Emma Raducanu raises doubts about Wimbledon’s appearance after injury injury in Nottingham | Tennis News

“I have no idea about Wimbledon”; The US Open champion was back 4-3 in the first set against Victoria Golubic when she retired at the Nottingham Open; Emma Raducanu has retired from three matches since winning the US Open in September

Last Updated: 07/06/22 20:35

Raducanu had only been 33 minutes on her return to grass since last year’s Wimbledon when she was forced to retire.

Raducanu had only been 33 minutes on her return to grass since last year’s Wimbledon when she was forced to retire.

Emma Raducanu has raised doubts about her suitability for Wimbledon after retiring from the Nottingham Open with injury.

The teenager needed a medical break in the early stages of her collision with Victoria Golubic of Switzerland after suffering a problem to her left side while her injury problems continue.

She received treatment and took painkillers in an attempt to keep going, but had to pull the match behind 4-3 in the first set – the third time she had to do so since winning the US Open in September.

Speaking after her retirement, Raducanu said she would need a scan to find out the extent of the injury and has “no idea” whether she is fit for Wimbledon.

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Raducanu has “no idea” whether she will be fit for Wimbledon

“The first game is absolute madness. I think I pulled something off, I’m not really sure what exactly happened,” she said.

“I just got out of court, an absolutely strange injury.

“I don’t know what else I could do about it. That’s it.

“I need to get a scan first. I’m not going to go to Google Doctor myself. I’ll check it out. We’ll see from there later.

“I have no idea (about Wimbledon). It could just be caught and go into a spasm and then it’s really bad for a few days.

“I have no idea. I can’t diagnose myself. I’ll check it out.”

Raducanu’s injuries: 2022

January: A blister on her finger leads to defeat in the Australian Open
February: Retires from first-round match in Guadalajara and withdraws from WTA event with leg problem
March: Beaten in first round at Indian Wells while suffering with a stiff back
April: Blister on her foot leads to defeat in Billie Jean King Cup
May: Withdrawals from Italian Open with back pain
June: Withdrawal from Nottingham Open with possible side tension

The British No. 1 has insisted that this issue has not been linked to her recent back issue and says she cannot “catch a break”.

“I try to keep that positive mindset I had,” she added.

“I prepared very well for this tournament. I felt good, comfortable and I think that even when I was out there, there were signs that I was happy to play more aggressively and stuff. It’s just a shame.

“I’m obviously disappointed and it’s really bad luck. Sometimes I feel like I’ve done a really bad job and it’s almost as if you just want to take a break, but I really didn’t.

“That’s out of my control, but now all I can focus on is what I’m doing and I think I’m doing a lot of good work. I just need to trust that it’s coming and now it’s happening for some reason. And I’m right where I need to be. “

The Nottingham Open marked her first match in the UK since her historic run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last year, which she followed with a memorable win at Flushing Meadows.

Retirement will raise further questions about her fitness as she continues to struggle with the physical demands of life on the WTA Tour.

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