Great Britain Billie Jean King Cup team

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The Great Britain Billie Jean King Cup team represents the United Kingdom in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Lawn Tennis Association. In 2020, they lost out on a chance to secure a place at the inaugural Billie Jean King Cup finals, losing to Slovakia 3-1. However, in 2021 they won their play-off against Mexico and will play for another chance to enter the finals in 2022.

Great Britain
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CaptainAnne Keothavong
ITF ranking15 Decrease (08 November 2021)
Colorsblue & white
First year1963
Years played58
Ties played (W–L)212 (138–74)
Years in
World Group
14 (17-14)
Runners-up4 (1967, 1971, 1972, 1981)
Most total winsVirginia Wade (66–33)
Most singles winsVirginia Wade (36–20)
Most doubles winsVirginia Wade (30–13)
Best doubles teamVirginia Wade /
Sue Barker (13–2)
Most ties playedVirginia Wade (57)
Most years playedVirginia Wade (17)

HistoryEdit

Great Britain competed in the first Fed Cup in 1963. They have reached the finals on five occasions, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1981 and 2022. Great Britain is one of only four nations to have participated every year since the tournament's inception.

Inaugural teamEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Rankings as of 11 April 2022

Team representing Great Britain in 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Qualifying Round
Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Harriet Dart (1996-07-28)28 July 1996 2019 2022   Czech Republic 4 1–3 2–1 3–4 101 152
Sonay Kartal (2001-10-28)28 October 2001 2022 2022   Czech Republic 0 0–0 0–0 0–0 370
Emma Raducanu (2002-11-13)13 November 2002 2020 2022   Czech Republic 1 1–1 0–0 1–1 12
Katie Swan (1999-03-24)24 March 1999 2016 2022   Czech Republic 6 2–1 2–1 4–2 221 484

Recent call-upsEdit

Rankings as of April 2022

The following players have been called up in the last two years
Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Katie Boulter (1996-08-01)1 August 1996 2018 2021   Mexico 8 7–1 2–0 9–1 130
Jodie Anna Burrage (1999-05-28)28 May 1999 2021 2021   Mexico 0 0–0 0–0 0–0 262 391
Jocelyn Rae (1991-02-20)20 February 1991 2011 2017   Romania 13 10–3 10–3
Laura Robson (1994-01-21)21 January 1994 2012 2017   Romania 13 4–2 9–1 13–3
Anna Smith (1988-08-14)14 August 1988 2015 2018   Estonia 7 6–1 6–1
Gabriella Taylor (1998-03-07)7 March 1998 2018   Japan 0 974
Heather Watson (1992-05-19)19 May 1992 2011 2021   Mexico 33 22–11 8–3 30–14 104 129

Team performancesEdit

2020sEdit

Year Competition Date Surface Location Opponent Score Result
2020-2021 Qualifying Round 7–8 February 20 Clay (i) Bratislava (SVK)   Slovakia 1–3 Loss
Play-offs 16–17 April 21 Hard (i) London (GBR)   Mexico 3–1 Win
2022 Qualifying Round 15–16 April 22 Clay Prague (CZE)   Czech Republic 2–3 Loss
2022 Finals 11–12 November 21 TBD TBD TBD TBD Pending

2010sEdit

Year Competition Date Surface Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 3 Feb Hard (i) Lisbon (POR)   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–0 Win
4 Feb   Austria 0–3 Loss
5 Feb   Belarus 2–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
5th–8th play-off
6 Feb   Netherlands 1–2 Loss
2011 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2 Feb Hard Eilat (ISR)    Switzerland 1–2 Loss
4 Feb   Denmark 2–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
5th–8th play-off
5 Feb   Croatia 2–0 Win
2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 1 Feb Hard Eilat (ISR)   Portugal 3–0 Win
2 Feb   Netherlands 2–1 Win
3 Feb   Israel 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
Promotional play-off
4 Feb   Austria 2–0 Win
World Group II Play-offs 21–22 Apr Hard (i) Borås (SWE)   Sweden 1–4 Loss
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 7 Feb Hard Eilat (ISR)   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–0 Win
8 Feb   Portugal 2–1 Win
9 Feb   Hungary 2–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
Promotional play-off
10 Feb   Bulgaria 2–0 Win
World Group II Play-offs 20–21 Apr Clay Buenos Aires (ARG)   Argentina 1–3 Loss
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 5 Feb Hard (i) Budapest (HUN)   Latvia 2–1 Win
7 Feb   Romania 1–2 Loss
8 Feb   Hungary 1–2 Loss
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
9th–12th play-off
9 Feb   Austria 2–0 Win
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 4 Feb Hard (i) Budapest (HUN)   Liechtenstein 3–0 Win
5 Feb   Turkey 1–2 Loss
6 Feb   Ukraine 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
Promotional play-off
7 Feb   Belarus 0–2 Loss
2016 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 4 Feb Hard Eilat (ISR)   South Africa 3–0 Win
5 Feb   Georgia 2–1 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
Promotional play-off
6 Feb   Belgium 0–2 Loss
2017 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 8 Feb Hard (i) Tallinn (EST)   Portugal 3–0 Win
9 Feb   Latvia 3–0 Win
10 Feb   Turkey 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
Promotional play-off
11 Feb   Croatia 2–1 Win
World Group II Play-offs 22–23 Apr Clay Constanța (ROU)   Romania 2–3 Loss
2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 7 Feb Hard (i) Tallinn (EST)   Portugal 3–0 Win
9 Feb   Estonia 3–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
Promotional play-off
10 Feb   Hungary 2–0 Win
World Group II Play-offs 21-22 Apr Hard (i) Miki (JPN)   Japan 2–3 Loss
2019 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 6 Feb Hard (i) Bath (GBR)   Slovenia 3–0 Win
7 Feb   Greece 3–0 Win
8 Feb   Hungary 2–0 Win
Europe/Africa Zone Group I,
Promotional play-off
9 Feb   Serbia 2–0 Win
World Group II Play-offs 20-21 Apr Hard (i) London (GBR)   Kazakhstan 3–1 Win

Earlier YearsEdit

Legend
World Group
World Group Play-off
World Group II
World Group II Play-off
Europe/Africa Group

1963–1969Edit

1970–1979Edit

1980–1989Edit

1990–1999Edit

Qualifying rounds were introduced from 1992, World Group II and World Group II Play-offs were introduced from 1995

2000–2009Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit