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GB take on Croatia

GB take on Croatia

JO Konta will lead Great Britain into a promotion playoff against Croatia in the Fed Cup in Estonia.

World No.10 Konta, the GB No.1 had to come from a set down to defeat Cagla Buyukakcay 5-7 6-4 6-3 in a 3-0 victory over Turkey which qualified her team, which finished top of its group.

I think whenever I get an opportunity to represent Great Britain in a team environment, I look to take it.

Heather Watson had put GB ahead with a 6-0 6-1 thumping of Ipek Soylu, listed 163.

Doubles pair Jocelyn Rae and Laura Robson ensured GB completed their group winning nine individual matches out of nine.

They were too strong for Ayla Aksu and Pemra Ozgen, taking just under an hour to see off their opponents 6-2 6-2.

Konta said: “I didn’t get the chance to play Fed Cup last year, but from the very beginning of the season I was clear that I wanted it to be part of my schedule.

“I think whenever I get an opportunity to represent Great Britain in a team environment, I look to take it.”

Îà Quotes from British Tennis.

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Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan is a journalist and author who has covered tennis for more than 20 years. He was tennis correspondent on Today, the first all-electronic, all-colour newspaper, and contributed to the official Wimbledon website. He has scribed for most national dailies and magazines on the sport of the fuzzy green ball, as the late Bud Collins used to describe tennis. Mike has twice won British Sports Writer of the Year awards. He is the author of a variety of football books and has one coming out on Pitch Publishing in September called ‘Glory Glory Lane’, about the 118-year history of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

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