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2005 Mar 18 - Fed Cup: GB squad selected

Elena Baltacha, Anne Keothavong, Jane O'Donoghue, Katie O'Brien and Sarah Borwell have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Fed Cup - commencing 18 April at Club Ali bey Manavgat in Antalya, Turkey.

The tournament will include 16 teams from the Europe/Africa Zone Group and they will be drawn into four Round Robin pools of four teams.

The four teams that finish in 1st position in their pool will play off to determine which two teams will be promoted to the 2005 World Group II Play-offs in July.

The four teams that finish in fourth position in their pool will play off and the two losing teams will be relegated to Europe/Africa Group II in 2006.

The four teams that finish in second position in their pool will play off to determine the joint 5/6 and 7/8 positions, and the four teams that finish in third position in their pool will play off to determine the joint 9/10 and 11/12 positions.

Nick Brown (Great Britain coach) said:

"Elena is in fantastic form and it's a boost to have Anne back after her injuries.

"We are really looking forward to the challenge ahead."

Katie O'Brien and Sarah Borwell will both be making their debut for Great Britain. Nick added:

"I am delighted to be able to include Katie and Sarah in this squad.

"Fed Cup is a fantastic chance to represent your country and I know both of them will be relishing this opportunity."


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