Under fire Judy Murray 'goes dark' after escalating Raducanu storm with second loaded statement

Under-fire Judy Murray has closed ranks by making her X account private in the wake of the loaded tweet she served up straight towards Emma Raducanu.

The revered Scottish coach was left gutted after son Andy was denied a Wimbledon swansong when the 2021 US Open champion pulled out of their planned mixed doubles match at SW19 citing wrist soreness. Fans were left gutted after being denied the chance to watch Murray one last time, however, that was only half the story as mum Judy replied to a tweet ruing Raducanu's pullout by stunned commentator Marcus Buckland by stating: "Yes, astonishing."

Judy's statement left not much doubt over Team Murray's anguish with Andy reportedly 'devastated'. The mother of the two-time Wimbledon champion then circled the wagon by shutting off her X account – previously Twitter – to everyone bar her 304,000 followers. But Judy wasn't finished yet as she left no doubt over her feelings by sharing a quote from tennis icon Serena Williams about the joy which comes in playing doubles with Andy.

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Raducanu – amid a swirl of social media reaction – will take on Lulu Sun in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Sunday as – wrist injury notwithstanding – she returns to her best form since wiping the floor with the competition and winning her first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows three years ago. Observers on social media have queried whether Judy inserting herself into the story is good for British tennis and Raducanu ahead of a defining encounter.

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