Watson excited to be part of a home Fed Cup tie
HEATHER WATSON has once again been named in the GB Fed Cup team by captain Anne Keothavong.
The 26-year-old Fed Cup stalwart has played every year since making her debut in 2011. After a frustrating defeat to Japan in last April’s Fed Cup tie, Watson has high hopes for the team competing in front of a home crowd.
'It’s brilliant to be part of the GB Fed Cup team once again and I feel we have a strong team heading into February’s tie,' Watson said.
'It’s going to be really memorable for all of us walking out in front of a home crowd – it’s something none of us have experienced before as a team and I know it’ll be an incredible event.'
GB Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong added: 'I’m delighted to name our strongest possible team to represent GB at next month’s Euro Africa Zone Group 1 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas in Bath.
'In Heather we have one of our most experienced team leaders, who has competed in more than 30 ties.
'We’ll know more in a week’s time who the other three nations will be in our group. It won’t be easy, that’s for sure but it’s a challenge we relish and hope to give the home crowd something to cheer about.'
The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, which takes place at the University of Bath from 6-9 February 2019, is set to be an historic event for the city, as the UK plays host to the tournament after a 26-year hiatus.
Great Britain will be one of eight nations competing in February, with each team contesting a place in April’s World Group II play-offs.
The last tickets remaining for the highly-anticipated competition, which takes place from 6-9 February, start at £6. Each session will guarantee three exciting matches and plenty of opportunity for kids and families to have a go at playing themselves.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.lta.org.uk/fedcuptickets