'Throwing Up In My Mouth': Raducanu Reveals Sickness Struggles After Australian Open Defeat

'Throwing Up In My Mouth': Raducanu Reveals Sickness Struggles After Australian Open Defeat

by Alex Waite

Emma Raducanu explained that she is in good physical health despite throwing up during her second-round Australian Open defeat.

Raducanu made a poor start against Wang Yafan in the second-round clash and was 5-1 down at one stage during the first set. However, the Brit showed plenty of resilience to put in a commendable performance to take the second set before losing 6-4 in the third.

It was clear throughout the contest that the 21-year-old was not in peak physical condition as illness took over, even though she later admitted that retiring from the match never crossed her mind. After the defeat, Raducanu shared how she was afftected by the illness.

"Yeah, now I feel a little bit better. I had some time. During the match, I'd say, like, third set I was 30-Love up serving. Then all of a sudden just felt so sick, just really like weak and nauseous. Throughout the third set I think everyone could see it was a bit of a battle."

It wasn't an ideal Grand Slam comeback for Raducanu, who was competing in her first major finals since the 2023 Australian Open. But there were signs of growing resilience from the former US Open champion, who missed most of the 2023 campaign following multiple surgeries.

Although the 21-year-old's schedule is not clear yet for the coming weeks and months, she did hint at skipping the Billie Jean King Cup, which begins in April.

What is evident is that Raducanu's Australian Open illness appeared temporary, and the British star shared that she was feeling in good shape regardless of the sickness.

"Like physically, body-wise, I felt fine. It was more I was throwing up in my mouth. Then after the match, it came out. Now I'm okay. Yeah, I'll get over it. It just sucks with the timing."


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