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Fed Cup: Great Britain make strong start with dominant win

Fed Cup: Great Britain make strong start with dominant win

Triumphs for Johanna Konta and Heather Watson gave Great Britain a persuading begin to their Fed Cup crusade with an overwhelming win against Portugal in Tallinn. 

Without any players in their group of four positioned in the main 500, Portugal was not anticipated that would set up much protection and Watson and Konta did their employments professionally. 

Watson got off to an unstable begin against Francisca Jorge, 17, but recouped to win 6-4, 6-2 while Konta required only 49 minutes to crush Maria Joao Koehler 6-1, 6-0.
The tie went ahead that day that the consequence of Ilie Nastase's allure was reported after his stunning behavior amid last April's World Group II playoff against Romania. 

Previous world No. 1 Nastase, who was Romania chief for the tie, had his boycott lessened, however, his fine multiplied for offenses including wrong lead towards GB commander Anne Keothavong and verbal mishandle of Keothavong, Johanna Konta and match authorities. 

Nastase's conduct to some degree dominated Britain's annihilation, which sentenced the side to one more year in the Europe/Africa Zone. 

Keothavong's group must best their round-robin gathering and afterward win a playoff on Saturday to give themselves another shot of getting into World Group II. 

The crunch coordinate is probably going to go ahead Friday when they go up against has Estonia, who gloat two best 70 players in Anett Kontaveit and Kaia Kanepi.