Emma Raducanu leads GB to BJK Cup Finals with stunning win over France

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  • Briton seals 3-1 win with 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (1) victory over Diane Parry
  • Earlier Katie Boulter put GB 2-1 ahead with 7-5, 6-0 win

As they faced off against a quality France squad on unfamiliar soil, Great Britain’s Billie Jean King team made no secret of their underdog status and the significant challenge ahead of them. Their inferiority on paper was only reinforced early on as they found themselves on the brink of a 0-2 deficit they would have been unlikely to overturn. But Emma Raducanu has risen to the occasion spectacularly, producing some of her very best tennis of the past two and a half years to lead Great Britain into the Billie Jean King Cup finals with two brilliant victories in a 3-1 upset win over France.

After opening with a surprise win over Caroline Garcia on Friday, Raducanu closed out the tie with another show of excellence. She played at an extremely high level before holding off a desperate final stand from Diane Parry, eventually winning 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1).

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Le Portel
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