Great Britain seal Fed Cup World Group II play-off spot after Johanna Konta bravery
Last Updated: 11/02/19 10:28am
Johanna Konta won a gruelling rubber on Saturday night to send Great Britain into the Fed Cup play-offs at the expense of Serbia.
Katie Boulter had earlier beaten Ivana Jorovic 6-4 6-3 so Konta's win gave them a 2-0 win.
The fatigued Konta needed to be helped off the floor prior to the third set against Aleksandr Krunic but eventually won 7-6 3-6 6-2.
It was Konta's third consecutive three-set victory in as many days.
"I started progressively feeling more and more unwell," Konta said. "Light-headed, feeling shaky, feeling a little bit out of body.
"It got the better of me at the end of the second set. I tried not to panic and tried again to assess what I could and do the best I could.
"I was going to go as far as I could."
Captain Anne Keothavong's side were playing their first Fed Cup matches on home soil in 26 years but won all four without dropping a single rubber.
They are now one win away from reaching World Group II for the first time since 1993.
The next phase of the Fed Cup is in April.
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