Watch/Photos: Emma Raducanu's training update, shows nasty blister from hard practice

Raducanu working hard ahead of her upcoming comeback in Auckland.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Watch/Photos: Emma Raducanu's training update, shows nasty blister from hard practice
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Emma Raducanu took to Instagram to reveal she had "another good day" of practice and training as the Briton is already dealing with nasty blisters. Raducanu, the 2021 US Open champion, had surgeries on both wrists and her right ankle in May.

This month, former world No 10 Raducanu finally confirmed her comeback date - the 21-year-old will compete in Auckland in the first week of the 2024 season. Now that Raducanu has a clear comeback date, she is ramping up her preparation and doing everything she can to be prepared well when she returns.

On the second slide of her Instagram post, Raducanu showed a nasty hand blister. "bts @ ntc, feels good to be pushing each other on. didn’t have any court pics but was out there & another good day," Raducanu captioned her Instagram post.

Raducanu preparing for her comeback in Auckland

Last week, Auckland tournament director Nicolas Lamperin announced that Raducanu agreed to start her comeback in Auckland between January 01-07.

Raducanu, who injured her ankle in her Auckland debut in 2023 January, has moved past the unfortunate situation and is ready to play again in Auckland again. “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 after Raducanu signed up for the tournament.

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