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World Group II Play-off

21 Apr - 22 Apr 2012, Borashallen, Boras, Sweden, Hard, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Sofia ARVIDSSON
    • Date of birth: 16 Feb 1984
    • Singles ranking: 133
    • Doubles ranking: 1212
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    • Johanna LARSSON
    • Date of birth: 17 Aug 1988
    • Singles ranking: 96
    • Doubles ranking: 114
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    • Hilda MELANDER
    • Date of birth: 01 Dec 1991
    • Singles ranking: 343
    • Doubles ranking: 262
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    • Ellen ALLGURIN
    • Date of birth: 10 May 1994
    • Singles ranking: 1151=
    • Doubles ranking: 1106=
  • Team captain Maria STRANDLUND-TOMSVIK
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    • Elena BALTACHA
    • Date of birth: 14 Aug 1983
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: -
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    • Anne KEOTHAVONG
    • Date of birth: 16 Sep 1983
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: -
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    • Heather WATSON
    • Date of birth: 19 May 1992
    • Singles ranking: 45
    • Doubles ranking: 110
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    • Laura ROBSON
    • Date of birth: 21 Jan 1994
    • Singles ranking: 179
    • Doubles ranking: -
  • Team captain Judy MURRAY

News from the tie

  • Sweden end British hopes in Boras
    Sofia Arvidsson overcame a spirited performance by British teenager Laura Robson to earn Sweden promotion back to World Group II
  • Swedes take charge in Boras
    Sweden have taken a comfortable 2-0 lead over Great Britain in their World Group II play-off tie after straight sets wins for Johanna Larsson and Sofia Arvidsson

Photos

  • Ellen Allgurin and Hilda Melander (SWE)
  • Heather Watson and Elena Baltacha (GBR)
  • Johanna Larsson (SWE)
  • Anne Keothavong (GBR)
  • Laura Robson (GBR) is consoled by her teammates
  • Laura Robson (GBR)
  • Captain Judy Murray (GBR)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) and Laura Robson (GBR)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
  • Swedish fans in Boras
  • Judy Murray and Anne Keothavong (GBR)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
  • Anne Keothavong (GBR)
  • Anne Keothavong (GBR)
  • Team Great Britain
  • Elena Baltacha (GBR)
  • Judy Murray and Elena Baltacha (GBR)
  • Johanna Larsson (SWE)
  • Johanna Larsson (SWE)
  • Johanna Larsson (SWE)
  • British captain Judy Murray
  • Swedish team
  • Stefan Dalhbo, President of the Swedish Tennis Association
  • Laura Robson (GBR) wearing Union Jack earrings that she bought in a vintage shop in London
  • Referee Carlos Ramos (POR)
  • Peter Bretherton, President of the Lawn Tennis Association
  • Johanna Larsson (SWE) and Anne Keothavong (GBR)
  • Doubles players Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson (SWE) with Heather Watson and Laura Robson (GBR)
  • Johanna Larsson (SWE) and Elena Baltacha (GBR)
  • British Fed Cup team
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) received her Heart Award from ITF representative Jean-Philippe Fleurian
  • British team
  • Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong (GBR)
  • The
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) received her Heart Award
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) and Anne Keothavong (GBR)
  • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) and Elena Baltacha (GBR)
  • Tie Summary

    Sweden and Great Britain both came through Europe/Africa Zone Group I to reach the World Group II play-offs. Although the British hold a 3-2 lead in the head to head it is Sweden who have won the two most recent meetings in 2001 and 2007.

    Sweden had wins over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary and Greece in the round-robin phase of Group I action played in Israel. In the promotion play-off they had the tougher task of overcoming Poland led by Agnieszka Radwanska. They are looking to bounce straight back into World Group II having been relegated last year.

    Portugal, Netherlands and hosts Israel were the victims of a Great Britain in the opening stage of competition before Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha won both the singles rubbers against Austria in the promotion play-off to cap a convincing first week of Judy Murray’s captaincy. Should they gain promotion it will be their first taste of World Group action since 1993.

  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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