Young star Emma Raducanu should be fit for Wimbledon 2022

US Open champion Emma Raducanu hopes she will be fit to play at Wimbledon after being forced to pull out of next week’s WTA 250 event in Birmingham due to lateral tension. An “abnormal injury” forced 19-year-old Raducanu to withdraw from her opener at the Nottingham Open on Tuesday, but the Briton said on Wednesday she was looking forward to the rest of the swing on the grass.

“It was disappointing to be out this week with a side injury and unfortunately I will no longer be able to play in Birmingham,” Raducanu said in a statement released by Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). “I look forward to being back on the pitch soon to enjoy the rest of the season on grass.”
Raducanu shot to fame in September 2021 when she won the US Open title as a qualifier, becoming the first female British Grand Slam champion since Virginia Wade in 1977.

She has, however, suffered from a series of fitness issues since winning her maiden Grand Slam title and being knocked out in the second round of the French Open last month. Wimbledon will be held from June 27 to July 10. Raducanu reached the last 16 at the grass-court major in 2021.

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Judy Murray, tennis coach and mother of three-time Grand Slam winner Andy, said Raducanu needed time to mature physically and should hire experts to help him. “What is becoming increasingly clear is that Raducanu’s body needs time to mature,” Murray wrote in a column for The Telegraph.
“If you take away the fact that she was catapulted into this incredible success after her triumph at the US Open last September, she is no different from any other young player in the sense that her body needs time to fill out, become more robust and resilient.

“It’s a process that just doesn’t happen overnight, especially when the physical demands on his body are at an all-time high,” Murray said, adding that his son Andy suffered from cramps while moving from the junior circuit. on the junior circuit. ATP. Murray also urged Raducanu to make more use of female expertise to take care of her health, pointing to the example of Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen who explained how menstrual cramps derailed her French Open run.

“I wonder how many of today’s best players take the ups and downs of their cycle and adapt it to their training and performance?” said Murray. “How many could feel more empowered by investing in a physio or women’s health specialist and making those around them a little more female-centric?”
“…the menstrual cycle and its impact on athletic performance is an area of ​​sports science that has been woefully neglected and it is only now that we are beginning to understand its impact on an athlete, both psychologically and physically.”

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