Great Britain handed away tie to Mexico in Fed Cup play-off draw
Captain Anne Keothavong and her Great Britain squad will have to travel to Mexico in April for their Fed Cup play-off tie.
After failing to make the inaugural Fed Cup Finals in Hungary this year on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Slovakia over the weekend, Great Britain now need to beat Mexico to avoid relegation to the Europe/Africa zone.
Their trip to Mexico has been pencilled in for the weekend of April 17-18 and it is likely to be staged on clay with the host country selecting the surface.
“Mexico will present a challenge. But we’ll go there with the belief that we can win,” Keothavong said.
“I know the players and fantastic backroom team will do everything they can to make sure we get another chance to qualify for the finals again next year.”
British No 1 Johanna Konta didn’t feature in the defeat to Slovakia, but Keothavong is hopeful of persuading the world No 14 to return to the squad.
However, given the away draw to Mexico features in the middle of a busy WTA Tour schedule, it is unlikely that Konta will change her mind.
Full Fed Cup play-off draw:
Poland v Brazil
Mexico v Great Britain
Serbia v Canada
Latvia v Asia/Oceania Nation TBC
Japan v Ukraine
Romania v Italy
Argentina v Kazakhstan
Netherlands v Asia/Oceania Nation TBC
French Open: Naomi Osaka handed tough first round assignment
Naomi Osaka takes on seeded oppostion in the French Open first round.
Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic thrown together in French Open draw
Tournament favourites Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are uncomfortably close in the French Open draw.
Carlos Alcaraz makes 23-year-old top ten player feel old
Carlos Alcaraz makes Casper Ruud feel like time is getting away from him.
Casper Ruud a big fan of Ons Jabeur and Simona Halep
Ons Jabeur claimed the Madrid Open title earlier this month.
Exclusive – Annabel Croft on ‘big match player’ Emma Raducanu’s prospects for this summer
Annabel Croft has backed teenager Raducanu to defy some of her doubters this summer.
French Open: Rafael Nadal slips, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz favourite
Rafael Nadal is still considered a strong contender for the French Open crown.
Roger Federer comeback on track as agent reveals Swiss icon is keen to have a crack at Wimbledon 2023
Roger Federer “won’t rush back this time”.
French Open talking points: Ashleigh Barty void, Emma Raducanu’s pain, Hawk-Eye snub
A few talking points ahead of the 2022 French Open.
Red-hot Iga Swiatek ’embracing’ the pressure ahead of French Open, says Martina Navratilova
Iga Swiatek is thriving.
Novak Djokovic ‘rose in Belgrade’, says tennis pundit as he highlights ‘turning point’ in world No 1’s season
Novak Djokovic “very close to his best form”.