Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong defends decision to pick Heather Watson and Jo Konta for decider against Japan despite agonising loss
British captain Anne Keothavong stood by her choice to put faith in Jo Konta and Heather Watson for the deciding doubles rubber, despite the experienced GB duo slipping to an agonising defeat in the Fed Cup promotion playoff away to Japan.
For the fourth time in seven years the British women's team failed to make it to the World Group level after going down 3-2 in Miki City before a partisan but well-behaved crowd.
Keothavong left her highest ranked doubles specialist, world No 48 Anna Smith, on the bench, and opted to put Watson in with Konta against the home couple of Miya Kato and Mikoto... read more
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