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London | Keothavong announces her Fed Cup team

London | Keothavong announces her Fed Cup team

Jo Konta will lead the British Fed Cup team in next months Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 pay-offs which this year will be held in Bath.

I’m delighted to name our strongest possible team to represent Great Britain at next month’s Fed Cup Anne Keothavong

Team captain Anne Keothavong announced her team this morning which also includes Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Katies Swan n what she decribs as ‘the strongest possible team’.

“I’m delighted to name our strongest possible team to represent Great Britain at next month’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Euro-Africa Zone Group 1 in Bath,” Keothavong, a former Fed Cup stalwart, said. ‘We’ll know more in a week’s time who the other three nations will be in our group. It won’t be easy that’s for sure, but it’s a challenge we relish and hope to give the home crowd something to cheer about.

“It’s very important to the team to open up our sport and bring it to new audiences at different times of the year.”

Konta added: ‘I’ve always loved playing as part of the GB Fed Cup Team and it’s great to be selected for the return of the Fed Cup to the UK for the first time in more than a quarter of a century.

‘It’s going to be an incredible event and we can’t wait to experience the home support as we take on some of the best players in the world.’

The draw to determine which three nations Keothavong’s side will face will take place on January 14.


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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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