"You my idol": Emma RADUCANU lauded by Katie Boulter, Caroline Garcia among others after epic Billie Jean King Cup heroics

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 at 08:51
Emma Raducanu received accolades from her colleagues after being the hero for Great Britain in the Billie Jean King Cup series against Team France. Among the tennis players who congratulated the 2021 US Open champion are her teammates Katie Boulter and Harriet Dart, as well as her opponent Caroline Garcia, among others.
Raducanu led the UK team in the tie, first with an excellent comeback against Caroline Garcia, winning 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. In the second match, Boulter fell to Diane Perry 6-2, 6-0. On the second day, Boulter secured a victory against Clara Burel with a score of 7-5, 6-0, and finally, Raducanu sealed the British victory by defeating Parry 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(1).
The former world No. 10 had a great performance in her return to the Billie Jean King Cup team for the first time since 2022. Raducanu received congratulations from several of her colleagues after posting various photos of the British celebration following the victory.
“WE DID IT🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧♥️♥️♥️to Seville we go," she captioned her Instagram post.
"You my idol 🔥," Katie Boutler commented. "Yewwwwwww UNREAL from you 😍," Harriet Dart shared.
Other compatriots who congratulated her included Katie Swan, Jodie Burrage, and Andy Murray's mother, Judy. Additionally, her opponent in the first match, Caroline Garcia, also praised Raducanu:
"Amazing❤️❤️❤️," Swam posted. "SHES A JOKE 🇬🇧🔥 wish I stayed 🥹," Burrage wrote
"While it was not the result we were looking for (congrats to team Great Britain @lta and specially to @emmaraducanu, it’s great to see you back playing at such a great level!)," Garcia wrote in her caption on Instagram.
The British team captain, Anne Keothavong, praised the singles players Boulter and Raducanu, saying, "It’s going to take a lot of work to try and wipe this smile off my face. What a day, the atmosphere was just rocking, Katie and Emma came to play and put in some fantastic performances against tough opposition."
"I’m just so chuffed for the team. We came here and we knew it was going to be difficult. But we came, we performed, and we’re all leaving with a big smile," she added.

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