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Emma Raducanu’s Miami Open Withdrawal


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Emma Raducanu, the 2021 US Open champion, faced a setback at the Miami Open as she withdrew due to a lower back injury. This unfortunate development comes after Raducanu’s return to action following a challenging 2023 season marked by wrist and ankle surgeries. Despite showing promise at Indian Wells last week, reaching the third round, Raducanu expressed concerns about risking further injury, stating, “I have been experiencing lower back pain and at this stage of my return to competition I don’t want to risk anything happening.

Raducanu’s decision to pull out of the Miami Open, where she was set to play against China’s Wang Xiyu, reflects her cautious approach to her recovery and return to competitive tennis. Her management company emphasized that the back issue was “nothing serious,” but Raducanu prioritized her health and well-being over the tournament.

The young British tennis star’s journey back to the court has been a challenging one, with her current ranking at 288th in the world. Despite this, Raducanu remains focused on her development and game improvement rather than immediate results. Her recent defeat at the hands of Aryna Sabalenka in Indian Wells was a reminder of the competitive nature of professional tennis and the physical demands it places on players.

As Raducanu takes time to recover and address her back injury, the tennis world awaits her return to full strength. Her resilience and determination have been evident throughout her career, and fans will be eagerly anticipating her next appearance on the court.

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