Anne Keothavong names Aegon GB Fed Cup Team to face Romania | Tennis in Britain

Aegon GB Fed Cup Team unchanged for Romania clash

12/04/2017

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Aegon GB Fed Cup Team announcement

Aegon GB Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong has named the strong four who will line up against Romania in the coastal town of Costanta for the Fed Cup World Group II Play-Off on April 22 - 23.

The four named players include British No. 1 Johanna Konta, No. 2 Heather Watson, singles player Laura Robson and GB’s top doubles player Jocelyn Rae.

The team is unchanged from the quartet that emerged victorious from the Euro/Africa Zone Group I event in Estonia in February.

Fed Cup Squad

Name

Age

Ranking

Ties Played

Johanna Konta

25 7 14

Heather Watson

24 110

26

Laura Robson

23 209

12

Jocelyn Rae

26 105 (Doubles)

12

Quotes from the captain

Commenting on the announcement, Aegon GB Fed Cup Captain and LTA Senior National Coach Anne Keothavong said: “I am delighted to name the same team who represented us so strongly back in February for our group wins in Estonia to enable us to get through to this play-off. 

"Fed Cup is a unique privilege to wear your nation’s colours and it’s something I know all of our team takes great pride in. This is the first time in four years we are in this position and I know everyone is excited by the opportunity. 

We have an excellent team spirit with lots of combined Fed Cup experience

"Romania has a first class team and will have home advantage on their best surface. We are very much the underdogs. That being said, we have an excellent team spirit with lots of combined Fed Cup experience, added to the fact that women’s tennis has not had a higher profile in the UK in nearly 40 years. 

"Heather and Laura have both been ranked inside the world’s Top 40 and 30 respectively, Johanna is playing the best tennis of her career right now with only six women on the planet ranked better than her and we have a solid doubles player in Joss Rae. Katie Swan will also be re-joining us in a supportive capacity as her career continues to develop.”

Where to watch

 

Don't miss out on the live action! Support the Aegon GB Fed Cup Team from 9am on April 22-23 through the channels below:

  • TV  BT Sport
  • Radio  BBC 5 Live
  • Online  BBC Sport 

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