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Summary

  1. Great Britain beat Kazakhstan 3-1 in their Fed Cup World Group II play-off at London's Copper Box Arena
  2. Katie Boulter beats Zarina Diyas 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 6-1 in Sunday's second reverse singles to seal win
  3. Earlier on Sunday, GB's Johanna Konta beat Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva 4-6 6-2 7-5
  4. Great Britain are promoted to World Group II for first time in 26 years

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    *Konta 1-1 Putintseva

    Wonder if the Kazakhs can play any Spice Girls tunes? We have a Wannabe in the house...

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    *Konta 1-1 Putintseva

    Simon Briggs

    Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    There is something slightly mechanical about Johanna Konta - in the sense you have to feed the information into her for her to process. Yesterday (at the start) it was as if there was a mains power failure between the ears and head - but it was impressive the way she didn't panic when she had those early struggles.

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    *Konta 1-1 Putintseva

    Perfect from Putintseva... landing an ace on a postage stamp to get off the hook again. Konta then slaps a backhand into the net to give advantage to the Kazakh, with another loose backhand from Konta going long.

    Putintseva survives. And the Kazakh band celebrate with their first cover of Black Eyed Peas.

    Pump it. Louder!

  4. Break points for Konta

    Konta 1-0 Putintseva*

    Here we go... an early chance for Konta. Break point to the Brit as she comes forward and slaps away a volley.

    Putintseva saves that one... but here is a second chance for Konta.

    That goes begging too as Putintseva nails a first serve and Konta goes long.

    But then the Brit whacks a a backhand winner from the baseline and has a third break point...

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    Konta 1-0 Putintseva*

    Looks like Stratford's local tambourine shop has done some good business this morning. The Brits are armed with some instruments and making more noise than they did yesterday.

    That's not unsettling Konta though, who looks more assured in these conditions today. A couple of winners from the Brit keep her toe-to-toe with Putintseva, who doubles faults at 40-30 to take us into deuce...

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    Konta 1-0 Putintseva*

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at Copper Box Arena

    The Kazakh coach looked at Putintseva after she made a challenge at 15-0 down. She pointed towards the line as if to say she was convinced it was out and he shrugged his shoulders...

  7. Post update

    Konta 1-0 Putintseva*

    Konta can't afford to make as slow a start as she made yesterday against Diyas. Putintseva, ranked 38th in the world, is a different calibre of opponent.

    And the Brit races out of the blocks quicker than Usain Bolt. Some big first serves help her earn a hold to love. Perfect start.

    Johanna Konta
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    *Konta 0-0 Putintseva

    Naomi Cavaday

    Former professional tennis player on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    You can never count Putintseva out because of her never-say-die attitude. She willed herself over the line yesterday.

    She has that fiery nature, she can get under your skin. We know that can happen with Konta - it will be interesting to see if Putintseva ramps it up because she is playing Konta.

  9. Post update

    *Konta 0-0 Putintseva

    First up... it's Konta v Putintseva.

    Konta, who lost to the Kazakh at the French Open last year, to serve first.

    * denotes next server

    Konta
  10. Post update

    GB 1-1 Kazakhstan

    Katie Boulter picked up an injury in her dramatic rubber yesterday, going off court for treatment for almost 10 minutes.

    Her injury was described as "general" afterwards, Team GB clearly keeping cards close to chests.

    But Boulter was hitting this morning, which suggests she should be fit to play later. Time will tell...

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    GB 1-1 Kazakhstan

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at Copper Box Arena

    I flashed my badge and managed to sneak over to the Kazakh band. They refused to take a picture unless I was in it. So I apologise. But here they are in all their glory! They even wished me “good luck” afterwards.

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  12. Get involved

    #bbctennis

    The Kazakh band are already in place - and blasting their brass rendition of Queen's 'We Will Rock You'. They certainly rocked Jo Konta yesterday...

    Their appearance has got me thinking... they need a name. Any suggestions? Tweet #bbctennis.

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    GB 1-1 Kazakhstan

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at Copper Box Arena

    Kazakh number one Yulia Putintseva seemed relaxed in the hotel this morning.

    She was chatting away with a member of her team over breakfast but it didn't seem like tennis chat - admittedly, my Russian isn't great.

    Both her and today's opponent Johanna Konta played over two and a half hours of tennis yesterday so it will be interesting to see how and if, that's taken a toll on either of them.

  14. Post update

    GB 1-1 Kazakhstan

    Fireworks are blazing, tunes are pumping... the players have arrived. Yulia Putintseva, wrap around headphones on, marches out first, shortly followed by Johanna Konta.

    Putintseva is like a boxer... high knees at the net, sprinting to the baseline. What a great character...

  15. Post update

    GB 1-1 Kazakhstan

    So what does that leave us? A straight shootout in what is now effectively a best-of-three tie.

    First we have the reverse singles matches...

    • Johanna Konta v Yulia Putintseva
    • Katie Boulter v Zarina Diyas

    And if those two matches are split then the tie will be decided by the doubles. Hope you've got plenty of Easter eggs by your side... this could be a long one.

  16. Post update

    The Kazakh band caused a bit of stir yesterday - the trombonist particularly getting under the skin of the Brits.

    And that led to this funny tweet from GB's Katie Swan...

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  17. Post update

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at Copper Box Arena

    There was fighting talk from British fan Elizabeth (donning the Union Jack shirt) and her family this morning. She said she would be “cheering louder than ever” and trying to be a bit more “vulgar” in response to the Kazakh’s pesky band!

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    The family also said GB should bring their own “barmy army” to the next Fed Cup and they think it will come down to the doubles rubber in today’s tie. “Katie Boulter was amazing yesterday” they added.

  18. Post update

    Hello! So everything is to play for on day two of this Fed Cup clash. Excited? Good.

    Great Britain and Kazakhstan are deadlocked at 1-1 after yesterday's shenanigans in the Copper Box.

    Here's a summary of what happened:

    • Johanna Konta needed to block out a noisy band to beat Zarina Diyas 4-6 6-3 6-2
    • Katie Boulter missed three match points before losing 6-3 2-6 7-6 (6-8) to Yulia Putintseva

    And that was half of it. Read everything that happened in our match report.

  19. Post update

    And that was just day one....

    Today we're doing it all again... with a place in the World Group II at stake.

    In the red corner... Great Britain. In the blue corner... Kazakhstan.

    Let's get ready to RUUUUUUUUUUM-BLE!

    Katie Boulter
  20. Post update

    Tension. Drama. Momentum swings.

    Johanna Konta

    Injuries. Missed match points. Tears.

    Fed Cup

    Trumpets. Trombones. Drums.

    Fed Cup

    Hulk Hogan-style biceps kissing.

    Fed Cup