Raducanu delays comeback after 'challenging year' | Inquirer Sports

Raducanu delays comeback after ‘challenging year’

/ 09:20 PM November 15, 2023

Stuttgart Open - Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - April 18, 2023 Britain's Emma Raducanu during her round of 32 match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Emma Raducanu. REUTERS/Angelika Warmuth/File Photo

Emma Raducanu’s “challenging year” suffered another hiccup after the former US Open champion pulled out of her scheduled comeback at an exhibition tournament next month in Macau.

The Briton, who turned 21 on Monday, has not played since April after undergoing operations on both wrists and also an ankle.


She had targeted the Macau Tennis Masters on December 2-3 for her return but her name was missing when the final field was announced on Monday, with organizers saying “injuries (led) to a revised line-up”.


Raducanu stunned the tennis world two years ago when she won the US Open as a qualifier aged 18.

But she has struggled for form and fitness since and is now ranked 289 in the world.

She is however back in training following her long injury layoff and is reportedly targeting the beginning of next year for her comeback.

The Australian Open begins on January 14.

“Regardless of a challenging year there’s a lot to be grateful for,” she wrote on Instagram as she celebrated her birthday.

“Looking forward to the next chapter.”

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