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Emma Raducanu entered the imagination of tennis fans at the age of 18. It was not her age but the manner in which she became the US Open champion. The British ace worked her way through the qualifiers to earn her first grand slam.
Following up to her initial success has not been easy. Injuries have marred her rise through the WTA ranks. She finished the 2022 season with a defeat in the first round of the Ostrava Open. It was followed by a 2-1 defeat to Ons Jabeur in the World Tennis Championship exhibition match.
Emma Raducanu’s Next Tournament & Match
Raducanu received a wildcard entry for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix and is raring to go. The 20-year-old ace had her eyes on the prize and wanted to do well, not just for the cash prize of €93,823 but also for the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sport Turismo on offer. However, she failed in her attempt and was knocked out by Jelena Ostapenko at the first hurdle. She injured her right hand and withdrew from the Madrid Open as a result.
It has been testing times for Raducanu on the WTA tour, suffering her third injury of the calendar year. These hurt her in the Auckland Open, a week before her Australian Open trials. Her early ousting from Miami Open revealed that she was suffering from a wrist injury. Raducanu’s participation in the Stuttgart Open showed she was far from ready and it further flared into a right-hand injury that saw her drop out of the Madrid Open.
Raducanu will be getting surgeries on both her hands to get back to full fitness. A two-month rehabilitation time has been touted which means she can miss out on Wimbledon Open, while there is no chance of a Roland Garros appearance.
“It is safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult as I dealt with a recurring injury on a bone of both hands. I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it for most of this year and end of last year by reducing practice load dramatically, missing weeks of training as well as cutting last season short to try heal it. Unfortunately, it’s not enough.
“I’m having a minor procedure done on both hands to resile the issues. I’m disappointed to share that I will be out for the next few months and while I am at it I will have another minor procedure that is due on my ankle.
“It pains me that I will miss the summer events and I tried to downplay the issues so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when you did not know the facts.
“Looking forward to seeing you all back out there.”
BREAKING: Emma Raducanu will undergo surgeries on both of her hands & will miss Roland Garros & Wimbledon
This is so sad to hear. I can’t imagine what Emma’s going through. Between the media treatment & her health issues, it’s been hard.
Send her your prayers 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/wshEO3xDp0
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) May 3, 2023
Where to Watch Emma Raducanu’s Next Match on TV
Fans of the 20-year-old tennish sensation can follow her live in action on Amazon Prime Video for fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Meanwhile, American fans need the Tennis Channel’s subscription to watch her in action.
beIN Sports will be telecasting the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix fixtures in Australia, France, and Turkey (Porsche Tennis Grand Prix). TVA has the broadcasting rights in Canada while ESPN will bring live action to its viewers in Latin America. Supersport is catering to the needs of African viewers while Japanese and Spanish fans will have to tune into DAZN.
little bit of everything last week pic.twitter.com/ZImT8JgG2y
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) April 9, 2023
Emma Raducanu’s 2023 ATP Campaign So Far
The 2023 season started on the right foot. She overcame Linda Fruhvirtova in the first round of WTA Auckland. It was a hard battle in the three-set affair, one in which she overcame her rival eventually.
However, it was the begging of another injury-scarred event. She outclassed Viktoria Hruncakova 6-0 in the first set but her fitness problems started to impact the match in the second set. At 1-1, Raducanu had to retire, putting her Australian Open participation in question.
Eleven days later, the British ace was on the court again. She breezed past Tamara Korpatsch in the first round but succumbed to Coco Gauff’s brilliance on the next hurdle.
🎸🥁🐬miami O👋 pic.twitter.com/12ddSLrFXE
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) March 19, 2023
Raducanu worked on her ankle injury and overcame tonsillitis after the Australian Open defeat. After a two-month hiatus, she was on the court in Indian Wells. It seemed her injury woes were behind him as she breezed past Danka Kovinic, Magda Linette and Beatriz Haddad Maia, all above her in the rankings.
Iga Swiatek stood in her path to the quarterfinals in California. The world number 1 stopped Raducanu en route to a semi-final defeat to eventual champion Elena Rybakina. It was her best performance on the tour and the first time since her Flushing Meadows triumph that she strung together three victories.
The women’s game is littered with exceptional talents and Raducanu’s fitness issues have held her back. They were on show again as Bianca Andreescu knocked her out of the Miami Open in the first round.
feeling👀🔒my kind of spring break. pic.twitter.com/K6ae7A86Vo
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) March 22, 2023
In the aftermath of her ousting, it was revealed Raducanu had been suffering from a wrist injury. She had been advised to miss the Billie Jean King Cup clash with France in mid-April. Part of the reason to withdraw from the Billie Jean King Cup was to avoid switching from an indoor hard court in France to the clay court surface in Stuttgart.
The British number 1 is a brand ambassador for German luxury car manufacturer Porsche. It did not go as Raducanu had planned, bowing out of the competition at the first hurdle. Jalena Ostapenko defeated her in straight sets, leaving her to clean her drawing board and start afresh. She was supposed to take on the challenge of Viktoriya Tomova in the Madrid Open but withdrew house before the event.
Madrid Open organizers revealed that she was suffering from an injury in her right hand. It has now come to light that Raducanu will undergo surgeries on both her hands. She will be ruled out for two months at least. The British ace’s participation in Roland Garros is scratched and there are doubts whether she will recover in time for Wimdledon.
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