Great Britain handed Fed Cup home draw against Kazakhstan
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 14/02/19 7:14pm
Great Britain have been handed a home draw against Kazakhstan in the Fed Cup for their World Group II play-off, set for April.
Captain Anne Keothavong was desperately hoping for another home tie and got her wish in Tuesday's draw.
After waiting 26 years for their first home tie, GB won all four of their Europe/Africa Zone Group 1 play-off matches at the University of Bath without dropping a single rubber to make progress to the next stage, including a drama-filled win over Serbia on Saturday.
April's event will be their fifth World Group II play-off since 2012, with the previous four ties having all been away from home.
They are now one win away from reaching World Group II for the first time since 1993, but Kazakhstan have world No 43 Yulia Putintseva and No 96 Zarina Diyas in their ranks. British No 1 Konta is currently ranked 39.
Keothavong told the LTA website: "Words cannot describe how happy we are to be drawn at home playing Kazakhstan in April.
"We all saw last week the fantastic atmosphere home fans create and the role they play in lifting our players beyond their limits.
"This will be something for everyone to look forward to and I hope the team can do their part to inspire more people to take up the game."
The Copper Box Arena in London has been tipped to stage the play-off, set for the weekend of April 20-21.
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