ellesse’s own Johanna Konta led from the front for Great Britain, winning all four of her matches in their first Fed Cup matches on home soil for 26 years.
In front of a noisy British crowd at Bath University, Johanna defeated Serbia’s Krunic 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-2 to send the whole crowd into raptures; Britain not losing a single rubber throughout the week’s play.
With victories over Slovenia, Greece, Hungary & finally Serbia, Great Britain have put themselves in a great position for promotion in April’s Play-Offs; this will give them the opportunity to reach the World Group II for the first time since 1993.
Konta was in imperious form for the full week; starting her week with a comprehensive 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 victory over Dalila Jakupovic. In one of the games of the week, Britain’s number one came through a battle with Maria Sakkari, 4-6 6-2 6-3 before her marathon match with Hungary’s Bondar on Friday night – a 2:46 match that was evenly poised before Jo took the match 6-2 6-7 (1-7) 7-6 (7-4) well after 23:00.
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