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Fed Cup girls book play-off showdown

ESPN staff
February 9, 2013
Laura Robson belatedly secured a comfortable victory © Getty Images

Great Britain will face Bulgaria for a place in April's World Group II play-off on Sunday, after beating Hungary in fine fashion on Saturday.

Singles victories - of different levels of ease - for Laura Robson and Heather Watson ensured an unbeatable 2-0 lead for Judy Murray's team in Israel, confirming top spot in their group.

It was Robson who hard to grind hardest to eventually come up with victory, the 19-year-old being bagelled in the first set as she struggled with a shoulder injury, before coming through to beat Greta Arn 0-6 6-2 6-1.

"After the first set I thought, this can't get any worse," Robson told British Tennis afterwards. "I regrouped and played better in the second and third sets."

That left Britain's No. 1, Watson, knowing that victory over Timea Babos would guarantee Britain's play-off berth against Bulgaria. And she duly delivered - winning 6-3 6-2 in just 84 minutes to continue an impressive showing in the competition.

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