Emma Raducanu announcement leaves fans gutted

Emma Raducanu, pictured here in action against Jelena Ostapenko at the Korea Open.

Emma Raducanu in motion towards Jelena Ostapenko on the Korea Open. (Photo by means of Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Emma Raducanu’s 2022 season is reportedly over after organisers introduced her withdrawal from the approaching Transylvania Open with a wrist damage.

The British teen become an in a single day sensation when she gained the USA Open in 2021, changing into the primary qualifier in tennis historical past to win a grand slam.

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However 2022 hasn’t been as type at the 19-year-old, with a variety of accidents and retirements blighting her season.

She has plummeted right down to World No.67 within the scores after a loss within the first spherical at the USA Open – and she is going to proceed to slip at the again of her newest withdrawal.

Raducanu, who misplaced to Daria Kasatkina within the first spherical of the WTA 500 match in Ostrava this week, was once due again on court docket on the Transylvania Open subsequent week.

The British No.1, whose father is Romanian, gained her first WTA Tour suits in Cluj-Napoca closing yr when she reached the quarter-finals on the match.

But a message at the event’s Twitter feed learn on Thursday: “Sadly, Emma Raducanu is pressured to withdraw from Transylvania Open because of a wrist damage.

“Get well fast, Emma! We’re looking forward to see you soon.”

According to the PA news agency, the injury will also keep Raducanu out of what was scheduled to be her last WTA event of the season in Guadalajara later this month.

Simon Briggs of The Telegraph has since reported that Raducanu’s management have confirmed she will not play any more matches at WTA level this year.

Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong will be holding out hope that Raducanu will be available for the Billie Jean King Cup finals in Glasgow early next month.

But Raducanu’s team might decide to rest the young star for the remainder of the year and come back fresh and firing for the Australian Open in January.

Emma Raducanu, pictured here in action against Daria Kasatkina at the Ostrava Open.

Emma Raducanu in action against Daria Kasatkina at the Ostrava Open. (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

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Raducanu was also forced to retire hurt during the semi-finals of last month’s Korea Open with a glute problem.

That followed a first-round retirement at the Nottingham Open in the lead-up to Wimbledon, though Raducanu ultimately recovered to reach the second round of the grass-court major.

While Raducanu did have her wrist strapped at the US Open and appeared to complain about the area during a practice session, it hasn’t previously been a problem this year.

After being struck down by Covid at the start of the year, Raducanu was then plagued by blisters at the Australian Open.

She then made the first of four mid-match retirements this year while playing Daria Gavrilova in Mexico in February due to a hip issue.

She retired again at the Rome Masters in May, this time with a back problem.

The 19-year-old had more blisters at the US Open in September and received treatment on her left thigh in Slovenia last month.

Raducanu has won 16 matches this year and lost 18, a significant turnaround after a 12-5 record last year.

Fans took to social media to express their sadness that her season appears over.

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