Emma Raducanu hits balls in practice with her LEFT HAND as the British No.1 continues her recovery from the right wrist injury that ended her season early… with eagle-eyed fans spotting the change from the 2021 US Open champion
- Emma Raducanu is back on the pitch as she recovers from her wrist injury
- The winner of the US Open in 2021 trained in an unusual way in an Instagram clip
- Raducanu has suffered a frustrating season with injuries and other problems
- The 20-year-old has got Andy Murray’s former strength coach Jez Green
Emma Raducanu is back hitting balls on a tennis court, but there is something unusual about her latest training regime.
The 20-year-old is trying to work her way back to full fitness after a wrist injury and took to Instagram to post a video of herself on the pitch. But in the clip, she could only be seen using her left hand.
The injury to her right wrist saw Raducanu end her first full season on the WTA Tour early and was forced to withdraw from the Transylvania Open and the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow.
Raducanu posted a clip to her Instagram story showing her back on the field following her injury
The British star only used her left hand when hitting balls and showed her excitement to be back
Emma Raducanu was excited to be back on the tennis court as she looks for a better campaign
Fans will be happy to see Raducanu back on the court and she seemed excited to be back in training again, writing the word “tnnsssss!!!!” in the Instagram story.
The injury has been another setback in what has been a frustrating year for the British star, who suffered an interrupted season thanks to Covid before enduring a series of muscle problems, blisters and back problems.
The problems have derailed her in 2022 and Raducanu has been unable to reach the heights of last year, when she shot to stardom thanks to her historic US Open victory in Flushing Meadows.
She is now looking to improve her fitness as she copes with life on the tour after a year in which she finished with a negative record of 17-18 and has enlisted the help of Andy Murray’s former strength coach Jez Green.
The world number 75 is currently preparing for an exhibition match against Ons Jabeur in Abu Dhabi next month, but is unlikely to risk playing if her wrist is not healed.
However, Raducanu still has time to ensure she is match-ready for the start of the 2023 campaign, with her first scheduled event next year being January’s Auckland’s ASB Classic.
The injury to her right wrist has been the latest setback in a frustrating year for the British star
Raducanu has called in Andy Murray’s former strength coach Jez Green to improve her fitness on tour