Tennis star Emma Raducanu has hit back at Judy Murray after ruling out the University of Oxford.

The 21-year-old withdrew from the mixed doubles at Wimbledon last week when she was due to play alongside Andy Murray.

Ms Raducanu opted to play it safe after waking up with soreness in her wrist and decided to focus on her own singles push.

But this did not go to plan as the young player’s tournament ended on Sunday in a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 loss to New Zealand qualifier Lulu Sun.

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Emma Raducanu during her match against Lulu Sun on day seven of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships.Emma Raducanu during her match against Lulu Sun on day seven of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships. (Image: PA)

This fourth-round defeat saw Ms Raducanu clutching both her ankle and back with one medical timeout called after she slipped in the deciding set on Centre Court.

Facing criticism over the weekend, the former US Open champion’s withdrawal was described as “astonishing” by Andy Murray’s mother Judy who later claimed her comments were sarcastic.

The 21-year-old was questioned about Judy Murray's post following her loss to Sun and claimed that she had not seen the comments despite them going viral online.

“I haven’t seen her reaction so I don’t know,” said Ms Raducanu.

“What was she sarcastic about?”

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Reporters then informed the tennis star about the content of Judy Murray’s posts which provoked Ms Raducanu to hit back with a six-word response.

“I’m sure she didn’t mean it,” she said.

Ms Raducanu also revealed she had no regrets over pulling out of the mixed doubles match with Andy Murray despite her subsequent defeat.

“I have to prioritise myself and my singles and my body and I think it was the right decision,” said Ms Raducanu.

“I stand by my decision. Of course, I didn't want to take his last match away from him but at the end of the day, a lot of the players in similar situations would have done a similar thing.

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Andy Murray's mother Judy spoke out about Emma Raducanu's withdrawal.Andy Murray's mother Judy spoke out about Emma Raducanu's withdrawal.

“[Andy Murray was] obviously disappointed because it was his last match. Hopefully, he'll play in the Olympics and have another farewell there.

“'With every decision, people are entitled to their opinions. Of course, there was a cloud around the decision, but I don't think I would have done it any other way.”

This response comes just after Ms Raducanu seemingly ruled out studying at the University of Oxford after links to the prestigious institution were made.

Ahead of the Championships, Raducanu was pictured in the main quad of Corpus Christi College during a visit to Oxford University.

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The tennis star ruled out the University of Oxford.The tennis star ruled out the University of Oxford. (Image: Newsquest)

“I’m very much focused on my professional tennis career,” she said in the post-match press conference.

“Once that’s over maybe or once I have more disposition or more time, that’s for sure something I would love to explore.

“For now I’m very much focused on the tennis.”

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