Emma Raducanu ‘unavailable’ for Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers

Emma Raducanu is “unavailable” for Nice Britain’s upcoming Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers tie in opposition to France, per British captain Anne Keothavong. From April 14-15, Nice Britain can be internet hosting France, the winner of that tie progressing into the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.

On April seventeenth, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart is kicking off. Raducanu, who’s the worldwide ambassador for Porsche, is signed as much as play on the clay courts of Stuttgart. The Nice Britain and France tie can be performed on an indoor-hard floor.

Altering surfaces is at all times difficult and that is in all probability the rationale why Raducanu elected to skip the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers.

Raducanu might return to the British staff in 2023

If Nice Britain beats France, they may proceed their 2023 Billie Jean King Cup marketing campaign.

British captain Keothavong did not rule out the potential of Raducanu suiting up for her nationwide staff once more within the close to future. “I am happy to call the identical staff because the one we had 4 months in the past in Glasgow the place we gelled so properly, and the staff spirit was electrical.

There have been some memorable performances throughout the week to assist us attain the semi-finals. Whereas Emma is unavailable for this tie, we stay up for seeing her again on the staff within the close to future,” Keothavong stated, per BBC Sport.

In the meantime, Raducanu simply concluded a optimistic marketing campaign in Indian Wells. After being out for 2 months, Raducanu returned to motion in Indian Wells. Firstly of the match, Raducanu was near pulling out of the match as she was coping with a wrist problem and the after results of tonsilits.

However Raducanu made the decision to play and the Briton ended up beating Danka Kovinic, Magda Linette and Beatriz Haddad Maia. Within the round-of-16, Raducanu’s Indian Wells marketing campaign got here to an finish following a defeat in opposition to Iga Swiatek. Subsequent up for Raducanu is the Miami Open, the place she has been handed a wildcard.

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