GB to host Kazakhstan in Fed Cup

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 2/12/2019 11:39:52 AM IST

Great Britain have been handed a home draw against Kazakhstan in the Fed Cup for their World Group II play-off, set for April.
Captain Anne Keothavong was desperately hoping for another home tie and got her wish in Tuesday’s draw.
After waiting 26 years for their first home tie, GB won all four of their Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 play-off matches at the University of Bath without dropping a single rubber to make progress to the next stage, including a drama-filled win over Serbia on Saturday.
Johanna Konta recovered from collapsing midway through her singles match with Aleksandra Krunic to seal Britain’s victory after Katie Boulter had put them 1-0 up.
April’s event will be their fifth World Group II play-off since 2012, with the previous four ties having all been away from home. They are now one win away from reaching World Group II for the first time since 1993, but Kazakhstan have world No 43 Yulia Putintseva and No 96 Zarina Diyas in their ranks. British No 1 Konta is currently ranked 39.
The Copper Box Arena in London has been tipped to stage the play-off, set for the weekend of April 20-21.

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