British wild card Raducanu withdrew due to dizziness, breathing issues
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — British 18-year-old Emma Raducanu says she retired reluctantly from her fourth-round Wimbledon match because of dizziness and difficulty breathing.
Raducanu, a wild card playing in her first Grand Slam tournament, was trailing Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 3-0 when she stopped.
“I think the whole experience caught up with me,” she said in a statement Tuesday. “At the end of the first set, after some super intense rallies, I started to breathe heavily and felt dizzy. The medical team advised me not to continue, and although it felt like the hardest thing in the world not to be able to finish my Wimbledon on the court, I was not well enough to carry on.”
Raducanu won over fans across Britain with her improbable run to the second week of the tournament.
“Last night will go a long way to helping me learn what it takes to perform at the top,” she said.
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