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Emma Raducanu, pictured here in action against Jelena Ostapenko at the Korea Open.

Emma Raducanu in action against Jelena Ostapenko at the Korea Open. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Emma Raducanu’s 2022 season reportedly over after organizers announced his withdrawal from the upcoming Transylvania Open due to a wrist injury.

The British teenager became an overnight sensation when she won the US Open in 2021, becoming the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.

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However, 2022 hasn’t been so kind to the 19-year-old, with a number of injuries and retirements marring her season.

She dropped to 67th place in the world rankings after a first-round defeat at the US Open – and she will continue to slide on the back of her last withdrawal.

Raducanu, who lost to Daria Kasatkina in the first round of the WTA 500 event in Ostrava this week, was due to return to the court at the Transylvania Open next week.

The British No.1, whose father is Romanian, won her first WTA Tour matches in Cluj-Napoca last year when she reached the quarter-finals of the event.

But a message on the tournament’s Twitter feed read on Thursday: “Unfortunately, Emma Raducanu is forced to withdraw from the Transylvania Open due to a wrist injury.

“Get well soon, Emma!” We look forward to seeing you soon.

According to the PA news agency, the injury will also prevent Raducanu from competing in what was to be his final WTA event of the season in Guadalajara later this month.

Simon Briggs of The telegraph has since reported that Raducanu’s management has confirmed that she will not be playing any more matches at the WTA level this year.

Britain captain Anne Keothavong is hoping Raducanu will be available for the Billie Jean King Cup final in Glasgow early next month.

But Raducanu’s side may decide to rest the young star for the rest of the year and return fresh and fired up for the Australian Open in January.

Emma Raducanu, pictured here in action against Daria Kasatkina at the Ostrava Open.

Emma Raducanu in action against Daria Kasatkina at the Ostrava Open. (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

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Raducanu was also forced to retire injured in the Korean Open semi-finals last month with a buttock problem.

This followed a first-round retirement at the Nottingham Open ahead of Wimbledon, although Raducanu eventually recovered to reach the second round of the grass-court major.

Whereas Raducanu had his wrist tied at the US Open and seemed to complain about the zone during a training session, this hasn’t been an issue before this year.

After being struck down by the Covid at the start of the year, Raducanu was then plagued with blisters at the Australian Open.

She then made the first of four mid-match retirements this year when she faced Daria Gavrilova in Mexico in February due to a hip problem.

She retired again at the Rome Masters in May, this time with a back problem.

The 19-year-old had more blisters at the US Open in September and had treatment on her left thigh in Slovenia last month.

Raducanu has won 16 games this year and lost 18, a significant turnaround from a 12-5 record last year.

Fans took to social media to express their sadness that his season was over.

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