Emma Raducanu to miss French Open and Wimbledon after ankle, wrist surgery

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Emma Raducanu Getty 2023 Miami Open
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2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu will need to step away from the tennis court for the foreseeable future. Raducanu will be out of action “for the next few months” after undergoing surgery on both her wrists and one of her ankles.

As a result of the procedures, Raducanu will miss both the French Open and Wimbledon in 2023.

“It pains me that I will miss the summer events and I have tried to minimize the issues, so I thank my fans who continued to support me when I was not you knew the truth,” Raducanu wrote in a handwritten letter that she said was posted to her Instagram account.

Raducanu has dealt with several injuries over the past two years, including an ankle injury at the 2023 Australian Open. She was also dealing with a wrist injury that resurfaced at the Miami Open in March.

The British tennis star last appeared on a tennis court in April when she lost in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open. As a result of the injury affecting her performance, Raducanu fell to No. 85 in the WTA rankings.

“It’s safe to say that the last 10 months have been difficult because I’ve dealt with constant bone injuries in both hands,” Raducanu said. “I’ve tried my best to manage the pain and play through most of this year and the end of last year by drastically reducing his training load, missing weeks of training as well as cutting last season short to try to recovery, unfortunately it is not enough.

Raducanu won the 2021 US Open by defeating Canada’s Leylah Fernandez. She also reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2021 before falling to Croatia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.

The 2023 French Open is scheduled to begin on May 22 in Paris while Wimbledon begins on July 3 in London.

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