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Will Emma Raducanu play at Wimbledon 2022?

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Emma Raducanu will return to the scene of his first Grand Slam appearance this summer when the Championships, Wimbledon get underway in late June.

The 19-year-old transformed from obscurity to a household name in 2021, reaching the Wimbledon round of 16 in early July before beating Canada's Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final to claim a shock first Grand Slam victory in August.

The teenager has since struggled to replicate her early form with a round of 64 defeat to Danka Kovinic in the 2022 Australian Open serving as something of a reality check for the Toronto-born player.

With the Championships, Wimbledon just weeks away, we take a look at Emma Raducanu's preparation heading into the tournament.

Will Emma Raducanu play at Wimbledon 2022?

As the world's No.11, Emma Raducanu will be playing at this year's Wimbledon tournament. However, her progress in the tournament remains to be seen with a less-than-ideal preparation period casting doubts over the 19-year-old's Wimbledon chances.

Raducanu, whose US Open performances saw her crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2021, split with coach Torben Belz back in April and is yet to announce the German's replacement.

On-court performances haven't offered up much reason for optimism either. Since her disappointing showing in Australia in January, Raducanu has suffered first-round defeats at the Miami and Italian Opens. Furthermore, the teenage Briton suffered a comprehensive second-round defeat to world No.36 Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Roland-Garros last month.

It's not all doom-and-gloom for Raducanu though. The 19-year-old faced up to undisputed No.1 Iga Swiatek in the quarter-finals of April's Stuttgart Open and gave a great account of herself, albeit going down in a 6-4, 6-4 defeat.

However, doubts have been cast over the teenager's fitness heading into the Championships with Raducanu suffering an injury just seven games into her Rothesay Open first-round clash with world No.55 Viktorija Golubic.

Raducanu was expected to play in the Rothesay International Eastbourne tournament this weekend to conclude her pre-Wimbledon preparation, but the Bromley-based teenager has missed the cutoff for a wildcard into the tournament and is set to go into this summer' Grand Slam out of practice.

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