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).
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— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) February 8, 2019
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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