Emma Raducanu restarted training on tennis courts at the beginning of August with none other than her compatriot Kyle Edmund, who is a former Top 15 player unlucky enough to have suffered multiple knee surgeries that left him sidelined for about two years.
Edmund started to compete again in the 2022 US swing and managed to enter the Top 500 ATP until this date. When it comes to Emma Raducanu, she is now training to get in shape after a 3-month break during which she went through 3 surgeries: right wrist, left wrist, and the ankle.
Raducanu wants "to build"
When Raducanu announced she's back training on the practice courts, she also expressed her intention to slowly progress.
"August 2nd, 1ST time back on court, and now to build," Emma captioned a video showing her hitting soft tennis balls.
Nevertheless, Emma Raducanu won't be able to play until October. "It's safe to say the last ten months have been tough considering I've had to deal with recurring bone injuries in both hands. I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it in the first part of this season and the last part of last season, dramatically reducing work hours and missing weeks of training.
Unfortunately that wasn't enough. I underwent a little hand surgery to fix the problem. I am sad to announce that I will be out for the next five months and will need to have another minor ankle operation in the meantime.It hurts me to know that I will miss all summer events.
I tried to minimize the problems, so I want to thank the fans who supported me without knowing the facts. Can't wait to see you all back on the court," Raducanu said in May 2023.