Emma Raducanu ‘throws herself into shots’ without any problems ahead of her Wimbledon opener
Emma Raducanu ‘throws herself in with no trouble’ ahead of Wimbledon opener against Alison Van Uytvanck – after sparking fears she will miss the tournament due to injury after withdrawing from Nottingham Open
- Emma Raducanu trained for Wimbledon without any problems
- The 19-year-old doubted for the competition after an injury
- Raducanu had to withdraw from the Nottingham Open at the beginning of June
- The reigning US Open champion will face Alison Van Uytvanck on Monday
Emma Raducanu has received a major boost ahead of her first round Wimbledon match on Monday after training on the Aorangi Park Practice Courts without a hitch.
The 19-year-old had some doubts for the tournament after he had to retire from the Nottingham Open at the beginning of the month due to injury.
But it looks like the British number 1 will be fit and able to take on Alison Van Uytvanck in her Wimbledon opener next week.
Emma Raducanu trained and served for Wimbledon without any problems
The reigning US Open champion went to court on Saturday to train for her Wimbledon opener, and onlookers soon noticed there was no sign of tension for the Briton.
One user online wrote: ‘Raducanu just made some serves and seems to be throwing himself in the shots well. No trace of tires.’
The 19-year-old had to withdraw from the Nottingham Open earlier this month after she said she felt pain in her left side from the moment she served in her first round match against Viktorija Golubic.
She took painkillers and was laid flat on the court for treatment during two change-overs, later stating she would seek a scan – putting her involvement in Wimbledon on the line.
However, the Briton has reassured fans that she can take on Van Uytvanck on Saturday after a solid training.
The British number 1 was a doubt for the competition after an injury in early June
There were no signs of being tied up for Raducanu who didn’t hold back in her session
Speaking about her injury, Raducanu said, “I was like, ‘This doesn’t feel right at all. And then I thought, “I don’t know how I’m going to do this.” But if you do something in the first game, people will say, “Why did you run to court?”
“I definitely tried to get through it, but in the second game I called the physio and on the first switch she tried to put in some work but even from there she told me it was going to be very difficult to continue.”
After a positive scan, Raducanu was determined to be suffering from a side sprain and was ordered to stay away from court for a short period – prior to her potential return to Wimbledon.
The 19-year-old was forced to retire in Nottingham after suffering discomfort in her arm