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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