Major Concerns Over Emma Raducanu’s Australian Open 2024 Participation as She Shares Yet Another Concerning Update

Published 11/14/2023, 9:06 AM EST

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In the enormous world of tennis, players walk in with their talents, prove their worth, and earn accomplishments that stay with them throughout their lives. Besides the professional journey, injuries also come in as a part of the game and carry the potential of leaving a devastating mark too. Emma Raducanu, the tennis player with a glittering career, faced a tough share of injuries in her recent career. Her recent update doesn’t look all that good either.

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British tennis player Emma Raducanu has been out of the game since April. The Briton had to undergo surgery that involved minor touches on both her wrists and ankles. As fans were celebrating the rumors of her expected return, an announcement served the fans with another shocking news concerning her comeback.

Emma Raducanu announces withdrawal from her upcoming tour participation

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Young tennis star Emma Raducanu has been taking her time off from tours due to numerous health challenges that she experienced all through the year. The recovery phase that made her miss crucial tournaments like the Australian Open, seemed to spare the 21-year-old. Unlucky for the Briton star as well as the fans, a recent update gave another pause to her anticipated comeback.

The former U.S. Open champion has withdrawn from a December exhibition match at the Macau Tennis Masters. This decision comes as the young Briton continues her recovery journey from wrist and ankle surgeries, which took place due to an injury that she incurred in April. While the tennis community and the fans were eagerly awaiting updates on Raducanu’s recovery, the update came out to be nothing less than a shock.

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Hoping that the talented player can overcome these challenges and make a strong comeback to the competitive tennis circuit, the fans are now concerned about her participation in the Australian Open, scheduled for early 2024. However, since the 21-year-old has missed 3 major events this year, her rankings now stand in the red zone.

A season full of setbacks for Raducanu

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21-year-old Emma Raducanu who once claimed her maiden Grand Slam victory in New York at just 18, has been absent from the courts since April. The Briton faced a series of setbacks, missing the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open. Finding her name dropped down to number 214 in the rankings, her absence raised questions among the fans.

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After Raducanu took to her social media to share the resumed status of her practice sessions in August, her fans started preparing their minds and hearts to experience the same old fierce action again. However, as the journey back to the tennis world is a slow and steady one, hers is proving to be nothing different from that. As she makes her way through rehabilitation, tennis enthusiasts now await the next update.

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Written by:

Akshay Kapoor

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Akshay Kapoor is a tennis writer at Essentially Sports. With a commendable experience of around 2 years in sports journalism under his belt, Akshay joined ES with the intention of taking the next step in honing his skills. Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, Akshay spent his early days huddled together with his loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal.
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Mitali Dey

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