short-lived after being defeated in the first round of the French Open.

But the two-time Wimbledon champion is gunning for another win at SW19 this summer and could resume his Davis Cup-winning partnership with his older sibling.

Mike JonesJune 11, 2024 1:15 PM


What other events will Andy Murray be playing at this summer?

Andy Murray has opted not to defend his title in Surbiton but will play at both Queen’s and Eastbourne ahead of the third Grand Slam of the year, which starts on July 1.

Mike JonesJune 11, 2024 1:07 PM


Jack Draper on beating Sebastian Ofner

Jack Draper triumphed in a tight match against Sebastian Ofner, winning two tiebreaks and securing a 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) win in Germany.

“When it came down to it, I’m happy that I fought really hard and got over the line. It’s good to be back on the grass,” Draper said during his on-court interview.

“I played point by point and gave myself the best chance to win the match.”

Draper will face Andy Murray in the next round if Murray manages to beat Giron this afternoon.

Mike JonesJune 11, 2024 1:00 PM


Jack Draper sets up a possible draw with Andy Murray at the Stuttgart Open

Jack Draper got his grass court season off to a winning start, setting up a possible meeting with Andy Murray at the Stuttgart Open.

The British number two, world number 40, started preparations for his home grand slam at Wimbledon on Monday with a straight sets victory over Austrian Sebastian Ofner.

It was a close battle against the big man Ofner, with Draper coming out on top in two tiebreaks to claim a 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) win in Germany.

Mike JonesJune 11, 2024 12:52 PM


Raducanu at Nottingham Open

“I would say that Nottingham is a special place in my career,” she said. “I love it because that’s where it all started: my first WTA match, then the following week I played the 100km and that’s where I got my Wimbledon wildcard because I didn’t get it at the first announcement.

“I had to win two races in the 100 km and then I got the wildcard and reached the fourth round at Wimbledon. So it is a very special place. If I hadn’t gotten that wildcard, who knows what would have happened, or if the US would have been there.

“So it’s a compilation of little moments where you don’t know what’s going to happen. Coming back here after winning the US Open is obviously different than before.”

Mike JonesJune 11, 2024 12:45 PM


Emma Raducana speaks about her injuries

“It was quite surreal because obviously I couldn’t walk on crutches because I’d had two wrist operations,” the Briton said of her injuries last season ahead of her Nottingham Open campaign.

“So I had a cast on one hand – I timed it so that obviously I didn’t have two casts at the same time – a splint on the other and my ankle was pretty much immobilized as well, in a splint and stitches. I would just walk around with one knee. As someone who is so active, it’s hard to just shut down your body.

“I think it’s very easy for me to lose track of where I was exactly a year ago because it’s been pretty much a year to the day, this month.

“You get so caught up in your own world that you keep wanting more and more. But a year ago I was riding around on a scooter and I didn’t know it – there was an element of doubt. To be healthy and be here, I have to cherish it. So thanks for reminding me to do that.

“Physically speaking, I feel very healthy. I feel very strong. I have been doing a great job with my trainer over the last few months since the surgery.

“I’m in a really good place. I think my wrists are actually in a better position than ever before.

“So there’s no doubt or fear about whether I’m hitting the ball or designing my scheme. It’s more about being proactive and not wanting to put yourself in unnecessary situations.”

Mike JonesJune 11, 2024 12:38 PM


Emma Raducanu issues a fitness update as preparation for Wimbledon begins with a return to the lawn

Emma Raducanu has to remind herself that this time last year she needed a mobility scooter as she prepared for her latest career start.

The 21-year-old will play her first match since April on Tuesday after opting to skip the French Open to prepare for the grass-court season, which starts this week with the Nottingham Open.

Raducanu, whose 2024 playing schedule was sporadic, is taking baby steps toward recovery from three surgeries last year that saw her go under the knife on both wrists and an ankle, leaving her needing help getting around.

Sonia TwigJune 11, 2024 12:30


Harriet Dart bets £50,000 on referee after line call in ill-tempered defeat to Katie Boulter

Dart told official Kelly Rask she was “embarrassing yourself” after the British No.2 was convinced a ball landed during a rally in the second set of a tight battle and later accused Rask of “threatening” her.

Defending champion Boulter stayed out of the drama and sealed a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5 victory.

Sonia TwigJune 11, 2024 12:15 PM


When are the matches and how can you watch them?

When is Andy Murray vs. Marcos Giron?

The first round match will be the third to be played on center court in Stuttgart on Tuesday 11 June and will not start before 1.30pm BST.

Viewers in the UK can watch the Stuttgart Open action live on Sky Sports Tennis, the UK broadcast home of the ATP and WTA Tours. A live stream will be available via Sky Go.

The match starts around 1.30pm BST, with Raducanu vs Shibahara being the second match on Center Court.

When is Emma Raducanu vs. Ena Shibahara?

The match starts around 1.30pm BST, with Raducanu vs Shibahara being the second match on Center Court.

You can watch the match for free on BBC Red Button. There is a live stream on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

Tuesday’s coverage starts at 11:20 AM and ends at 8:00 PM. Red Button coverage ends at 6:00 PM.

Sonia TwigJune 11, 2024 12:00 PM


Start time Emma Raducanu vs Ena Shibahara: How to watch Nottingham Open online and on TV today

Emma Raducanu returns today against Ena Shibahara at the Rothesay Open in Nottingham, which runs from June 10-16.

The Brit has not played in the past six weeks after losing to Maria Lourdes Carle at the Madrid Open. The former US Open champion opted not to qualify for the French Open, instead focusing on ‘staying fit for the rest of the year’ and the build-up to Wimbledon.

After missing last year’s grass-court season due to injury following surgery, Raducanu looks to build momentum against the 21-year-old Japanese player, ranked No. 274 in the world and last seen at Roland Garros, where he played the second round of reached the mixed doubles. and the third round of women’s doubles.

Katie Boulter is also in action as she begins her title defense against compatriot Harriet Dart, with former Wimbledon finalists Ons Jabeur and Karolina Pliskova also in the draw. Britons Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans will compete in the men’s Challenger event, alongside the women’s WTA event.

Sonia TwigJune 11, 2024 11:45 AM