A storm has erupted as sports star rush to defend Emma Raducanu after her frightening withdrawal from Wimbledon on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old sensation retired for medical reasons from her round of 16 clash against Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. Down 0-3 in the second set, after dropping the first 4-6, Raducanu appeared to be having difficulty breathing.
She called for the doctor and soon left the court for treatment, but never returned.
The teenager, who was playing in the main draw of a grand slam for the first time after securing a late wildcard entry, explained the situation in a statement released on Wednesday morning (AEST).
“I want to let everyone know that I am feeling much better,” Raducanu said.