A further injury causes Emma Raducanu’s season to end early

Emma Raducanu

Due to a wrist issue, Emma Raducanu’s management has confirmed that she will not participate in any more WTA Tour events this year.

It is the most recent concern over fitness in a year that has seen as many medical bulletins as triumphs.

Nobody thought that Raducanu’s first year of touring would be so interrupted. She had a history of getting hurt as a junior.

Thus, Raducanu has withdrawn from both this week’s tournament in Romania,

the nation of her father’s birth, and the final WTA season event in Guadalajara the following week.

The Billie Jean King Cup finals, which take place from November 8 to November 13, might yet allow her to represent Great Britain.

According to her camp, it is too soon to say.

Since Raducanu showed faith in her swing during Tuesday’s match in Ostrava against Daria Kasatkina, the wrist issue is surprising.

Despite the fact that she ultimately lost her opening match once more this season, falling to the first round for the ninth time,

Against the fifth seed, she also played some of her best tennis of 2022 while displaying no indications of discomfort.

Despite having her wrist wrapped throughout the American hard-court season, she played admirably.

One of the only areas of Raducanu’s body that has not yet sustained harm is her wrist.

She started taking Covid in 2022 and later developed blister pain at the Australian Open.

the initial of her four mid-match retirements this year, which caused.

“My foot has been sliding around a lot in my shoe”

She participated in the WTA season’s longest game at the time.

versus Daria Gavrilova in Mexico in February before retiring due to a hip problem.

Raducanu was successful in reaching the Billie Jean King Cup final in Prague in April.

Despite the fact that her lost all of her toenails,

“my foot has been sliding around a lot in my shoe,”

but she later resigned once more, this time from the Rome Masters in early May due to a back issue.

In Nottingham, she competed against Viktorija Golubic, but she had forced to give up due to abdominal muscle pain.

This prevented her from adequately practicing her serve in the lead-up to Wimbledon.

Following treatment for her left thigh during her defeat to world No. 213 Anna-Lena Friedsam in Slovenia last month,

we then experienced more blisters at the US Open.

And the fourth and final retirement in Seoul due to a left glute problem versus Jelena Ostapenko.

Raducanu has been telling her she needs to get stronger physically for the entire year.

Though the benefits haven’t yet materialized, she has also said that she is balancing additional physical training with her on-court duties.

She may be exaggerating the severity of some of these ailments, which may only be minor aches and pains.

Though this grass-serving issue persisted for a few weeks, her most recent reported issues seemed to resolve relatively fast.

And her agenda went on as usual.

One has a suspicion that she will take advantage of the opportunity to take a vacation,

and that after so many failures, she will be relieved to be away from balls and rackets.

For the record, Raducanu played in 18 WTA Tour matches this year, winning 16 of them.

This was a considerable decline from the previous season (12 and five),

but maybe not a surprise given the pressure and anticipation brought on by winning the US Open the previous year.

She decided to part ways with her coach Torben Beltz

Further upsetting is how unstable her backroom arrangement has been.

At the end of April, she decided to part ways with her coach Torben Beltz.

He later tested a “new training model” while consulting sources from the Lawn Tennis Association, including doubles expert Louis Cayer.

She traveled with her former coach Jane O’Donoghue to Wimbledon.

who took a position at the Royal Bank of Canada after quitting the LTA in 2019 – before collaborating with Russian coach Dimitry Tursunov during the season’s latter months.

It remains to be seen if Tursunov will remain in the position for the upcoming year.

Raducanu’s primary concern right now probably isn’t perfecting her game so much as it is with continuing to play every week.

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