August 13, 2022

Emma Raducanu will miss Rothesay Classic in Birmingham after sustaining an injury at Nottingham but appears to be on course for Wimbledon after suffering a CT scan; “I look forward to being back on the pitch soon, however, to enjoy the rest of the season on grass.”

Last update: 06/10/22 6:08 p.m.


Emma Raducanu stays on track for Wimbledon after undergoing CT scan on her side injury

Emma Raducanu remains on track to play at Wimbledon later this month but will miss next week’s Rothesay Classic in Birmingham.

The US Open champion was forced to retire against Viktorija Golubic at the Rothesay Open on Tuesday after just seven matches due to a side injury.

Raducanu, making his first competitive appearance on home soil since his stunning triumph in New York, felt uneasy from the opener in Nottingham and couldn’t complete the first-round draw.

It had cast doubt on the Britain No.1’s hopes of playing at the All England Club, but a scan appears to have allayed those fears.

“It was disappointing to come out this week with a side injury and unfortunately I won’t be able to play in Birmingham anymore,” Raducanu said. lta.org.uk.

Raducanu was forced to retire at Nottingham

Raducanu was forced to retire at Nottingham

“I look forward to being back on the pitch soon, however, to enjoy the rest of the season on grass.”

Although Raducanu will no longer feature at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham as planned, it is understood she could feature at the Rothesay International in Eastbourne, which takes place a week before Wimbledon action begins.

To compete in the Devonshire Park event, the 19-year-old will need a wildcard, but this latest update will be a much-needed boost for her.

She admitted she had “no idea” if she would be fit enough for Wimbledon on Tuesday after being forced to retire for the third time since winning the US Open.

Raducanu says she enjoys her tennis despite not having spent the most time on the court since her incredible victory at the US Open last year, as she looks ahead to the grass-court season

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Raducanu says she enjoys her tennis despite not having spent the most time on the court since her incredible victory at the US Open last year, as she looks ahead to the grass-court season

Raducanu says she enjoys her tennis despite not having spent the most time on the court since her incredible victory at the US Open last year, as she looks ahead to the grass-court season

During Raducanu’s season opener on the WTA Tour, she was plagued with a number of fitness issues, with hip and back issues associated with blisters plaguing her for the past few years. month.

Judy Murray: Raducanu needs time to mature physically

Raducanu needs time to mature physically and should hire expert women who understand the female body, said Judy Murray, tennis coach and mother of three-time Grand Slam winner Andy.

“What is becoming increasingly clear is that Raducanu’s body needs time to mature,” Murray wrote in a column for The Telegraph.

“If you take away the fact that she was catapulted into this incredible success after her triumph at the US Open last September, she is no different from any other young player in the sense that her body needs time to fill out, become more robust and resilient.

“It’s a process that just doesn’t happen overnight, especially when the physical demands on his body are at an all-time high,” Murray said, adding that his son Andy suffered from cramps while moving from the junior circuit. at the ATP. .

Raducanu was knocked out of Roland-Garros in the second round

Raducanu was knocked out of Roland-Garros in the second round

Murray also urged Raducanu to make more use of female expertise to take care of her health, pointing to the example of Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen who explained how menstrual cramps derailed her French Open run.

“How many of today’s best players, I wonder, take the ups and downs of their cycle and adapt it to their training and performance?” said Murray.

“How many could feel more empowered by investing in a physio or women’s health specialist and making those around them a little more female-centric?”

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