Britain a step closer to the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs


Great Britain gets a step closer to Fed Cup by Johanna Konta and Heather Watson.

Johanna Konta and Watson lead Great Britain closer to Fed Cup.

Watson won from Katriin Saar by 6-1 6-1.

Konta beat  Anett Kontaveit 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-2.

They will be facing now winners of pool C on Saturday, and they will be trying to secure a place in World Group II play-off.

They will be securing a place in World Group II play-off for the fourth time.

Watson said “I played much better in this match, especially towards the end of the match. The score didn’t quite suggest how close the match was, especially at the beginning,” Watson said after Friday’s tie”

“I have got a pretty decent Fed Cup record so I’m just trying to keep that going.”

Konta said “I really had to trust in myself that I would be able to maintain the level longer than she could,” said the Briton. “There was very little in it and she made it incredibly tough for me”

“Every match is a battle, but I’m really enjoying being with the team and enjoying fighting here.”



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