Johanna Konta to miss Great Britain’s Billie Jean King Cup tie against Mexico
Great Britain will be without Johanna Konta for the Billie Jean King Cup tie against Mexico later this month.
The British No 1 was not available as a long-standing knee issue means she struggles to adjust to new surfaces.
With the WTA Tour about to go into the clay-court swing, Konta did not want to return to an indoor hard court.
British No 2 Heather Watson leads the squad along side Katie Boulter, who has a impressive record in the team tournament, with Harriet Dart, Katie Swan and debutant Jodie Burrage completing the group.
The tie takes place at the National Tennis Centre between April 16-17 and a win will see GB advance to a one-off qualifier with the chance to make it to the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Team captain Anne Keothavong said: “I’m pleased to be able to announce the squad for this tie and I’m really looking forward to everyone linking up again.
“Heather has shown great commitment to the team and the competition over the years and Katie Boulter and Harriet Dart have both shown their character in recent ties as well.
“Along with Katie Swan and Jodie Burrage we have a strong group of players who I’m confident can do us proud.
“We all know the LTA’s National Tennis Centre very well and we’re looking forward to a competitive tie in familiar surroundings, and hopefully we can advance to the 2022 finals.”
Exclusive – Meet the brothers who grew up alongside Stefanos Tsitsipas and are now teaching the Mouratoglou way
Two of Stefanos Tsitsipas’ former adversaries in the junior ranks have given us the inside story on his rise.
Andy Murray set for huge rankings collapse after Indian Wells exit
Former world No.1 Andy Murray has been…
Moment of history for Ons Jabeur as she seals last four spot in Indian Wells
Ons Jabeur sealed her place in the BNP Paribas Open’s final four with a straight-sets victory over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.
Grigor Dimitrov gives his verdict as he secures another big win in Indian Wells
Dimitrov’s revival continues as he battled past Hubert Hurkacz in a deciding set tie-break.
Cameron Norrie reaches first ATP Masters semi-final as Indian Wells win sees him become new British No 1
Cameron Norrie saw off Diego Schwartzman in the last eight.
‘I look forward to returning to the Tour in the next couple of weeks,’ says Emma Raducanu after withdrawing from WTA event
Emma Raducanu won’t be heading to Russia next week.
Billie Jean King Cup
‘I have made the decision to not play the BJK Cup Finals,’ says Leylah Fernandez
Leylah Fernandez won’t represent Canada at the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Exclusive – New ITF World Tennis Number set to revolutionise the game around the globe
Britain’s LTA has played a leading role in the development of the new ITF World Tennis Number.
Rafael Nadal following a very ‘specific plan’ following foot injury as he provides fitness update
“You have to be a little cautious, look a little in the medium term.”
WATCH: Tennis’ rooftop stars spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy as Roger Federer keeps his promise
Roger Federer keeps his promise as youngsters spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy.