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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday, October 6 2022

2022 was a rough ride for British teen Emma Raducanu. But it’s now over, at least in terms of the tennis.

Tennis Express

The 2021 US Open champion has pulled out of next week’s Transylvania Open in Romania, and reports have come through that she will end her season.


The London Times reported that Raducanu, who has been dealing with a wrist injury, will skip the WTA 1000 event in Guadalajara and shut down her season.

The current World No.67 has been bothered by a litany of injuries in 2022. She retired from Seoul, Korea two weeks ago with a glute injury after reaching the semifinals (her best performance of the season).

Blisters on her hand hampered her during the Australian Open, while blisters on her feet plagued her at Billie Jean King Cup in April.

There was a leg injury in Mexico this February, and she retired from a match with Bianca Andreescu in Rome due to a back injury in May.

In June the 19-year-old retired from a match in Nottingham due to a rib injury.

In total Raducanu was forced to retire from four matches; even when she finished matches she struggled with form. She went just 17-19 on the season, including 0-5 vs. the Top-20 and 3-4 at the Grand Slams.

All the while the talented Brit insisted that the pressure was not bothering her, despite the fact that she was playing with a target on her back after winning her first major title in just her second Grand Slam appearance at the 2021 US Open.

“I'm a Slam champion, so no one's going to take that away from me,” Raducanu said this summer at Wimbledon. “If anything, the pressure is on those who haven't done that. “There's no pressure. Why is there any pressure? I'm still 19. Like, it's a joke. I literally won a Slam."

Raducanu will turn 20 this November. The former World No.10 clearly has the talent to excel on tour - perhaps a long rest and recovery period will do her well.

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