Injured Emma Raducanu Withdraws From 2023 Madrid Open

Injured Emma Raducanu Withdraws From 2023 Madrid Open

by Balasz Virag

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Emma Raducanu won't be competing at the 2023 Madrid Open after she was forced to withdraw because of an injury.

Ahead of the 2023 Madrid Open, Raducanu wasn't really in the mood for talking as she attended a press conference in which she answered 16 questions with only 58 words. Now, we know why as the Brit was struggling with an injury and probably knew she won't be able to attend the WTA 1000 tournament.

The 2021 US Open champion, who was set to defend 110 points at this prestigious tournament, now faces an upcoming drop out of the Top 100 in the WTA Tour rankings. In the first round of the 2023 Madrid Open, the world no. 85 was supposed to face Viktoriya Tomova from Bulgaria, who is currently ranked 73rd on the WTA Tour.

This latest setback adds to the growing list of challenges Raducanu has faced in her young career, which includes dealing with immense pressure, expectations, and series of injures. As she navigates these hurdles, another withdrawal and drop out of the elite 100 will surely not help on the already difficult journey.

As a reason for the withdrawal, the 20-year-old cited a right-hand injury, and it seems that it may be related to the wrist problem that she struggled with before.

The extent of Raducanu's injury is not clear as of now, but she will be hoping in a quick recovery that would allow her to compete at the upcoming 2023 Italian Open in Rome, which is also a WTA 1000 event, but most importantly, the Roland Garros.

Her withdrawal from the 2023 Madrid Open was announced only shortly by the tournament's organizers, as Raducanu is yet to comment on the withdrawal or the injury, with the tournament's statement reading:

"Emma Raducanu withdraws from the Mutua Madrid Open due to injury in her right hand. Get well soon!"


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