The Bromley-based sensation, who reached the fourth round of Wimbledon last year, has said she will be ‘evaluating’ her options as she deals with her blisters. “It kind of showed up after yesterday’s match. We’ve been managing it but as you saw I couldn’t really move or load either way and now it’s just about trying to get it better as soon as possible,” Raducanu said on Saturday.
“It was compromising every shot I had to play. It’s very disappointing when you’re out there playing a rubber [game] for your country and you feel completely redundant. I’ve had a few blisters on my feet before. I’m going to need to go and evaluate all my options. This has happened quite a few times now and we need to nip it in the bud.
“Of course it’s frustrating but in some sort of twisted way it gives me a sense of confidence and relief that I don’t think it’s my tennis that’s the issue. As soon as I sort all of these out and keep building on my tennis level then I think I’ll be able to put out good matches back to back.”