The 21-year-old British woman, who won the US Open in 2021, has not played a match since late April due to injuries to both her wrist and ankle. After losing to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the WTA 500 in Stuttgart, she lost the WTA 1,000 in Madrid. He underwent surgery on his wrist and ankle.
She initially hoped to return to the track by the end of the summer, but that turned out to be less promising. Autumn was also completely broken and she no longer took action. Meanwhile, he is in full training and ready to resume in January. She dropped to No. 296 in the WTA rankings. His best finish was a tenth place finish in July 2022.
This will be Raduganu’s second appearance in Auckland. This year he lost in the second round due to a sore ankle and left the venue in tears. He accepted a wild card from the organization for 2024.
Raducanu can use her protected ranking (WTA 103) to compete in next year’s tournament. For now, that ranking is not good enough to earn a direct spot in the main draw of the year’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open (January 14-28). He seems doomed to play in the qualifiers for the first time since his stunning victory at the 2021 US Open.
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