Emma Raducanu: British No 1 out of Wimbledon and doubt for US Open after surgery on both hands and her ankle | tennis news

Emma Raducanu wants to miss Wimbledon after undergoing surgery on both hands and her ankle.

The 2021 US Open champion has encountered several fitness problems in recent months and pulled out of the Madrid Open last month with a hand injury.

The 20-year-old said she had a minor procedure on both hands and on her ankle in an effort to resolve the issue.

She will miss the French Open, the whole grass-court season and Wimbledon, at the very least.

“Hey, It is safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult as I dealt with a reoccurring injury on a bone of both hands,” Raducanu wrote on Instagram alongside a picture after her surgery.

“I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it for most of this year and end of last year by reducing practice load dramatically, missing weeks of training as well as cutting last season short to try heal it. Unfortunately it’s not enough.

“I’m having a minor procedure done on both hands to resolve the issues. I’m disappointed to share that I will be out for the next few months and while I am at it will have another minor procedure that is due on my ankle .

“It pains me that I will miss the summer events and I tried to downplay the issues, so I thank all my fans who continued to support me when you did not know the facts. Looking forward to seeing you all back out there.”

Her withdrawal from Madrid will likely see her fall outside the top 100 in the WTA rankings for the first time since her stunning breakthrough in New York.

She also lost in the first round in Miami and Stuttgart and was beaten in straight sets by Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open.