US Open champion Emma Raducanu doubts for Wimbledon?
Reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu insisted after pulling out of the French Open following a second-round loss that she ‘certainly had a good first experience on clay’ and that she was holding her head high ahead of the upcoming Wimbledon Championships.
There are now fears that the 19-year-old won’t be able to take part in this Grand Slam tournament which is due to start on June 27.
According to Sky Sports, Raducanu was forced to withdraw from her Nottingham Open opener against Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday due to a left side injury. She was leading 4-3 in the first set when she admitted she couldn’t continue, and she will need a CT scan to find out the extent of the setback.
“The first game was an absolute monster. I think I pulled something off, I’m not really sure what exactly happened,” Raducanu explained. “I just came off the pitch, an absolutely bizarre injury.
“I don’t know what more I could have done about it. That’s all. I have to get a scan first. I’m not going to ‘Google doctor’ myself. I’m going to have it checked out. Then we’ll see from there.
“I have no idea (about Wimbledon). He could have seized up and gone into a spasm and then it’s really bad for a few days. I have no idea. I can’t diagnose myself . I’ll have it checked.”
Since the start of the new year alone, Raducanu has battled a painful blister at the Australian Open, what was called a ‘minor left leg injury’ in February and a lower back problem. shortly before the main draw at Roland Garros.
At best, his preparations for Wimbledon will likely be impacted by the latter issue. At worst, she may be sidelined at least until the end of the month.