Emma Raducanu notices a big fan's birthday wish, then makes it happen

Raducanu did something very memorable for one of her fans.

by Dzevad Mesic
Emma Raducanu notices a big fan's birthday wish, then makes it happen
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Emma Raducanu did something very memorable to one of her fans who was celebrating his birthday. On Instagram, Raducanu posted a court selfie. In the comment section, a fan asked Raducanu: "@emmaraducanu it's always a great feeling seeing you on a tennis court.

Today is my Birthday and I was just wondering if you can say Happy Birthday?" Raducanu responded. "@elias_duarte_lopez happy birthday." Raducanu, 20, hasn't played since April, when she was beaten by Jelena Ostapenko in the Stuttgart first round.

In May, Raducanu underwent three surgeries. In recent weeks, Raducanu has been ramping up her preparation to return to tennis. "Got the bug to go, miss this," Raducanu captioned an Instagram post from the weekend.

Raducanu won't be with British BJK Cup team in November

Last week, Great Britain announced its team for the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup tie against Sweden. Since the tie is taking place between November 11-12, there was some hope that Raducanu might play.

But that won't happen as British Billie Jean King Cup team captain Anne Keothavong announced that the nation will be represented by Katie Boulter, Jodie Burrage, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson. "I’m delighted that all our strongest ranked players have made themselves available for the Billie Jean King Cup tie versus Sweden next month.

We are very excited to have yet another opportunity to play in front of a home crowd, especially at the Copper Box Arena where the fans were so instrumental in helping get us over the line when we last played there a few years ago.

Finally, being able to captain this team is always a huge privilege and to bring live tennis back to where I grew up, means a great deal to me on a personal level," Keothavong said in a statement. Last month, Raducanu confirmed that she is definitely returning to tennis in 2024.

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