Former tennis player Billie Jean King follows the sport quite minutely and is often seen expressing her opinions about matches on Twitter.

Billie Jean King is a legend in the world of sports
Tennis legend Billie Jean King speaks during an event (Getty Images)

The former world No. 1 tennis player put out a heartwarming tweet for the 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu on the latter’s birthday. Billie Jean King wished her a happy birthday and hoped that the 19-year-old would recover soon and get back on the court.

“Happy birthday to the 2021 @usopen Women’s Singles champion, @EmmaRaducanu! She is the first qualifier to ever win a Grand Slam. 🎉

Hope to see her healthy and back on the court soon.”

Raducanu was set to join team Great Britain in the Billie Jean King Cup. However, her nagging wrist injury forced her to withdraw from the tournament that was held in Glasgow. The British No. 1 had earlier pulled out of tournaments in Romania and Mexico owing to the injury. The injury has effectively ended her WTA Tour season early.

As she recuperates from the injury and seeks a quick return to the court, the special message from the legendary Billie Jean King will surely make her feel better.

Switzerland win the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup

Last year’s finalist Switzerland bagged the Billie Jean King Cup title for the first time after defeating Australia in the final of Sunday.

Image: Relevant Tennis (Twitter)

Jil Teichmann and Belinda Bencic won their respective singles matches to give the Swiss an unassailable 2-0 lead. Australia, who were seeking their eighth title and first since 1974 finished runner-up in what was a satisfactory campaign overall.

Meanwhile, the draw for next year’s Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers also took place on Sunday. The event will be held on 14th and 15th April, next year.

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