Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong is hoping Great Britain are handed a home tie in Tuesday’s World Group II play-off draw. Katie Boulter and Johanna Konta both secured singles victories to wrap up a 2-0 win in the best-of-three showdown against Serbia in the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 play-off at the University of Bath on Saturday.
Konta managed to win against Aleksandra Krunic despite collapsing on the court during the course of her tie as Keothavong suggested that the backing of the home fans also played a key part in her recovery and the team’s success.
As a result, she is desperate for another home draw in April to give Great Britain a lift, especially as four of their previous five World Group II play-offs since 2012 have all been away. “I mean surely the odds now…” she said.
“It makes a huge difference. Weeks like this no one will forget, and it makes a huge difference. “We do deserve a home tie. The girls deserve it, that’s what they want, I don’t care who we’re up against.
“We can field a fit and strong team and play in front of such a supportive crowd, then it makes the week even more special.”