18-year-old British wildcard Emma Raducanu withdrew from her fourth-round match with Ajla Tomljanovic at Wimbledon after suffering from breathing difficulties. During the second set, Raducanu received medical attention before leaving the court to receive further treatment.
It was later announced to the crowd that she would not be able to continue, with Wimbledon confirming on Monday evening that Raducanu’s withdrawal was due to “difficulty breathing” (as per the BBC).
Raducanu had been enjoying a remarkable run at Wimbledon, defeating two opponents in the top 50, Marketa Vondrousova and Sorana Cirstea, to set up her fourth round match with Tomljanovic.
“I am actually really kind of shocked,” Tomljanovic said.
“It’s obviously so bittersweet because Emma must be really, really hurt if she came to the decision to retire.