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Tokyo 2020 chief insists Games are on track despite coronavirus outbreak

Yoshiro Mori slaps down idea of postponementFed Cup finals in Budapest shelved due to virusOlympic organisers have insisted the Tokyo Games will go ahead as planned in July despite the sharp spike in Covid?19 cases across the globe.Yoshiro Mori, the To…

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GB in Fed Cup trouble after Heather Watson and Harriet Dart defeats

• Watson beaten by Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova• Fed Cup debutant Dart loses to Viktoria Kuzmova in three setsGreat Britain face a struggle to reach the Fed Cup Finals after going 2-0 down on the opening day of Fed Cup Qualifiers in Bratislava….

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GB take on Slovakia in battle for new-look Fed Cup finals place | Tumaini Carayol

Heather Watson and Harriet Dart will head challenge on indoor clay in Bratislava in the absence of Johanna KontaAs Johanna Konta clinched a final win at the University of Bath last year to guide Great Britain out of the Fed Cup zonal stages and into th…

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GB take on Slovakia in battle for new-look Fed Cup finals place | Tumaini Carayol

Heather Watson and Harriet Dart will head challenge on indoor clay in Bratislava in the absence of Johanna KontaAs Johanna Konta clinched a final win at the University of Bath last year to guide Great Britain out of the Fed Cup zonal stages and into th…

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Johanna Konta fit for Australian Open but will skip GB duty in Fed Cup

• British No 1 managing a knee injury as Melbourne looms• GB hopes in Fed Cup dealt a blow as Konta rules herself outJohanna Konta will be fit to play in the Australian Open but has dealt a massive blow to Great Britain’s Fed Cup chances by announcing …

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France claim Fed Cup after decisive doubles win by Garcia and Mladenovic

• Garcia and Mladenovic overcome Barty and Stosur 6-4, 6-3• Final was tied at 2-2 before decisive doubles encounterFrance claimed their first Fed Cup title in 16 years on Sunday in a doubles decider against Australia in Perth. Related: ATP Tour Finals:…

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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty strikes back with crushing win in Fed Cup final

Barty brushes France’s Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to level scoresEarlier, Mladenovic outclassed Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-1World No.1 Ashleigh Barty obliterated Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to even the ledger between Australia and France in the Fed Cup final in Perth.Barty’…

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Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter end GB’s 26-year wait for Fed Cup promotion

• Konta fights back to beat Yulia Putintseva 4-6, 6-2, 7-5• Boulter’s 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 win over Zarina Diyas clinches play-offJohanna Konta and Katie Boulter, players of vastly contrasting styles and temperament but united in a common purpose, steered Gre…

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Ashleigh Barty stars as Australia chase first Fed Cup title in 45 years

Australia 3-2 Belarus in Fed Cup semi-finalFrance or Romania await in first final since 1993Australia will look to win their first Fed Cup title in 45 years after Ashleigh Barty powered the hosts to a thrilling 3-2 victory against Belarus in Brisbane.B…

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GB level in Fed Cup as Johanna Konta wins but Katie Boulter is edged out

• Konta made to work hard for victory over Zarina Diyas• Katie Boulter beaten 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 by Yulia PutintsevaThe last good dust-up between Great Britain and Kazakhstan in this part of town was Anthony Joshua’s tight win over Ivan Dychko in the super-…

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GB level in Fed Cup as Johanna Konta wins but Katie Boulter is edged out

• Konta made to work hard for victory over Zarina Diyas• Katie Boulter beaten 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 by Yulia PutintsevaThe last good dust-up between Great Britain and Kazakhstan in this part of town was Anthony Joshua’s tight win over Ivan Dychko in the super-…

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Fed Cup: Konta and Keothavong wary of Putintseva getting under their skin

Team GB are bidding to end a 26-year absence from the World Group but Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva has been a thorn in the side of Johanna Konta and the captain, Anne KeothavongAnne Keothavong’s Fed Cup warriors, buttressed by the proven pedigree of J…

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GB look to tear up old script in Fed Cup as tennis heads to new venue | Nick Ames

Anne Keothavong’s team lost in World Group play-offs in 2017 and 2018 but they host Kazakhstan at east London’s Copper Box Arena focused on victory and attracting a fresh audienceWhen Anne Keothavong was growing up in east London it was, at times, all …

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Ashleigh Barty-led Australia knock US out of Fed Cup

Barty and Priscilla Hon win decisive doubles rubberAustralia set up semi-final clash with Belarus in AprilAshleigh Barty has led the way and debutante Priscilla Hon was her reliable sidekick as Australia knocked the United States out of the Fed Cup to …

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Johanna Konta’s gutsy win puts Britain into Fed Cup World Group play-off

• Konta battles fatigue to seal 2-0 victory over Serbia• Katie Boulter earlier won her rubber in straight setsJohanna Konta has already achieved many things in her career, including being within one win of a Wimbledon final, but in terms of sheer effor…

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Johanna Konta’s tough win against Hungary seals Fed Cup play-off spot

• Konta beat Anna Bondar, Katie Boulter also wins in three• Great Britain to play Serbia in Saturday’s play-offJohanna Konta kept her nerve to subdue Anna Bondar of Hungary, ranked 224 in the world, in three sets and take Great Britain into Saturday’s …

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Line call controversy clouds Great Britain’s Fed Cup win over Greece

• Katie Boulter and Johanna Konta set up decider with Hungary• Maria Sakkari: line judges were ‘worst I have ever seen’Great Britain set up a winner-takes-all Fed Cup clash with Hungary on Friday, but their victory against Greece was dogged by controve…

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Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter get GB’s Fed Cup off to winning start

• Boulter beats Slovenia youngster Kaja Juvan 6-4, 6-2 • Konta survives scare to defeat Dalila Jakupovic 7-6 (7), 6-2The path to promotion for Great Britain in the Fed Cup was never likely to be easy, even with a home crowd to call on. Johanna Konta an…

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Fed Cup: Anne Keothavong hopes home advantage will give Britain the X factor

• Great Britain at home for first time in 26 years• Fed Cup side face eight-team round-robin in BathIt is almost 26 years since Great Britain last played in the elite World Group level of the Fed Cup, the flagship team competition of women’s tennis. S…

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Great Britain to host home Fed Cup ties for first time in more than 25 years

• Bath University to host matches in 2019• ‘This will show everyone what Fed Cup is all about’Great Britain will host a home Fed Cup tie for the first time in more than 25 years in 2019, it was confirmed on Tuesday.The round-robin at Bath University fr…