London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Brave GB lose Fed Cup play-off
Published: Saturday 14th of February 2009
Great Britain's women tennis players fell at the final hurdle in their bid to win promotion to the Fed Cup World Group II as they succumbed 2-1 to a strong Polish team.
After a 100 per cent record in the group stage, Anne Keothavong gave a tremendously confident performance against Agnieszka Radwanska but ended up losing by the narrowest of margins 7-6 7-6 against a player who is truly one of the game's rising stars.
Elena Baltacha had given the team the best possible start with a powerful 6-4 6-1 win over Katarzyna Piter in the opening rubber, but in the deciding doubles encounter the Polish pair of Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska beat Keothavong and Sarah Borwell 7-5 6-3.
After the defeat, team captain Nigel Sears was full of praise for the spirits he saw from his players: "This time last year we narrowly avoided relegation, this year we came very close to going up so I'm really proud of all the girls' efforts."
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Friday 24th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Sing to the tune of British Music Museum
Thursday 23rd of May 2013 London attractions: Cool down at the Fan Museum
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Walk in the 'footie steps' of legends with a Chelsea Stadium Tour
Tuesday 21st of May 2013 London attractions: Enjoy some classical music and art at the Foundling Museum
Monday 20th of May 2013 London attractions: Sit back and take a cruise along the Thames River Cruise
Sunday 19th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Experience the horticultural festivals at the Garden Museum
Friday 17th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the tales behind the Charles Dickens museum
Thursday 16th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the tales of the sea at the National Maritime Museum
Wednesday 15th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Thousands of famous paintings on display at the National Gallery
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 Things to do in London: Ducklings and butterflies take centre-stage at London Wetland Centre
Monday 13th of May 2013 If you are on the hunt for things to do in London, and are searching for a break away from the hustle...