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Britain set up Fed Cup play-off clash with Bulgaria

February 9, 2013 13:40 pm

Laura Robson maintained her unbeaten singles record as Britain set up a Fed Cup promotion play-off clash with Bulgaria by sweeping past Hungary in their final Europe/Africa Group I pool game in Eilat.

Robson, who won Olympic mixed doubles silver with Andy Murray at London 2012, has been in fine form in Israel and her win over Greta Arn, her fourth in a row, set Britain on their way to a 2-1 win.

Heather Watson followed suit thereafter in her singles match to take the victory for Britain and book a promotion play-off to the World Group II play-offs with Pool D winners Bulgaria on Sunday.

Robson returned to the court with Johanna Konta for the final doubles clash against Hungary however she lost her unbeaten record as they fell 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to Reka-Luca Jani and Katalin Marosi.

The 19-year-old got off to the worst possible start against singles opponent Arn as she lost the first set 6-0 but battled back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-1.

Watson made light work of Timea Babos as she romped to a 6-3, 6-2 win, which officially set up a clash with Bulgaria, who are also undefeated, on Sunday.

Robson, who had to call on the trainer for a sore shoulder during her singles match, returned for the doubles dead rubber with Konta but couldn’t claim a second victory.

They lost the first set 6-4 to Jani and Marosi before taking the second 6-2 however the Hungarians won the third 6-2 for a consolation victory.

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