Following its success in Bath, the Great Britain Fed Cup team will once again be hoping home advantage leads them to glory when it plays the World Group 2 Play-Off tie against Kazakhstan later this month. The Copper Box Arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London plays host to the event on 20th & 21st April and excitingly we have four pairs of tickets to giveaway to Local Tennis League players!
The GB Fed Cup journey so far...
The GB team successfully navigated it way through Group 1 of the Europe/Africa zone at the University of Bath in February to set up a fifth world group 2 play-off tie in eight years. Having been drawn away in its last four play off defeats, the team will looking to use the home support at the London 2012 venue to go one step further and reach the elite world group level of the Fed Cup for the first time since 1993.
What are GB's chances?
This will be the first meeting between the two nations and with Kazakhstan having world number 38 Yulia Putintseva in their ranks, they can't be underestimated. GB captain Anne Keothavong has yet to announce her team but it is likely to be the same line up as it was in Bath; Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan.
The play-off is held over two days with the following format:
- Day 1: Saturday 20th April: 2 singles
- Day 2: Sunday 21st April: 2 singles & 1 doubles match (subject to dead rubber policy)
Where can you watch it?
There are still tickets available on the LTA website, but if you can't make it to east London the tie will also be broadcast live on BT Sport 3 and free on the LTA Facebook page. Take a look at our courtside report from the Fed Cup tie in Bath for a flavour of what you might expect.
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Main pic: Johanna Konta of Great Britain serves during Day Four of the Fed Cup Europe and Africa Zone Group I at the University of Bath on February 09, 2019. Harry Trump/Getty Images for LTA