Fans glimpse nasty hand blisters that hampered Emma Raducanu Australian Open push
Emma Raducanu was forced to massively adapt her game during her loss to Montenegrin Danka Kovinic in the Australian Open second round as she struggled with blisters on her right hand at the tournament.
In order to manage the pain from her hand and prevent further injury, the US Open champion hit almost exclusively slice forehands in her battle with Kovinic, something that came as a stark contrast to her normally blitzing power on court.
Now, after an excursion to Singapore and social media posts documenting it, we can now get a closer look at those painful blisters, the remains of which are still visible more than two weeks after her Australian Open exit.
“Singapore! We worked, got stuck in (literally), enjoyed the great culture, improved and had so much fun here,” Raducanu captioned a post on Twitter along with a number of images, one of which had her blisters visible as she had her palms raised to camera.
“Thank you to everyone’s warm welcome, you made it even more special.
“I’ll be back!”
The bilingual star even added an extra message in Chinese.
“Thank you, Singapore! You have given me so many good memories, I will definitely come back,” it read.
Raducanu is confirmed to return to competition at the upcoming Abierto Akron Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico, beginning 21st February.
However, she could still appear earlier at the WTA 500 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships beginning 14th February.
Singapore!! We worked, got stuck in (literally..), enjoyed the great culture, improved👷🏻♀️and had so much fun here.🦀Thank you to everyone’s warm welcome, you made it even more special. I’ll be back!!
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) February 4, 2022
Despite her early Australian Open exit, Raducanu reached a new career-high of 13th in the world this week after the latest WTA rankings update.
🎾 Read >> Breaking tennis news
🎾 Follow >> 24/7 LIVE scores
🎾 Free >> Receive our legendary newsletter
🎾 Order >> World’s best tennis magazine