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GB face Fed Cup trip to Argentina

ESPN staff
February 13, 2013
Heather Watson played her part in the win in Israel © Getty Images

If Great Britain are to progress to the Fed Cup's World Group II they will have to overcome Argentina on away soil.

Coach Judy Murray has a decent squad at her disposal and they booked a place in the World Group II play-offs when coming through last week's Europe/Africa Zone Group I matches in Israel.

The likes of Heather Watson and Laura Robson are major names on the WTA circuit, but their battling skills will be put to the test against Argentina, with the contest almost certain to take place on clay.

The match will take place on April 20-21 and it is a daunting trip, but in terms of ranking positions GB have the edge. Argentina's No. 1 player, Paula Ormaechea is currently ranked 195 in the world and is also battling injury.

Watson, Robson, Johanna Konta and Anne Keothavong secured GB's progress to the play-offs and they could be joined by Elena Baltacha who is fighting her way back to fitness following ankle surgery.

World Group II play-offs:
Belgium v Poland
France v Kazakhstan
Argentina v Great Britain
Ukraine v Canada

World Group I play-offs:
Germany v Serbia
Australia v Switzerland
Spain v Japan
USA v Sweden

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