Emma Raducanu’s wish, according to the Briton before the start of the 2023 season, is an injury-free season. Just a few days after the turn of the year it was clear: nothing came of it. Because Raducanu injured his ankle in the round of 16 of the WTA 250 tournament in Auckland and had to give up in tears against Viktoria Kuzmova after the second set.

“It’s hard to take. I’ve worked a lot in the last few months and I felt good and optimistic,” said Raducanu after the end. The 2021 US Open winner also criticized the organizers due to the slippery conditions in the indoor hall – rain had made it impossible to hold the match outdoors. The places were “incredibly smooth”, said the 20-year-old. “It’s honestly no surprise that this happened to anyone.”

It is not yet clear how serious Raducanu’s ankle injury is. Therefore, the world number 78 speculates. still with a participation in the Australian Open starting on January 16th. As the Daily Mail reported, her team is hoping for a slight sprain. So the Brit could possibly take part in the first Grand Slam event of the year.

At best, Raducanu will travel to Melbourne to get in the mood for the Australian Open on site. A start at the WTA 500 tournament in Adelaide (January 9 to 14), which was initially up for debate, is no longer an option for the 20-year-old.

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