What Happened To Emma Raducanu? Health And Surgery Update

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As the former British No.1, Emma Raducanu, is ruled out of summer events, fans have been asking about Emma Raducanu’s health update. 

People speculate whether Raducanu is a one-hit-wonder as hasn’t won another title since lifting the Women’s Singles at the 2021 US Open.

But, the root cause of her setback is her struggles with injuries and a revolving coaching staff.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu (Source: Instagram)

Emma Raducanu is a British professional tennis player born on 13 November 2002. She became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Most known for her triumph at the 2021 US Open, Raducanu reached a career-high ranking of No. 10 by the Women’s Tennis Association on 11 July 2022.

She is native to Toronto, Canada, and was raised in London. Born with mixed ethnicity, the tennis star has a Romanian father and a Chinese mother.

Raducanu shocked the tennis world at the 2021 US Open. She became the first singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title without dropping a set in the tournament.

Emma Raducanu: Health And Surgery Update

The British superstar announced she had undergone minor surgery on both hands and her ankle. She revealed the triple surgery through an Instagram post on May 3, 2023.

Raducanu has been unable to muster the consistency post-US Open heroics. Although she would undoubtedly want to have found her rhythm, it hasn’t been possible due to niggling injuries.

Emma Raducanu Post Operation
Emma Raducanu Post Operation (Source: Instagram)

In the beginning, it was blisters, breathing difficulties, cramps, and fatigue.

But as the 2022 season went on, the injury list piled up, and so did her underwhelming performances and withdrawal from competitions.

So much so that, she fell out of the top 100 for the first time since September 2021. Currently, Raducanu is dropped to 132 in the rankings, having played only 10 WTA Tour matches in 2023.

The 2021 US Open champion was not only dethroned as the British number one but also was out of this year’s tournament after surgeries. 

Raducanu missed the French Open and Wimbledon as she is trying to resolve the wrist issues which have been troubling her since last year. Also, she will not qualify for this year’s US Open.

It is saddening that the most prestigious tennis tournaments have to be void of a great personality like Raducanu.

Therefore, she is now going through a recovery process and is likely to return for her 2024 campaign.

Emma Raducanu: Difficulties With Coaches

On the 1st of June, Emma Raducanu split with coach Sebastian Sachs, who joined the Briton’s team in December 2022.

The former US Open champion has already parted ways with five coaches in a duration of less than two years.

In 2021, Raducanu hired coach Nigel Sears and made it to the 4th round of Wimbledon with a ranking outside the top 300 after receiving a wildcard entry. 

Emma Raducanu During Match
Emma Raducanu During Match (Source: Instagram)

She ditched coach Sears for Andrew Richardson, who was one of her youth coaches and won the 2021 US Open. Just after two weeks of the US Open, she switched to Jeremy Bates for the remainder of 2021.

In 2022, Raducanu hired Torben Beltz as her new permanent coach, but he got sacked after 5 months of working together.

She then hired Louis Cayer from the Lawn Tennis Association prior to coach Dmitry Tursunov.

After falling outside the top 80, she had landed on coach Sachs and had just split recently. 

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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