GB beat Israel 3-0 to reach Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone play-offs

Anne Keothavong beat Israel's Julia Glushko 6-2 6-1 in the opening rubber

Great Britain have qualified for the Fed Cup Euro/Africa Zone promotion play-offs by beating Israel 3-0.

Anne Keothavong crushed Julia Glushko 6-2 6-1 in the opening rubber before British number one Elena Baltacha battled past Shahar Peer 6-4 6-3.

Heather Watson and Laura Robson beat Glushko and Keren Shlomo 6-2 6-1 in the doubles to ensure GB topped Pool C.

Judy Murray's side will play Austria on Saturday with a place in April's World Group II play-offs at stake.

"All our girls have played every day and they've proved that they're a winning team," said Murray.

"They showed some fantastic competitive spirit and have done tremendously well to get through as group winners."

Baltacha, who won six consecutive games to win the second set after trailing 0-3 in her match against world number 37 Peer, admitted: "Once I'd won the match point, tears came to my eyes. It was such an amazing evening and one I will remember for a long time."

Great Britain had to beat Israel to guarantee qualification for the weekend's play-offs, having already beaten Portugal 3-0 in their first match on Wednesday and then the Netherlands 2-1 on Thursday.

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