Emma Raducanu announcement stuns tennis fans after sad call | Tech Rasta


Emma Raducanu (pictured) looks on during the US Open.

Emma Raducanu (pictured) has been included in Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup squad, despite injury concerns. (Getty Images)

Emma Raducanu was chosen in the British squad for the Billie Jean King Cup next month, despite reports that her season was over after she withdrew from the Transylvania Open with a wrist injury.

The British teenager became an overnight sensation when she won the US Open in 2021, becoming the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.

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However, 2022 hasn’t been so kind to the 19-year-old, with a number of injuries and retirements marring her season.

His withdrawal from the upcoming Transylvania Open with a wrist injury was also expected to mark the end of his season.

But in a surprise announcement, Raducanu said she will be heading to the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow next month.

She will join Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter and Heather Watson in the Great Britain team.

“Making my debut for Team GB in April was a special moment that I will never forget,” Raducanu said of his selection.

“Step onto the pitch and see all the flags flying, your whole team cheering you on, it’s such a unique event that I can’t wait to relive.

“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.”

Emma Raducanu (pictured) during training.

Emma Raducanu (pictured) has been selected in the Great Britain team for the Billie Jean King Cup. (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

Concern over Emma Raducanu’s wrist injury

While there is hope that Raducanu could feature for Great Britain, doubts remain over her participation after it emerged she will no longer be competing in individual events this year.

Team captain Anne Keothavong was hopeful Raducanu could play after stressing she still has a few weeks off before the November tournament.

“They’re a strong team heading into the Billie Jean King Cup Final, and we’re keen to end the year on a high in front of the passionate crowds in Glasgow,” she said of the announcement.

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

Great Britain have the option of including an additional member in the squad in the event of injury.

The tennis world was quick to react to the surprise selection after the wrist injury.

Raducanu dropped to 67th in the world rankings after a first-round defeat at the US Open – and she will continue to slide on the back of her last withdrawal.

The British No.1, whose father is Romanian, won her first WTA Tour matches in Cluj-Napoca last year when she reached the quarter-finals of the event.

But a post on the tournament’s Twitter feed at the Transylvania Open last week read: “Unfortunately Emma Raducanu is forced to withdraw from the Transylvania Open due to a wrist injury.

“Get well soon, Emma!” We look forward to seeing you soon.

with the AAP

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