mma Raducanu has admitted she is conserving expectations low as she takes it “a day at a time” in her race to be match for the Australian Open.
The 20-year-old retired from her second-round match in Auckland every week in the past after rolling her ankle, leaving the court docket in tears as she was confronted with but extra harm points.
Her 2022 tennis season was blighted with health issues, with blisters an issue within the early a part of the 12 months earlier than a wrist harm compelled the British primary to finish her season early in October.
Raducanu was in excessive spirits at first of this 12 months after her low season work, and acquired up and working in Auckland with victory over Linda Fruhvirtova in her first match of 2023.
Nevertheless, that ankle harm picked up in opposition to Viktoria Kuzmova has put her Australian Open participation unsure, with Raducanu criticising the ASB Traditional courts after the match.
The British star stays not sure whether or not she is going to be capable to compete in Melbourne.
“It was really unfortunate to be honest last week,” Raducanu mentioned.
“I was feeling great about my season and feeling really good with the preparation I did physically.
“I just had an accident on the court, which I don’t know what I could have done to prevent that, so I’m just taking it a day at a time honestly and every single day try as best as possible to see and make progress. We’ll see.
“Hopefully by Monday or whenver the tournanment starts I’ll be OK and ready but we’re just taking it a day at a time and not trying to expect too much at this point.”
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