Emma Raducanu French Open 2022

Emma Raducanu says ‘biggest win’ in Paris was staying injury free

British number one Emma Raducanu has said that being injury free has been her “biggest win” at this year’s Roland Garros.

The 19-year-old has faced a spate of injury concerns this season in 2022.

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. 

Most recently, Raducanu was hampered with a lower back problem in her Madrid Open last-16 exit against Anhelina Kalinina earlier this month.

The injury continued to persist as she was forced retire in her opening match of the Italian Open against fellow US Open winner Bianca Andreescu  just a week later when the British number one was trailing 2-6 1-2.

Despite the injury concern, Raducanu competed at the French Open and claimed her first ever win at Roland Garros on Monday, after she beat fellow teen Linda Noskova in three sets.

However on Wednesday, she crashed out of the tournament with a loss to Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich. 

Reflecting on her Roland Garros debut, the teenager claimed that her “biggest win” was staying unaffected by any injury problems.

In a recent interview, the world number 12 told reporters, “Other than general fatigue I don’t have any problems or pains.

“Physically I’m alright, other than the general fatigue that you get in a match.

“The work I’ve been doing is to help my muscles fire up and I think the biggest positive of this week is I have come out completely injury free.

“For me that’s the biggest win.”

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