Judy Murray makes private move as Emma Raducanu controversy swirls

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Under-fire Judy Murray has made her Twitter account private following the controversial tweet she sent amidst the fallout after Emma Raducanu withdrew from a planned mixed doubles match with her son, Andy, at Wimbledon.

The renowned Scottish coach is reportedly distressed after Andy was deprived of what could have been a final appearance at Wimbledon when the 2021 US Open champion Raducanu cited wrist soreness as the reason for pulling out.

Whilst fans expressed disappointment at the lost opportunity to see Murray play, Judy reacted to sports commentator Marcus Buckland's tweet about the situation with a terse: "Yes, astonishing."

This response appeared to reveal Team Murray's frustration, with Andy said to be 'devastated'. Judy then doubled down by restricting her Twitter account access to her 304,000 followers, and further communicated her state of mind by posting a quote from tennis great Serena Williams on the delights of playing doubles with Andy.

Murray and Williams teamed up at SW19 in 2019, reaching the third round. “Playing mixed doubles by your side was one of the highlights of my life,” the quote read. “I’m so grateful I had that experience.”

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As social media buzzes with opinions, Raducanu is set to face Lulu Sun in Wimbledon's fourth round on Sunday. The British sensation is aiming to recapture the extraordinary form that saw her triumph at the US Open three years prior.

The question circulating among fans and commentators alike is whether Judy's intervention helps or hinders the reputation of British tennis and Raducanu's focus before a pivotal match, reports the Daily Record.