GB trail Belgium in Fed Cup tie

Katie Swan

Katie Swan made her Fed Cup debut on Thursday and won both her rubbers against South Africa and Georgia

Great Britain’s Katie Swan lost in three sets to Ysaline Bonaventure as GB fell 1-0 behind to Belgium in their Fed Cup promotion play-off.

World number 524 Swan, 16, was beaten 6-3 3-6 6-3 by the 21-year-old, ranked 160, in the opening rubber of the best-of-three tie in Eilat, Israel.

British number two Heather Watson plays Alison van Uytvanck later before a potentially decisive doubles rubber.

GB beat South Africa and Georgia this week to reach the Group 1 play-off.

Victory against Belgium would see Judy Murray’s side progress to a World Group II play-off in April, and the possibility of a first home tie for Britain’s women since 1993.

comments powered by Disqus