Raducanu delays comeback after ‘difficult 12 months’

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 Picture

Emma Raducanu’s “difficult 12 months” suffered one other hiccup after the previous US Open champion pulled out of her scheduled comeback at an exhibition match subsequent month in Macau.

The Briton, who turned 21 on Monday, has not performed since April after present process operations on each wrists and in addition an ankle.

She had focused the Macau Tennis Masters on December 2-3 for her return however her identify was lacking when the ultimate discipline was introduced on Monday, with organizers saying “accidents (led) to a revised line-up”.

Raducanu shocked the tennis world two years in the past when she received the US Open as a qualifier aged 18.

However she has struggled for type and health since and is now ranked 289 on the planet.

She is nonetheless again in coaching following her lengthy harm layoff and is reportedly focusing on the start of subsequent 12 months for her comeback.

The Australian Open begins on January 14.

“No matter a difficult 12 months there’s loads to be glad about,” she wrote on Instagram as she celebrated her birthday.

“Trying ahead to the following chapter.”

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