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Emma Raducanu says she’s going to “hopefully” be able to play on the Australian Open subsequent week, however is recovering from an ankle harm “at some point at a time”.

The England No 1 was pressured to withdraw from her second-round match towards Viktoria Kuzmova on the ASB Basic in Auckland final week after twisting her left ankle.

The Australian Open started on Monday, January 16 in Melbourne, with Raducanu holding out hope that he may have an opportunity to enhance on reaching the second spherical in his main-image debut final yr.

“I simply take every day, truthfully, and simply attempt, every single day attempt as a lot as attainable to see and progress,” stated the 20-year-old in an interview with Australian tennis on Monday.

“And we’ll see hopefully on Monday, or at any time when the match begins, I will be OK and prepared.

Emma Raducanu suffered an ankle injury at the ASB Classic tournament this week
Raducanu suffered an ankle harm within the ASB Basic match final week

“However we’re simply taking it at some point at a time and never attempting to get our hopes up an excessive amount of at this level.”

Dangerous climate in Auckland meant the match wherein Raducanu suffered the harm was performed indoors, with England initially blaming the “slick” and “very slippery” court docket for the incident.

Auckland’s match director issued a response insisting the court docket was protected, however Raducanu maintained little might have been completed to keep away from harm.

Raducanu ran wounded

December 2021 – Covid-19 contracts, out of Abu Dhabi and Melbourne Summer time Set.

January 2022 – Suffers hand blister in Australian Open second spherical loss to Danka Kovinic.

February 2022 – Retired from the primary spherical of the Guadalajara Open vs. Daria Saville (hip harm).

March 2022 – Suffers again harm in Indian Wells third spherical loss to Petra Martic.

April 2022 – Suffers a foot blister in Nice Britain’s 3-2 defeat to the Czech Republic within the Billie Jean King Cup,

Might 2022 – Withdraws from the primary spherical of the Italian Open towards Bianca Andreescu (again harm).

June 2022 – Withdraws from Nottingham Open first spherical towards Viktorija Golubic (belly harm).

September 2022 – Withdraws from Korea Open semifinal towards Jelena Ostapenko (left glute harm).

October 2022 – Withdrawn earlier than the Transylvania Open (season-ending wrist harm).

January 2023 – Retires from ASB Basic Final-16 vs Viktoria Kuzmova (ankle harm), 11 days earlier than Australian Open.

“I imply, it is unlucky, to be sincere, final week, as a result of I felt nice in my season and I felt good with the preparations I made bodily,” he stated.

“And I simply had an accident on the court docket, which I do not know what I might have completed to forestall it.”

Raducanu has had a tough run since saying himself as a family identify in the summertime of 2021 by reaching the fourth spherical at Wimbledon earlier than claiming a shocking victory on the US Open.

He retired from the sport 4 instances in 2022 and most just lately needed to deal with a wrist harm. His rating has dropped to 75 from his tenth profession.

The draw for the Australian Open takes place on Thursday.

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