- Emma Raducanu has revealed she will be sidelined for the remainder of the year
- The 20-year-old has undergone surgery on both wrists and one ankle in May
- Now Raducanu is hoping to make her return when the new season starts
Emma Raducanu has revealed she will be sidelined for the remainder of the year.
The 20-year-old Briton was forced to miss the recent US Open, as well as the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year, after undergoing operations on both wrists and one ankle at the beginning of May.
Raducanu, who fell out of the world’s top 200 this week, had hoped of an autumn comeback after she returned to the practice court last month.
But she told BBC Sport: ‘Next season I’ll be back. This season all the slams were finished so it was difficult to watch them go by but I was trying to stay in my lane as much as possible and keep focused on my recovery.’
Raducanu has been dogged by injuries since her 2021 US Open victory.
The 2021 US Open champion is currently recovering from undergoing wrist and ankle surgery
She has played only 10 matches this year and has failed to make it beyond the second round of any grand slam since her superb Flushing Meadows triumph, which has garnered a lot of criticism.
When asked about the criticism, the former world No 10 said: ‘The fact they’re still talking about me even though I’m not at these events is just a compliment.
‘Someone told me, “worry when they’re not talking about you”.
‘Wimbledon is the dream and always has been growing up. It’s still the ultimate dream to win Wimbledon.’