Great Britain set up Serbia Fed Cup showdown after Johanna Konta comeback

Johanna Konta Great Britain Fed Cup celebrations

Great Britain and Serbia will battle it out for promotion to the Fed Cup Group II play-offs after coming through their final pool games on Friday.

Hosts Great Britain took on Hungary in the winner-takes-all Pool A tie and Johanna Konta dug herself out of a hole as she came from a break down in the deciding set to beat Anna Bondar 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-4).

“I am very fortunate to have come through that,” British No 1 Konta said. “If anything I think it was my experience which got me through which she will get in time.

“That was just another incredible match after Katie’s [Boulter]. She had a big battle too. I am speechless a little bit. I am still trying to come down from it.”

Katie Boulter had given Great Britain the perfect start when she overcame Dalma Galfi 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-1).

In Pool B, Serbia saw off the challenge of Croatia with Olga Danilovic the hero as she won her singles rubber against Jana Fett 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) and then teamed up with Aleksandra Krunic to beat Darija Jurak and Ana Konjuh 1-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Donna Vekic gave Croatia hope when she beat Krunic 1-6, 7-5, 6-1, but Danilovic proved to be the difference over the tie.

Great Britain will take on Serbia on Saturday with the winner advancing to Fed Cup Group II play-offs in April.

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