Emma Raducanu left Roland Garros: the reasons

Emma Raducanu left Roland Garros: the reasons
Emma Raducanu left Roland Garros: the reasons

May 19, 2024, 7:29 p.m. ET

In the last hours, the British Emma Raducanu (No. 212 in the WTA ranking) made the decision to withdraw from the qualifying phase of Roland Garros 2024. Although they are a few places away from getting into the main draw of the second Grand Slam of the year, the reasons respond to a future focus.

The 21-year-old tennis player, known worldwide in 2021 thanks to her dream consecration in the US Open with few previous appearances in major tournaments, has since suffered an agonizing ordeal with injuries that have even pushed her to the operating room on more than one occasion. .

He began the European clay tour in a promising manner, representing the United Kingdom in the Billie Jean King Cup with victories over France in the Qualifiers. She then stretched the hope of her return in Stuttgart, reaching the quarterfinals until saying goodbye with the best player of the moment: Iga Swiatek.

In Madrid the comeback faded due to the early exit against Argentina’s Lourdes Carlé. Since then she has not competed and He was expected to return this week in the French Open qualifying phase. However, Hours before the start of the competition, the Toronto native made her decision to withdraw from the draw official.

“It’s important for me to continue laying the foundations and I will take the time to do a healthy block of training before the grass and cement tours to give myself a chance to stay fit for the rest of the year.”he justified his withdrawal from Roland Garros according to reports from Stuart Fraser for Times Sport.

The decision responds to his approach for the remainder of the year, prioritizing Wimbledon and the US Open, precisely the events in which he has stood out the most in his professional career.

In 2021, without any experience in Grand Slams, the British woman surprised her audience at the Tennis Cathedral by reaching the round of 16. Weeks later, from the qualifying phase, she landed on top in New York by lifting the US Open.

 
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