Keothavong confident after Britain drawn against Romania in Fed Cup

Keothavong confident after Britain drawn against Romania in Fed Cup

14 February 2017 / 13:13

Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong may be disappointed her side have missed out on a home Fed Cup tie, but she is still confident they can get the job done when they travel to Romania in April.

The Brits made the World Group II play-off with an unbeaten campaign in Tallinn last week, winning a tight doubles decider against Croatia on Saturday with Heather Watson and Johanna Konta fighting from a set down to get the victory.

Great Britain have not played at World Group level since 1993, but Keothavong – a former Fed Cup player herself – is confident her side can get back to the big time with a win over Romania.

Their opponents were handed a shock 3-1 defeat by Belgium in the first round last week, as world number four Simona Halep missed out.

The tie will take place on April 22 and 23, with two singles being played on the first day, followed by the reverse singles the next day, and the decisive doubles rubber if needed.

“I'm confident we have every opportunity to win,” said Keothavong.

"We would have loved a home tie to bring the GB team in front of as many fans as possible but we will rise to the challenge of facing Romania away.

"We have a strong team and I know the players won't need any more motivation than the prospect of progressing to World Group 2.

"Romania have some great talent in their team and we are not underestimating the task at hand. Our preparations for the tie start now and we will not leave a stone unturned, I'm confident we have every opportunity to win."

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