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British tennis star Emma Raducanu said she will miss this year’s French Open and Wimbledon Championships after undergoing surgery on her wrists and ankle.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the 2021 US Open champion revealed the blow in a hand written note posted to her feed alongside a picture of her in a hospital bed.
Pictured with her hand in a cast, the 20-year-old wrote: “It is safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult as I dealt with a recurring injury one a bone of both hands.
“I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it for most of the year and end of last year by reducing practice load dramatically, missing weeks of training as well as cutting last season short to try to heal it, unfortunately it’s not enough.
“I’m having a minor procedure done on both hands to resolve the issues. I’m disappointed to share that I will be out for the next few months and while I am at it will have another minor procedure on my ankle.
“It pains me that I will miss the summer events and I tried to down play the issues so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when you did not know the facts. Looking forward to seeing you all back out there.”
Just two years ago, Raducanu made history as became the first woman in the Open era to win the US Open in just her second grand slam main draw appearance.
She also became youngest grand slam champion since Maria Sharapova in 2004.
Since then though, she has struggled to achieve the same success, most recently withdrawing from the Madrid Open due to injury.
Reports also suggest she could miss the US Open this year too, which starts at the end of August.