Emma Raducanu in injury boost as she’s named to lead GB. Emma Raducanu has been chosen to represent. Great Britain at the Billie Jean King Cup finals next month, a boost to her injury woes that threatened to end her season. Raducanu, the British No. 1, was forced to withdraw from the Transylvania Open last week due to a wrist injury. The latest in a series of physical problems, including a muscle problem that forced her to withdraw from her Korea Open semi-final against. Jelena Ostapenko last month.
Though there are still doubts about her participation in the Guadalajara Open. Which begins next week, her selection for the BJK Cup in Glasgow suggests the problem should be resolved in time for the team event.
She joins Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, and. Heather Watson on the team, with captain Anne Keothavong set to add a fifth member in the coming weeks, and changes to the squad possible until November 7. Raducanu. The 2021 US Open champion, made her BJK Cup debut earlier this year in Prague. Where she won and lost in two singles rubbers in the team’s overall qualifying defeat to the Czech Republic.
Despite being eliminated at the time, the British team was given a second chance to compete in the finals as the host nation next month. “”It was an unforgettable experience for me to make my debut for Team GB in April.” Raducanu announced the news in a statement.
“Stepping out on the court with all the flags flying and your entire team cheering you on is an unforgettable experience that I can’t wait to repeat. It’s not often that you get to host the finals in your home country. So we’ll do everything we can to make our fans proud.
” The world’s top twelve teams will compete in the finals at. Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from November 8th to 13th, beginning with a four-group round robin competition before the knockouts that weekend. The United Kingdom has been assigned to Group C. Where they will face Kazakhstan on November 8 and Spain on November 10, with the group winner advancing to the semi-finals. “Keothavong, the captain, stated.
“All four players have previous competition experience and fond memories of representing Great Britain. We will announce the fifth team member in the coming weeks. Having this level of competition for positions is an excellent situation.”