U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu retired injured from her opening match on the WTA 250 occasion in Nottingham on Tuesday, casting doubt over her participation at Wimbledon.
Britain’s Raducanu retired whereas trailing 4-3 within the opening set in opposition to Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic, almost half an hour into the match after she suffered what seemed to be an belly or rib damage.
The 19-year-old, who has been with no full-time coach since April, shot to stardom final September when, as a qualifier, she gained the U.S. Open title, turning into Britain’s first feminine Grand Slam champion since Virginia Wade in 1977.
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She has, nevertheless, struggled since profitable her maiden Grand Slam and was eradicated within the second spherical of the French Open final month.
Raducanu reached the final 16 at Wimbledon in 2021, however will want a fast restoration to compete at this 12 months’s event which might be held from June 27 to July 10.
The grasscourt main had its rating factors taken away by the lads’s ATP and girls’s WTA after it opted to exclude gamers from Russia and Belarus due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “particular operation”. Belarus has been a key staging space for the invasion.