British number one Emma Raducanu will miss the French Open and Wimbledon as she recovers from injuries to her ankle and both hands.
Emma Raducanu announces she will be out of action for the next few months
Emma Raducanu, the British tennis star who won the US Open in 2021, has announced that she will miss both the French Open and Wimbledon due to injuries that have been plaguing her since last year.
Raducanu has been coping with a recurring injury to a bone in both hands and has tried to manage the pain for the past year and a half, but it has not been enough. She will be out of competition for a few months after undergoing minor surgery on her left ankle and both hands.
Her medical staff has claimed that the surgeries are simple and that there should be no worries regarding her long-term recovery. Raducanu’s participation in the US Open, which begins at the end of August, is in doubt.
Raducanu’s injury struggles since US Open win
Raducanu has been hampered by injuries since her surprising triumph at the US Open in 2021, preventing her from making further runs in tournaments. Her bid to build on her success has been repeatedly derailed by a series of niggles, illnesses, and injuries.
In 2022, her injuries were a recurring issue, with the hand issues being especially problematic. Despite this, Raducanu has shown remarkable tenacity and perseverance by playing through the pain and experimenting with numerous treatments in order to compete at the top level.
Raducanu dropped out of the world’s top 100 after withdrawing from the Madrid Open last week. Her present ranking, however, can be safeguarded if she is absent for at least six months, and Raducanu will have to resume her career on the ITF World Tennis Tour unless she accepts the wildcards that will undoubtedly be available as a result of her astounding 2021 US Open victory.
Emma Raducanu will be missed at the French Open and Wimbledon, but a break from tennis may be precisely what she needs to recover from her injuries and rediscover the joy she once found in the sport.