However, if Raducanu is suffering from an abdomen issue then it’s the latest in a long line of injury troubles for the 20-year-old. Ever since breaking out onto the WTA Tour, Raducanu has struggled with fitness issues that have caused her ranking position to drop.
But it’s also the latest injury situation at the Australian Open already this tournament. Rafael Nadal suffered a reoccurence of his troublesome hip in his defeat to MacKenzie McDonald earlier in the day.
Novak Djokovic has also been battling a thigh issue, although he showed no signs of it causing him problems in his first-round win. Nick Kyrgios, Carlos Alcaraz and local hope Ajla Tomljanovic had already withdrawn from the major before the tournament got underway.