LTA announce Fed Cup team

Rublev defeats Garin to reach second round of Hamburg European Open

The Great Britain team, captained by Judy Murray, comprises of British No 1 Heather Watson, Johanna Konta, Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith.

Murray said: “Our goal as always is to get out of the Euro Africa Zone and into a play-off for World Group II. We are fielding our best two available singles players and a recognised and very promising doubles team.

“I believe this represents our best chance for success in a three rubber match format where we could end up playing four countries in four days???.

“The current Fed Cup format only allows home and away ties for the teams in the World Groups so we must get to that stage in order to be able to use the event to stimulate more interest in British women’s tennis.???

Watson added: ???Playing Fed Cup is always a highlight for me during the year. Most of the time we are out there playing for ourselves, so it???s always a lot of fun and a great honour to compete as a team and represent our country against some of the best in the world.???

The tournament takes place from February 4-7.