Emma Raducanu has confirmed that she underwent additional surgery after posting a hot picture on her social media.
The 2021 US Open champion has struggled with form and fitness concerns over the past 18 months and underwent wrist surgery earlier this month.
After that, she underwent surgery on her ankle and now she has released a picture showing that her other posts have also started the treatment process.
It is not clear how long she will be sidelined after the three medical procedures, but she has confirmed she will miss her grass-court season this summer and is unlikely to be back in prime time to play in the game. It’s the US Open in August.
Tennis legend Chris Evert was a vocal supporter of Raducanu last year and suggested the Briton could still return to the top of the game.
“Emma has had a tough road, but we knew the pressure was on when she won the US Open and saw who she beat,” 18-time Grand Slam champion Evert said at the Eurosport event. .
“Also, she lives in England… sorry. It’s a small country and the press is heavy on players in a small country above them.
“You can’t say that because she’s so beautiful and attractive, all the (sponsorship) offers came in and she shouldn’t have signed them. It’s a once in a lifetime thing.
“So she was surprised, maybe she lost a bit of vision, maybe she didn’t train hard enough and she felt the pressure and expectations. That’s a hurricane thrown in her face.
“When I saw that picture of her in the hospital on her wrist, I thought. Well, you need a break.
“Maybe this break is to take a deep breath, rethink your career, think about who you want to coach, think about what area of your game you want to work on. Be a little more clear about your path.
Ever made a bold prediction as she pondered whether Raducanu could break into the WTA rankings when she returns to the game.
“Do you think you can reach number 1 in the world? Probably not,” she added.
“Do I think she can be top ten in the world? Yes.
“Let’s give her time. She won a Grand Slam title. I’m not worried about Emma.
Raducanu could lose her British No.1 ranking in the coming weeks, with Jodie Burrage pushing hard to unseat her in the rankings.
With Raducanu not set to play again until 2023, her current reign at the top of the British rankings looks set to end soon.
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