Emma Raducanu apologises to Citi Open fans after injury scare sees her skin 'ripping off'


Emma Raducanu apologised to the Citi Open crowd for revealing “too much information” as she went into gross detail about her blisters after beating Camila Osorio in a rollercoaster match in Washington. British No 1 Raducanu won 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4) in two hours and 50 minutes to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.

But the teenager – whose win-loss record in 2022 now reads 11-12 – needed a medical timeout late in the second set due to nasty blistering on her right hand. And she explained post-match that her skin had been “ripping off” in the searing 36-degree heat in the United States. 

That came after Osorio herself had to receive medical treatment on a foot blister. The on-court interviewer said: “You saw she took a timeout because of blisters on her feet and obviously you had some blisters on your hands. I wish you guys could see this. It’s not pretty… look at that!”

Raducanu said: “There’s more on my feet as well. I’ve got some on my feet as well. Yeah I mean it came out of nowhere to be honest. The beginning of the match I was alright.

“It was just normal calluses. Throughout the match, my skin was just ripping off. In the beginning there was like a flap then the flap got ripped off. It was pretty raw and open. Sorry if that’s TMI (too much information) but you know.”

The interviewer added: “I’m really close to them and the calluses are pretty ugly!”

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