Last year’s US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez and reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu are both suffering from injuries ahead of Wimbledon: the former walks on crutches and will definitely skip the grass-court Grand Slam, the latter expects to be fit in time.
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The world No.15 Fernandez fractured her right foot and walks on crutches. The Canadian is “in need of some well wishes more than ever.” The injury happened in her recent three-set loss to Martina Trevisan in the Roland Garros quarterfinals.
The world No.11 Raducanu has good news: a scan has confirmed that her latest injury is a minor side strain and she is expected to be healthy for Wimbledon. The British teenager retired against Viktorija Golubic in the first round of the Rothesay Open Nottingham on Tuesday with an injury to her left side and said she had “no idea” if she would be able to recover in time for Wimbledon.
Fortunately, further examination has revealed that the strain is not serious. Raducanu will skip next week’s Rothesay Classic Birmingham, but she is expected to warm-up for Wimbledon at the Rothesay International Eastbourne the following week.