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Jodie Burrage becomes LTA Colour Holder No.324 after being selected to play in Billie Jean King Cup Play-Off tie


Jodie Burrage has become the latest Brit to make her debut for Great Britain at the Billie Jean King Cup Play-Off tie against Sweden – becoming LTA Colour Holder No.324.

Burrage became the 324th player to represent her country when she took to the stage in the opening match of the weekend against Sweden’s Kajsa Rinaldo Persson at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

A player is rewarded with an LTA Colour Holder status when they step onto court to play their first match for Great Britain in the Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup and Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup, as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Burrage is joined by British No.1 Katie Boulter as the second player to compete in the singles matches, while Harriet Dart and Heather Watson are set to join forces for the doubles, as the Brits look to book their spot in the 2024 Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers.

Speaking at the pre-tie press conference on Friday afternoon the British No.2 said, “I’m really happy that Anne has trusted me to play, and I’ll go out there and do my absolute best to come away with the win.

“It’ll be a really proud moment for me when I walk out onto court. Playing at home, in this arena – the girls have told me that it’s one of the best places they’ve played hands down, so I can’t wait to experience it.”

You can watch Burrage in action at the Billie Jean King Cup Play-Offs on the BBC Sport website and via BBC iPlayer.

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