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20 April 2012

Sweden and Great Britain: 'a closely-matched tie'

Audio interview


  • Stuart Fraser

BORAS, SWEDEN: Sweden and Great Britain, the two 2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I winners, face off this weekend in what, on paper, looks like it should be a very competitive tie. The captains, Maria Strandlund Tomsvik and Judy Murray, are well aware of how finely balanced this Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II play-off tie is and appreciate that tactics will be crucial.

Anne Keothavong and Johanna Larsson discuss their preparations, the court and the difference between Zone Group and World Group ties. Keothavong also recalls Murray's speech at Thursday night's official dinner which had everyone in stitches.

Anne Keothavong (GBR) - 20/04/12

Johanna Larsson (SWE) - 20/04/12

Captain Judy Muray (GBR) - 20/04/12

Captain Maria Strandlund-Tomsvik (SWE) - 20/04/12

  • More photos

    • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) and Elena Baltacha (GBR)British Fed Cup team
    • Johanna Larsson (SWE) and Elena Baltacha (GBR)Doubles players Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson (SWE) with Heather Watson and Laura Robson (GBR)
    • Johanna Larsson (SWE) and Anne Keothavong (GBR)Peter Bretherton, President of the Lawn Tennis Association
    • Referee Carlos Ramos (POR)Laura Robson (GBR) wearing Union Jack earrings that she bought in a vintage shop in London
    • Stefan Dalhbo, President of the Swedish Tennis AssociationSofia Arvidsson (SWE) and Anne Keothavong (GBR)
    • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) received her Heart Award The
    • Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong (GBR)British team
    • Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) received her Heart Award from ITF representative Jean-Philippe FleurianSwedish team

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