British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu explores Hong Kong ahead of 2024 comeback

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Emma Raducanu in Hong Kong

7th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) Emma Raducanu, the 21-year-old tennis sensation, recently took a trip to Hong Kong, giving her fans a glimpse into how she is spending her time off the court as she prepares for her comeback in 2024. Raducanu has been out of action since May 2023 due to surgeries on both her wrists and left ankle, which prevented her from participating in three out of the four Grand Slam tournaments this year.

Despite her injury setbacks, Raducanu has remained resilient and focused on her rehabilitation. She has used her time away from the court to explore different places and embrace new experiences. Her most recent adventure took her to Hong Kong, where she shared several pictures on her Instagram account on 6th December. The photos showcased her exploration of the city’s attractions, her enjoyment of local cuisine, and her participation in a business event.

During her visit, Raducanu made sure to immerse herself in the local culture and take in the sights and sounds of Hong Kong. She visited notable places such as the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, local cafes, art galleries, and the HSBC Tower, where she headlined a fireside chat event.

As Raducanu looks ahead to her return to professional tennis, her wildcard entry for the upcoming Australian Open is uncertain. With a protected ranking of 103 due to her time away from the tour, she may not receive a wildcard and could potentially have to go through the qualifying rounds. However, her status as a former Grand Slam champion and her significant presence in the sport work in her favour.

Raducanu’s recent training progress has been promising, indicating that she is on track for a successful comeback at the beginning of the next season. While her current ranking has fallen to 296, she has been actively preparing for her return to competitive play. It is worth noting that former world No. 1 and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, who came out of retirement after a hiatus of three-and-a-half years, has received a wildcard for the tournament.

As the Australian Open approaches on 14th January, other wildcards have been granted to Australian players Kimberly Birrell, Olivia Gadecki, and Taylah Preston. Whether Raducanu secures a wildcard or enters through qualifying rounds, her fans eagerly await her return to the court and anticipate her continued success in the world of tennis.