Emma Raducanu confirms she wants to compete at 2024 Paris Olympics
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Emma Raducanu says she is missing the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers only because she has been advised to do so and noted she would like to represent Great Britain at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Last week, Great Britain announced its lineup for the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers tie against France.
Raducanu's name wasn't on the list as British team captain Anne Keothavong said the 20-year-old was "unavailable." The Great Britain and France tie is set to be played on hard between April 14-15. On April 17th, Raducanu is scheduled to play her first clay tournament of the year in Stuttgart.
Raducanu has been dealing with a wrist injury for quite some time. “Because of my existing injuries, the best medical advice was to not switch surfaces at such short notice. So that's what I've been told. Of course I would love to play the Billie Jean King Cup.
It's just this scenario is not the best for my body. I really need to look after myself and do what's best for me on the match court," Raducanu said.
Raducanu: I want to play the Olympics
“Of course, I would love to play the Olympics,” Raducanu noted.
Raducanu wants to play the Olympics but he hasn't yet met the criteria. Under the rules, a player needs to have represented its country at least twice during the Olympic cycle in order to be eligible to compete at the Olympics.
Raducanu represented Great Britain against the Czech Republic last April but missed the Billie Jean King Cup Finals. Now, Raducanu is also out of the upcoming Great Britain and France tie. Should Great Britain beat France and reach the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, Raducanu could make her return to the competition later this year.
But Raducanu is now worried about some other things as she noted after exiting Miami that she needs to figure out what to do next in her battle with a lingering wrist injury.