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Watson excited to be part of a home Fed Cup tie

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HEATHER WATSON has once again been named in the GB Fed Cup team by captain Anne Keothavong.

Heather Watson has been named in the Great Britain Fed Cup squad to play in the Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 event in Bath from 6-9 February. (23541629)

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

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