Fed Cup: Great Britain to face Romania on clay in Constanta

Johanna Konta (left) and Heather Watson (centre)
Johanna Konta (left) and Heather Watson (centre) won the deciding doubles match to help Great Britain defeat Croatia

Great Britain will travel to the Black Sea city of Constanta for their Fed Cup World Group II play-off against Romania.

The home city of Romanian number one Simona Halep will host the tie on outdoor clay on 22-23 April.

Britain are looking to return to the elite level of the competition for the first time since 1993, but will go into the tie as heavy underdogs.

Halep, the world number four, has already said she will play in the tie.

Romania have four other players in the top 100.

GB captain Anne Keothavong's team kept their promotion hopes alive last month with a 2-1 win over Croatia. and while she will hope to call on Johanna Konta, the world number 11 is not at her best on clay.

British number two Heather Watson is currently ranked 108 but has a strong Fed Cup record with 25 wins and only seven losses.

It is the third time Britain have reached the World Group II play-offs in the past six years, with the team then captained by Judy Murray losing to Sweden and Argentina in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

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