Emma Raducanu has returned to the practice court but this time she is hitting the ball with her left hand.
Raducanu, 20, sustained a right wrist injury late in the season. After Ostrava, Raducanu pulled out of Cluj-Napoca and was also forced to skip the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow.
Emma Raducanu is back on court hitting balls... but playing left handed as she continues rehab on her right wrist.
Vid on her Instagram makes me confident she could still beat me.
However, the expectation is that Raducanu will be fully ready for the start of the 2023 season. With just over a month before the start of the season, Raducanu is back on the practice court - though in a limited ability so far it seems.
Raducanu confirmed her first tournament of the 2023 season
Just a few days ago, Raducanu was announced as a participant of the ASB Classic in Auckland. The ASB Classic will be taking place between January 02-08 as Raducanu is set to highlight the 2023 tournament player field.
In his statement, Auckland tournament director Nicolas Lamperin couldn't hide his happiness over the tournament signing up Raducanu for the 2023 edition. “Emma has a huge profile in world tennis and is a young player of immense ability.
Clearly her US Open triumph and journey was spectacular and so we are thrilled that Emma has decided to play in Auckland as part of her preparation for the Australian Open. She has had to cope with so much attention from media, fans and commercial interests as well as continue to develop as a player.
In UK that is a level of pressure that can be overwhelming. Emma is showing that she can cope with this celebrity and is now working hard on her game to prove that her US Open triumph was only an indication of her capabilities.
I am sure fans will want to throng into the ASB Tennis Arena to see her in action. It is very exciting," Auckland tournament director Lamperin said of Raducanu signing up to play Auckland. It remains to be seen if Raducanu can kick off her 2023 season with a strong Auckland result.