Great Britain to host Kazakhstan in Fed Cup playoff

Sports Staff

Great Britain have landed a home tie against Kazakhstan in the Fed Cup World Group II play-off.

Captain Anne Keothavong was desperately hoping for another home tie and got her wish in Tuesday's draw.

Britain booked their place in April's play-off after a dramatic Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 win over Serbia at the University of Bath on Saturday.

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Johanna Konta recovered from collapsing midway through her singles match with Aleksandra Krunic to seal Britain's victory after Katie Boulter had put them 1-0 up.

Part of their success was down to the partisan support in what was Britain's first home Fed Cup tie since 1993.

Kazakhstan's top-ranked player is Yulia Putintseva, the current world number 43. British number one Konta is currently ranked 39.

PA

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