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Billie Jean King Cup: Great Britain name squad for Mexico tie

Heather Watson will lead Great Britain squad for their Billie Jean King Cup play-off tie against Mexico.

British number one Johanna Konta was not available for selection as she continues to manage a longstanding knee problem.

Heather Watson is the highest-ranked player in the squad, which also includes Harriet Dart, Katie Swan, Jodie Burrage and Katie Boulter.

The tie will take place behind closed doors in Roehampton on 16-17 April.

With the WTA season about to enter the clay swing, Konta did not want to switch surfaces and play on an indoor hard court.

Victory would put Britain through to a one-off qualifier in February as part of the revamped Fed Cup.

The winner of that tie goes through to a new-look 12-team finals in April 2022.

Britain missed out on a spot in the inaugural finals after losing to Slovakia last year.

Source : BBC Sports

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