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London | Fed Cup venue announced

London | Fed Cup venue announced

The LTA have decided on the Copper Box at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London as the venue for GB’s Group II Play Off tie against Kazakhstan on the 20-21st April

Home support makes such a massive difference in sport and we saw the impact the GB fans had in getting the team over the line in Bath recently. Anne Keothavong

Britain are aiming to return to the World Group for the first time since 1993 and hosted their first tie in 26 years earlier this month in Bath.

Jo Konta and Katie Boulter headed the charge, winning all four of their singles matches at the University of Bath to spearhead GB’s victories over Hungary, Greece, Slovenia and Serbia to progress to the Play Off tie.

“It’s very special to come back to my home borough of Hackney,” said captain Anne Keothavong.

“Having grown up and started playing tennis here, I never dreamt that one day I would be coming back and leading the British team in what is the World Cup of women’s team tennis.

“It just goes to show the power of sport and demonstrates to these young women what can be achieved if you work hard. Looking ahead to April, words can’t describe the sense of anticipation we are going to have playing our first World Group Play-Off at home, having played the last four away.

“Home support makes such a massive difference in sport and we saw the impact the GB fans had in getting the team over the line in Bath recently.

“For the fans, I’m hoping that seeing our players perform with all they have got will inspire the next generation of kids to get out there and get involved with tennis.”

The tie will mark only the fourth time that either a Fed Cup or Davis Cup match has been staged in the capital.

 






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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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