Emma Raducanu of Great Britain will not compete in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow in November as a result of her right wrist illness.
The competition will start on November 8, and the 2021 US Open champion was supposed to serve as the team’s captain. Because of the same issue, the 19-year-old withdrew earlier this month from the Transylvania Open in Romania.
The doctors’ announcement that I won’t be ready in time is frustrating, especially because it will take place on Romanian territory, Raducanu was reported by the BBC as saying.
The British team was placed in a group with Spain and Kazakhstan for the Billie Jean King Cup, with only the group winners moving on to the semifinals.
In the qualification match in April against the Czech Republic, Raducanu made her tournament debut. She was chosen for the Finals along with Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, and Heather Watson, with a fifth player being added later.
To prepare it in time, I made all effort imaginable. I’ve been focusing on my physical preparation and recovery every day since my previous competition. I’m confident in my teammates and am eager to compete again next season,” she said.
Currently, Raducanu is scheduled to take the field next against Ons Jabeur on December 16 in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi.
Raducanu grew up in London after being reared in Toronto. June 2021 marked the beginning of her WTA Tour career. In her maiden major competition, she advanced to the fourth round with a wildcard entry at Wimbledon while rated outside the top 300. When Raducanu defeated Leylah Fernandez in the 2021 US Open final without dropping a set during the competition, he became the first singles qualifier in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam championship. She had participated in just two Grand Slam events prior to this one; during the Open Era, she retains the record for the fewest majors needed to be completed before a major championship.