Emma Raducanu tipped to emulate Serena Williams success as ITF president sets target


“If Raducanu can build on the fantastic start to her tennis journey, why can’t her impact at Wimbledon and for Great Britain be similar?

“I think it’s really important for British tennis to have its star players perform at Wimbledon. I travel around the world, as I am not British by nationality, I have a different perspective but when I look at the pressure that I see for sports here – across every sport – that is why I think it is so important to celebrate success like we have seen with Emma, and with what Cam is doing as well.”

Haggerty, former president of the USTA – America’s answer to Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association – also had a request for Raducanu, noting that Great Britain had never won the Billie Jean King Cup, the ITF event often seen as tennis’ answer to the World Cup.

“And don’t forget that Great Britain has never won the Billie Jean King Cup,” he added.


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