Emma Raducanu makes very telling comment ahead of her tennis comeback

Raducanu hasn't played since April but her comeback starts in just over a week.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Emma Raducanu makes very telling comment ahead of her tennis comeback
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Emma Raducanu is seemingly ecstatic about her tennis return as the 2021 US Open champion says playing tennis is the activity she "enjoys the most." Raducanu, a former world No. 10, underwent surgeries on both wrists and her right ankle in May. After several months of rehabilitation and working hard on successfully recovering from multiple surgeries, Raducanu announced in early December that her comeback would start in Auckland. Raducanu, who hasn't played any tournaments since Stuttgart in mid-May, has been working very hard in practice since confirming her comeback. 

"Enjoying this the most," Raducanu captioned her Instagram post.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Objavu dijeli Emma. (@emmaraducanu)

Raducanu's comeback journey starts in Auckland

After Raducanu suffered an ankle injury in her Auckland debut earlier this year and afterward called out the tournament organizers and their "very slippery courts," the general belief was that the Briton would never play in Auckland again. But after the Auckland organizers reached out to Raducanu after the Briton's surgeries, she was willing to have a conversation and the two sides made a deal. 

“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 after Raducanu signed up to play in Auckland.

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