Emma Raducanu to further address wrist injury concerns after Miami Open exit
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Emma Raducanu says she will need to "figure out the next steps" in her battle with a lingering wrist issue. On Wednesday, Raducanu suffered a Miami Open first-round loss against Bianca Andreescu. Since last year, Raducanu has been experiencing problems with her wrist.
“It’s something I’ve been managing for some time. I just need to review after this tournament really and figure out what my next steps are. We have been managing it, keeping on top of it. I’m able to play in the short-term.
But the current solutions aren’t very viable long-term," Raducanu said, per Tennis Majors.
Raducanu on skipping the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers
Between April 14-15, Great Britain will be taking on France in the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers and the tie will be played on a hard surface.
Raducanu, who is signed up to play in the Stuttgart clay tournament from April 17th, won't be representing Great Britain. “Because of my existing injuries, the best medical advice was to not switch surfaces at such short notice.
So that’s what I’ve been told. Of course I would love to play the Billie Jean King Cup. It’s just this scenario is not the best for my body. I really need to look after myself and do what’s best for me on the match court," Raducanu explained.
Meanwhile, Raducanu was praised by Andreescu after the Canadian handed her a 6-3 3-6 6-2 defeat in Miami. "You never know what to expect -- I just came in here wanting to play my best with what I had today, and I think I did that.
Emma played amazing -- she's an incredible player and I have a lot of respect for her. I didn't let my negative emotions get the best of me. I stayed positive, I was very energetic and I never gave up," Andreescu said after beating Raducanu.