Emma Raducanu’s next opponent at the Transylvania Open in Romania has asked her to switch allegiances and play for Romania in the Federation Cup.
Ana Bogdan,whp will play Raducanu in Cluj today invited her to join them at a press conference.
“If she wants to play for the Romanian Fed Cup (Billie Jean King Cup) squad, she is more than welcome,” the World No. 106 said.
“She was born in Canada but grew up in the UK. It’s amazing, I also understand she speaks Chinese. She speaks a few words in Romanian, too. This is quite sweet, she has a sweet accent.”
Bogdan, who has been as high as 59 in the world, was full of praise for her opponent.
“She showed everything is possible if you work hard, believe and keep being positive. If you do the right things, you can do it,” Bogdan said.
“It’s very important to have the right attitude. That is what I admired when I saw her. I admired her focus, her footwork, her shots and the way she behaved.
“That smile and that innocence on her face, that was the key. It was an inspiration for me and for many girls out there.”