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Good news, Emma? Raducanu was OUT – but here’s the smile that says she may be IN!

Good news, Emma? Raducanu was OUT – but here’s the smile that says she’s IN! Injured tennis ace grins as she picks up scan result that gives hope for Wimbledon rise

  • Emma Raducanu withdrew from her first game on British soil due to injury
  • She was photographed leaving a top sports clinic in London where she had a scan
  • She laughed and smiled as she held the results, giving hope that she might be fit
  • All eyes will be on her to see if she recovers in time for Wimbledon

Her long-awaited homecoming was ruined by a ‘freak injury’ that forced her to withdraw from her first game on British soil.

Emma Raducanu cringed in agony before withdrawing from the Nottingham Open on Tuesday, sparking fears she would have to miss Wimbledon in just over a fortnight.

But yesterday it emerged that the British number 1 expects to be fit in time to return to SW19, where she emerged last year with a sensational tournament run.

She was diagnosed with a side sprain and a scan showed no long-term damage, but she was told to rest for a few days.

Just hours after her ‘disappointing’ withdrawal from Tuesday’s match, the 19-year-old was first pictured in London.

After retiring from the Nottingham Open due to injury, Emma Raducanu was pictured leaving a top London sports injury clinic One Welbeck with a friend, where she underwent a scan of her injury.

After retiring from the Nottingham Open due to injury, Emma Raducanu was pictured leaving a top London sports injury clinic One Welbeck with a friend, where she underwent a scan of her injury.

Emma spent about 45 minutes before leaving a CD of scan results in her hands and laughing and smiling - giving us hope that she could still play at Wimbledon

Emma spent about 45 minutes before leaving a CD of scan results in her hands and laughing and smiling – giving us hope that she could still play at Wimbledon

Emma Raducanu received treatment and had to withdraw from her first game on British soil at the Nottingham Open on Tuesday due to an injury

Emma Raducanu received treatment and had to withdraw from her first game on British soil at the Nottingham Open on Tuesday due to an injury

Emma Raducanu in action during her first round match at the Nottingham Open on Tuesday 7th June 2022

Emma Raducanu in action during her first round match at the Nottingham Open on Tuesday 7th June 2022

The US Open champion appeared relaxed after suffering what she described as “an absolute freak injury”, in stark contrast to previous footage of her looking downcast as she left the court.

After her retirement on Tuesday, Ms Raducanu, who hails from south-east London, said she had “no idea” whether she would be suitable for Wimbledon.

But yesterday the outlook was more positive. While she will miss next week’s WTA event in Birmingham, she will likely compete next week at the Rothesay International in Eastbourne – the traditional warm-up for SW19.

Miss Raducanu said: ‘It was disappointing to go out with a side injury. However, I look forward to being back on the field soon to enjoy the rest of the grass season.”

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