- Emma Raducanu has announced that she will be taking a break for the rest of the year
- The 20-year-old underwent surgery on both wrists and an ankle in May
- Raducanu is now hoping to return at the start of the new season
Emma Raducanu has announced that she will be taking a break for the rest of the year.
The 20-year-old Brit was forced to miss the recent US Open as well as the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year after undergoing operations on both wrists and an ankle in early May.
Raducanu, who fell out of the world top 200 this week, had been hoping for a fall comeback after returning to the practice court last month.
But she told BBC Sport: “Next season I’ll be back. “This season all the Slams had finished so it was difficult to see them go by but I tried to stay in my lane as much as possible and to continue to focus on my recovery.”
Raducanu has been plagued by injuries since her victory at the 2021 US Open.
Emma Raducanu has announced that she will be taking a break for the rest of the year
The 2021 US Open champion is currently recovering from wrist and ankle surgery
She has played just 10 matches this year and has failed to progress beyond the second round of a Grand Slam since her magnificent triumph at Flushing Meadows, which drew much criticism.
Asked about the criticism, the former world number 10 said: “The fact that they still talk about me even though I’m not at these events is just a compliment.”
“Someone told me, ‘Worry if people don’t talk about you.’”
“Wimbledon is the dream and has always grown up.” “It’s still the ultimate dream to win Wimbledon.”