Billie Jean King Cup qualifying: Emma Raducanu named in Great Britain squad-ZoomTech News

Former US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been named in Nice Britain’s squad to face France within the qualifying spherical of the 2024 Billie Jean King Cup.

Raducanu, 21, joins British primary Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson in what captain Anne Keothavong says is a “full-strength crew”.

France will host the tie from 12-13 April after they beat Keothavong’s crew in Coventry final yr.

Keothavong insisted GB have been “getting stronger and higher”.

She advised the LTA website, external: “I am delighted to be travelling with a full-strength crew off the again of some terrific outcomes lately.

“The French facet will current a major problem as all the time, however everyone knows how representing GB evokes us.”

GB booked their place on this yr’s qualifiers with a 3-1 play-off win over Sweden in November.

The winner of the best-of-five tie will progress to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals later this yr, whereas the shedding nation will compete within the play-offs.

Nice Britain and France have confronted one another 4 instances within the event’s historical past, with each side securing two victories every.

Raducanu is constant her comeback after an injury-hit 2023 season – her newest match resulted in a straight-set defeat within the third spherical at Indian Wells on Tuesday.

In the meantime, Boulter, 27, received her first WTA 500 title earlier this month after coming from a set all the way down to beat Marta Kostyuk within the San Diego Open last.

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