Emma Raducanu’s season ends in frustration as star withdraws from BJK Cup
Emma Raducanu finished her season, and withdrew from next month’s Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow, due to a right wrist injury.
The former US Open champion has been suffering from the injury for a couple of months. The World No. 76, who began working with Andy Murray’s former fitness trainer Jez Green, now plans to return to action at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi in December before heading to the Australian Open.
Raducanu said: “It is disappointing to get the news from the doctors that I will not be ready in time, particularly being at home. I tried to do everything to get it ready on time, since my last tournament I work every day on physical preparation and rehabilitation. I have confidence in my teammates and I hope to play next year. “
Raducanu is also looking for his fifth new coach in 16 months after Russian Dimitry Tursunov ended his employment earlier this month. The former World No.20 has already teamed up with Olympic champion Belinda Bencic.
Tursanov said: “We didn’t agree to the terms and there were some red flags that just couldn’t be ignored.”
Meanwhile, Raducanu sits third on the list of highest-paid female athletes for 2022 despite a year of mixed results. The 19-year-old became an overnight superstar when she won the US Open as a qualifier in 2021, but has failed to win a title since, though she still finds herself pocketing more money than World No.1 Iga. Swiatek, who won eight titles. this year alone.
Aided primarily by her endorsements, Raducanu placed third behind teammates Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams in SportsThe list of highest earning female athletes with a total of £22,690,117 ($26,200,000). Just £2.77m ($3.2m) of this has been in prize money, with the British No.1’s best finish coming in the semi-finals of the recent Korea Open.
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