Emma Raducanu ‘managing’ injury ahead of Rome challenge
British starlet Emma Raducanu is “managing” a back problem and is still becoming accustomed to the “intensity” of her first full WTA.
This season, Raducanu has had to navigate through several niggling injuries.
She struggled with a blister on her racket hand in the Australian Open second-round defeat and also retired with a leg injury from a lengthy opening-round match in Mexico.
The British teenager’s Billie Jean King Cup debut also ended in painful fashion last month when she was hampered by a blister on her foot.
Last week, Raducanu made the admission of a new injury worry which impacted her defeat in the last 16 of the WTA 1000 event in Madrid as she said she was “struggling” with her back.
Emma Raducanu has now said that her back is “fine” as she looks ahead to her opening round match in the Italian capital.
The 19-year-old stated in a recent interview that the key was for her body to adapt and become accustomed to the “intensity” and the “long matches” on the WTA tour.
Raducanu told reporters ahead of her first-round clash with 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, “I think it’s just coming from a lot of intensity and overload.
“My back, I’m managing it. Like it’s fine. But it’s just trying to adapt again to the long matches, to the intensity.
“I think that all of the small sort of niggles I’m getting, they’re all related and connected to each other, when something is overcompensating perhaps. Yeah, we’ll see.”
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