British tennis payer was forced to quit Wimbledon due to health complications.
British tennis player Emma Raducanu, who defeated Victoria Azarenka in her Grand Slam debut, was forced to retire from Wimbledon on Monday, July 5, during her last-16 match. The teenage sensation was having trouble breathing while trailing Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 3-0 during the fourth round of the match.
The extent of the issue was immediately unclear and the official reason given for the Grand Slam debutante Raducanu’s withdrawal was ‘difficulty breathing’, though the real cause of Raducanu’s breathing issue remains a secret.
Defying her age and inexperience, Raducanu showcased outstanding performance in the previous matches. However, she started hyperventilating early in the second set and received a medical timeout off the court.
As a result of her departure, Tomljanovic advanced to her first grand slam quarter-final, where she is set to face world No 1 Ashleigh Barty Tuesday afternoon. “It’s obviously so bittersweet because Emma must be really really hurt if she came to the decision to retire. To play as a Brit at home, it’s unbelievable so I am really sorry for her because I wish we could have finished it,” Tomljanovic, who was Shocked by the incident told the media.
Ranked 338th in the world, Raducanu rose from a young obscure talented player to a future champion of British tennis. Hence, her exit due to deteriorating health from Wimbledon has left many disheartened.