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LTA WEBSITE - 13/12/2007

FED CUP

Nigel Sears, Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain, today announced the squad for Great Britain’s Europe/Africa Zone Group I Fed Cup matches in Budapest, Hungary, week commencing 28th January.

The Great Britain squad will be:

- Anne Keothavong
- Elena Baltacha
- Naomi Cavaday
- Melanie South

16 year old Jocelyn Rae, one of Great Britain’s most promising junior players, will also be travelling with the squad to gain international experience.

Great Britain will compete against 14 other nations and teams will be drawn into four Round Robin pools. The winner of each pool will play-off to determine which two nations will be promoted to the World Group II Play-off in April 2008.

Nigel Sears, GB Fed Cup captain, said: “I have selected a team that I believe has the best possible opportunity to succeed in Budapest. We have had some promising results on the international stage this year and I am confident that the team will perform well in Hungary. Fed Cup is becoming increasingly important as we strive to get more of our players competing in high level international events.

Sears added: “Doubles is a crucial part of Fed Cup and although we are without a doubles specialist this year I feel that with the team I have selected we have a number of options in both singles and doubles. Fed Cup is a tough event and we will come up against world class players but I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Great Britain finished 11th in Euro/Africa Zone Group I in 2007. Matches will be played on indoor carpet at the SYMA Sportkozpont.



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