Britain’s Emma Raducanu will miss the French Open and Wimbledon as she is recovering from surgery on her wrists and ankle. The former US Open champion said on Wednesday. Raducanu has struggled with form and fitness since her fairytale run to the US Open title as an 18-year-old qualifier in 2021. She withdrew from the Madrid Open last month for an injury to her right hand.
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Her withdrawal from Madrid will likely see her fall outside the top 100 in the WTA rankings for the first time since her stunning breakthrough in New York. She also lost in the first round in Miami and Stuttgart. Emma lost in straight sets to Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. Emma Raducanu has been troubled by injury concerns. She missed the Paris Masters in April-May after an ordinary start to the season.
“It is safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult. I dealt with a recurring injury to a bone of both hands,” Raducanu said on Twitter. “I’m having a minor procedure on both hands to resolve the issues. I’m not happy to share that I will be out for the next few months. There will be another minor procedure that is due on my ankle. It pains me that I will miss the Summer events and I tried to downplay the issues so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when you did not know the facts,” she added.