Emma Raducanu: ‘Freak damage’ forces US Open champion out of event and places Wimbledon doubtful

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Emma Raducanu could possibly be a doubt for Wimbledon after she was pressured to retire from the Nottingham Open due to “an absolute freak damage”.

The US Open champion wanted a medical timeout within the early levels of her match in opposition to Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic after struggling an issue along with her left facet.

{The teenager} obtained therapy and took painkillers however was pressured to drag out within the first set after solely 33 minutes.

It was the third time she has needed to retire since profitable the US Open in September.

Talking after the match, she stated she didn’t know if she can be match for Wimbledon, which begins on 27 June.

“I don’t know [about Wimbledon]. It might have simply seized up and gone into spasm after which it’s actually unhealthy for just a few days.”

She stated: “I believe I pulled one thing, I’m not actually positive what precisely occurred.

“I’ve simply come off courtroom, an absolute freak damage. I do not know what I might have carried out extra about it. That’s it.

“I must get a scan first. I’m not going to ‘Google physician’ myself. I’ll get it checked out. Then we are going to see from there.”

The Nottingham Open was her first match within the UK since her historic run to the fourth spherical at Wimbledon final yr.

Raducanu, 19, has had a number of damage issues this yr as she struggles with the bodily calls for of life on the WTA Tour.

Emma Raducanu receives treatment for an injury during a medical time out in her match against Viktorija Golubic on day four of the Rothesay Open 2022 at Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham. Picture date: Tuesday June 7, 2022.
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Raducanu obtained therapy however couldn’t proceed

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Emma Raducanu walks off court after retiring injured from her match against Viktorija Golubic on day four of the Rothesay Open 2022 at Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham. Picture date: Tuesday June 7, 2022.
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Raducanu was pressured to retire within the first set of the Nottingham Open

In January, a blister on her finger result in defeat on the Australian Open and the next month she retired from a first-round match in Mexico and withdrew from a WTA occasion with a leg damage.

She suffered from a stiff again throughout a first-round defeat at Indian Wells in March and a blister on her foot led to defeat within the Billie Jean Cup.

Raducanu withdrew from the Italian Open in Might with again ache.

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