Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Emma Raducanu won’t characteristic in Nice Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals qualifying tie in opposition to France subsequent month.

Captain Anne Keothavong has named the identical group which reached the semi-finals in September and mentioned former US Open champion Raducanu was “unavailable” for the tie in Coventry from April 14-15.

Raducanu mentioned after her opening victory in Indian Wells that she didn’t even know when the tie was, a remark which didn’t seem to go down properly with Keothavong.

The previous British primary responded to at least one report of the remark with a considering face emoji on social media. She then individually posted, seemingly in reference to that: “My communication abilities are usually good in case anybody was questioning.”

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Emma Raducanu was not too long ago overwhelmed by Iga Swiatek on the BNP Paribas Open

Explaining her choice to maintain religion with Harriet Dart, Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls, Keothavong mentioned: “I am happy to call the identical group because the one we had 4 months in the past in Glasgow the place we gelled so properly, and the group spirit was electrical.

“There have been some memorable performances throughout the week to assist us attain the semi-finals.

“Harriet confirmed us what she’s able to by beating the likes of (Paula) Badosa and (Ajla) Tomljanovic.

“We noticed Alicia and Olivia make their Cup debut, the place they introduced a lot power to the courtroom and demonstrated how essential doubles is. Katie and Heather have a confirmed observe document on this competitors and are enthusiastic as ever to be a part of this group.

“Whereas Emma is unavailable for this tie we stay up for seeing her again on the group within the close to future.”

Raducanu, who missed November’s Finals in Glasgow as a result of a wrist damage, reached the fourth spherical of the BNP Paribas Open this week earlier than dropping to world primary Iga Swiatek.

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