mma Raducanu says it’s not a shock that somebody injured themselves taking part in on the “slippery” ASB Classic courts in Auckland.
An ankle harm has left the Brit’s probabilities of taking part in on the Australian Open within the stability after she pulled out of her match in opposition to Viktoria Kuzmova in tears.
“It’s difficult to take,” Raducanu instructed reporters.
“I’ve put a lot of physical work in the last few months and I’ve been feeling good and optimistic. So to be stopped by a freak injury, rolling an ankle is pretty disappointing, in the first week as well.
“I thought I was playing some pretty decent tennis.”
Raducanu’s match had been moved to an indoor court docket on account of rain and the floor was criticised by the 20-year-old, who added that “certain aspects” of the match “could have been organised better”.
She continued: “The courts are incredibly slick, like very slippery, so to be honest it’s not a surprise that this happened to someone. It’s out of my control and after a very long day of waiting around.
“But we’ll assess over the next few days and see what the next steps are.”
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