Fed Cup - British duo beaten in Sweden

Sat, 21 Apr 16:24:00 2012

Great Britain face a huge task to avoid defeat in their Fed Cup World Group II play-off against Sweden after going down 2-0 after the first day's play in Boras.

2012 Fed Cup Great Britain Anne Keothavong - 0

Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong both lost their opening rubbers, meaning they must win all three of Sunday's matches to win the tie.

Baltacha lost the first match 6-1 7-5 to Johanna Larsson before Keothavong went down 6-1 6-4 to Sofia Arvidsson, at 54th in the world the highest-ranked player in the tie.

British number one Baltacha will look to at least avoid a whitewash when she plays Arvidsson on Sunday before Keothavong is slated to play Larsson.

Should a deciding tie be required, Heather Watson and Laura Robson will play Arvidsson and Larsson in a doubles rubber.


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