Great Britain heading to Constanta for Fed Cup tie against Romania

Published: Friday 10th March 2017 by The News Editor

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Great Britain’s Fed Cup team will head to the Black Sea city of Constanta to take on Romania in next month’s World Group II play-off.

The home city of Romanian number one Simona Halep will host the tie on outdoor clay at the Tenis Club IDU on April 22-23.

Britain are looking to return to the elite level of the competition for the first time since 1993 but will go into the tie as heavy underdogs.

Captain Anne Keothavong, in her first season in the role, will hope to be able to call on Johanna Konta but the world number 11 is not at her best on clay.

Fourth-ranked Halep, who has already said she will play in the tie, is a former French Open finalist while Romania have four other players in the top 100.

British number two Heather Watson is currently ranked 108 but has a very good record in Fed Cup with 25 wins and only seven losses.

Watson was unbeaten in last month’s Europe/Africa Zone group, when Britain won four matches, including a nail-biting play-off against Croatia, to set up the Romania clash.

It is the third time Britain have reached the World Group II play-offs in the last six years, with the team then captained by Judy Murray losing to Sweden and Argentina in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Published: Friday 10th March 2017 by The News Editor

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