Mens Tennis Forums banner

1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Great Britain's Fed Cup captain Judy Murray believes her team's strength in depth could be crucial when they meet Sweden in the Fed Cup World Group II play-offs in April.

GB booked their place in the play-offs earlier this month when they beat Portugal, the Netherlands, Israel and Austria, and Murray is confident of her side's chances against Sweden. People with Betfair free tennis bets will be keeping a close eye on this.

She said: "Sweden's top two players, Johanna Larsson and Sofia Arvidsson, are similar in ranking to our top two players, Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong, so it should be an interesting match-up.

"Heather Watson and Laura Robson are very close to them in rankings as well, so we have strength in depth which is a big advantage as the play-offs are best of five rubbers over two days.

"We are looking forward to it as it's a big opportunity for GB to grab a place in World Group II."

Two singles rubbers will be played on Saturday 21st April when each nation's top player will play the other's country's number two, before the two singles matches are reversed on Sunday 22nd April. The fifth and final rubber will be a doubles match. Those looking at Betfair should remember this.

Baltacha is currently 61 in the world rankings while Keothavong is at 89, Watson 109 and Robson 120. Sweden currently have only two players in the top 100 - Larsson (62) and Arvidsson (74).Meanwhile, Keothavong produced a fine display in the first round of the Qatar Total Open to beat the world number 47 Tamira Paszez.

The 28-year-old, who knocked Robson and Watson out last week on her way to qualifying for the main draw, produced some fine tennis in her 7-6 7-6 victory against Paszek.Keothavong now faces a tough second round clash against the world number six Agnieszka Radwanska.
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Top