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Great Britain hopes riding on Johanna Konta as team eyes Fed Cup upset

The Guardian
Friday 21 April 2017 15:59

• Storm has disrupted GB practice as they aim to beat Romania
• Maria Sharapova should not get French Open wildcard, says RadwanskaGreat Britain will hope they are not blown away by a Romanian storm as they try to end a 24-year wait to reach the elite level of the Fed Cup. Preparations for the World Group II play-off in the Black Sea resort of Constanta have been disrupted by high winds, rain and even snow, making outdoor practice hard at the Tenis Club IDU.The forecast is better for the weekend, when a British team led by Johanna Konta will take on a strong Romanian line-up. The captain Anne Keothavong said: “It hasn’t been ideal. Yesterday was a complete wash-out, we were practising in the indoor bubble but it’s the same for both teams. It’s cold, it’s wet, the conditions will be heavy, but we’re ready.” Related: Johanna Konta can be world No1 in Serena’s absence, says Andy Murray Related: Team Sharapova use deep waters of euphemism to wash away drug stain | Marina Hyde Continue reading...

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