Emma Raducanu has been forced to withdraw from the UK squad for the Billie Jean’s Cup Finals after failing to recover from a wrist injury.
Raducanu was called up along with Harriet Dart, Heather Watson, Katie Boulter with a fifth player added at a later date for the event to be held in Glasgow from 8 to 13 November despite already being withdrew from the Transylvania Open and Guadalajara Open with a wrist injury.
But the 19-year-old hasn’t been able to recover in time, despite extensive rehab, and Raducanu confirmed she won’t be ready in time.
“Sorry to hear that Emma Raducanu has been forced to withdraw from the BJK Cup Finals,” the Lawn Tennis Association said on its official Twitter account.
“We look forward to seeing you on the field soon, Emma.”
The LTA quoted Raducanu as saying: “It was disappointing to hear from the doctors that I would not be ready in time, especially when playing at home.
“I tried to do everything I could to prepare in time. Since my last tournament, I’ve been working every day to do physical training and rehabilitation.
“I have great confidence in my teammates and look forward to playing next year.”
UK Billie Jean King Cup fixtures
|Tuesday, November 8||vs Kazakhstan||at 16:00 GMT|
|Thursday, November 10||vs Spain||at 16:00 GMT|
Raducanu has suffered a number of injury problems this year, including a muscle injury that forced her to withdraw from the Korea Open semi-final against Jelena Ostapenko in September.
Her previous season has been plagued by blisters, hip and back problems, and the latest injury news is a blow to her growing hopes of finishing the season. .
Billie Jean King Cup captain Anne Keothavong can make three changes to the team by 11 a.m. on November 7, the day before the round-robin game begins.
The final round of Billie Jean Cup has 12 teams that will compete in a round-robin of 3 groups, choosing the winning team will advance to the semi-finals.
Despite losing to the Czech Republic, Team GB were awarded a spot in the final as the host country, lifting them to the top spot of the tournament for the first time since 1993.
They will meet Kazakhstan for the first time on November 8, before drawing with Spain on November 10 at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
Raducanu will face Ons Jabeur at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi in December before the start of the 2023 WTA season in preparation for the Australian Open from January 16-29.