Eastbourne's Konta Named In GB Fed Cup Squad

Monday 9th January 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Jo konta in action

Eastbourne tennis star, Johanna Konta, has been named in the Great Britain squad by Aegon GB Fed Cup Team captain Anne Keothavong to compete in the Europe/Africa Group 1 tie in Estonia next month.

The British Number One is joined by British Number Two, Heather Watson, singles player, Laura Robson and doubles player, Jocelyn Rae. A final team will be confirmed on 7 Febraury.

Debut captain Anne Keothavong said, “I’m delighted to name the four players for my first tie as captain in Estonia.

“In Johanna Konta we are lucky to have a player who is at the very top of the game right now. She will make a formidable opponent for any player. Along with Jo, we have fantastic experience in Heather and Laura, with nearly 40 Fed Cup rubbers between them, and Joss Rae gives us a strong doubles option.

“There are some great personalities in this line up and a robust team spirit will be key to supporting us through this tricky format. We are not underestimating the challenge in front of us, there are strong nations in this group, and our ambition has to be to progress and and take this team where it belongs, into the World Group.”

Earlier today (9 January), Konta won her opening game of the Sydney International, beating Australian Arina Rodionova 6-3 6-4 to set up a tie with Australian Daria Gavrilova.

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