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Wimbledon – Mega talent (18) has to give up the last sixteen because she can’t breathe

PublishedJuly 6, 2021, 1:37 pm

Emma Raducanu had to give up her round of 16 with breathing problems. The 18-year-old caused a sensation at this tournament.

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Emma Raducanu couldn’t breathe.

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She had to give up her round of 16.

She had to give up her round of 16.

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Equipped with a wildcard, she stormed into the round of 16.

Equipped with a wildcard, she stormed into the round of 16.

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  • Emma Raducanu had to give up in the round of 16.

  • The 18-year-old suffered from breathing problems.

  • What triggered this is still unclear.

British tennis hope Emma Raducanu had to give up her round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday. The 18-year-old was unable to continue playing in the evening in London with a score of 4: 6, 0: 3 against the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. Raducanu, who had come sensationally among the last 16 as number 338 in the world, had grabbed his stomach several times and was led off the pitch.

It is now clear that the 18-year-old couldn’t breathe. From the official side, it was said: “Because of difficulty breathing”, the British had ended the game prematurely. Her opponent, Ajla Tomljanovic, then said: “I’m shocked”. It is unclear what the reason for her shortness of breath was. Opposite the “BBC” said John McEnroe: “It seems that it was just too much, which is understandable. I played this tournament when I was 18 and in a way I was glad that I lost. ”

“I’m sad that she had to go through this”

When asked about this statement, opponent Tomljanovic said: “If he says that, it’s definitely tough. I’ve experienced something similar, but not to this extent. I know it’s a real thing. I’ve talked to athletes who went through this. It is not easy.” The Australian also added: “Because I know how bad it can feel. I’m really sad that she had to go through that. “

The 18-year-old’s father also expressed himself in a similar way to McEnroe: “I think it was the level.” When asked whether it was the nerves, he said to the telegraph: “Who knows?” Ian Radacu also said: “I am very proud of your performance, as there are so many people right now”.

An official statement from Raducanu is still pending. But with her game at this tournament she thrilled the English fans. As the first British woman in 50 years, she made it to the Wimbledon round of 16. The 18-year-old will also make a big leap forward in the world rankings. Tomljanovic will face the quarter-finals against world number one Ashleigh Barty on Tuesday.

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