Emma Raducanu included in UK Billie Jean King Cup final squad | Tennis News

Emma Raducanu has been named in Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup final squad, despite injury struggles.

The UK No1 has been called up alongside Harriet Dart, Heather Watson and Katie Boulter, with a fifth squad member to be confirmed in the “coming weeks”.

Raducanu, 19, was included in the squad despite withdraw from this week’s Transylvania Open with a wrist injury.

The 2021 US Open champion has suffered several injury issues this year, including a muscle injury that forced her to withdraw from her Korean Open semi-final match against Jelena Ostapenko in September.

His season had already been hampered by blisters, hip and back problems, and the latest injury news is a blow to his hopes of returning to the top 50.

Commenting on the selections, Billie Jean King Cup captain Anne Keothavong said: “They’re a strong team heading into the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, and we’re keen to end the year on a high in front of the passionate crowds. from Glasgow.

“All four players have experience in the competition and fond memories of playing for GB.”

Raducanu, who made his Billie Jean King Cup debut earlier this year in Prague, said: “Making my debut for Team GB in April was a special moment that I will never forget. seeing all the flags flying, your whole team cheering you on, it’s such a unique event that I can’t wait to relive it.

“Getting the opportunity to host the finals in your home country doesn’t happen very often, so we’ll do everything we can to make our fans proud.”

Keothavong can make up to three squad changes before 11 a.m. on Nov. 7, the day before the round-robin game begins.

The Billie Jean Cup final will feature 12 teams competing in four round robin groups of three, with the winners advancing to the semi-finals.

The British team will first face Kazakhstan on November 8, before a draw against Spain on November 10 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.




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