Emma Raducanu seemingly addresses constant criticism in cryptic post

Raducanu has been one of the most criticized and scrutinized players over the last two years.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Emma Raducanu seemingly addresses constant criticism in cryptic post
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Emma Raducanu sent a cryptic message ahead of her return as the Briton seemingly addressed the constant criticism of her tennis and results since the 2021 US Open. Raducanu, who was getting praise from all sides when she won the 2021 US Open as a qualifier, has since become one of the most criticized and scrutinized tennis players.

Before undergoing multiple surgeries in May, Raducanu was constantly receiving criticism for her results but also for her inability to stay healthy over a longer period. Raducanu, who turned 21 last month, is set to play again at the start of the 2024 season.

Ahead of her comeback, Raducanu shared an interesting Instagram Story.

Raducanu is returning at the ASB Classic in Auckland

After undergoing surgeries on both wrists and her right ankle, former world No 10 Raducanu will make her return in Auckland in the first week of the 2024 season.

Last week, Auckland tournament director Nicolas Lamperin fully detailed how the tournament managed to get Raducanu signed up for the tournament. "We kept in touch with Emma throughout the year. She decided to go for surgery in April, after Stuttgart and it was going to be a long process for her.

When we touched base in early July, we didn’t have much of an update, because it was still in the early stage. But we kept the dialogue going and said we know how it works, players who’ve been away from the Tour get a protected ranking.

However, the number of tournaments they can do with their protected ranking is limited, so whenever they can get wildcards on top of their protected ranking it gives them longer to get back on the Tour. That’s something which really helped the discussion.

She was obviously in no rush, she wanted to make sure she was fully healthy and ready to come back. She loves this time of year. She had fun in New Zealand and despite the fact she had to retire this year, she was happy to come back," Lamperin said in a statement.

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