Great Britain missed out on promotion to the Fed Cup World Group after Johanna Konta and Heather Watson suffered a decisive doubles defeat to Japan in Miki.
Great Britain and Japan all-square in Miki as Johanna Konta triumphs after Heather Watson defeat
Johanna Konta will spearhead Great Britain's efforts to reach the elite level of the Fed Cup against Japan later this month.
Great Britain's long wait for a home Fed Cup tie goes on after they were drawn against Japan in the World Group II play-offs in April.
Serena Williams played in her first competitive tennis match in over a year as she lined up alongside her sister Venus Williams in a doubles match at the Fed Cup.
Johanna Konta and Heather Watson impressed again in the Fed Cup form to steer Great Britain into the World Group II play-offs.
Johanna Konta and Heather Watson were victorious as Great Britain beat Estonia to progress to a Fed Cup play-off.
Johanna Konta and Heather Watson delivered as Great Britain beat Portugal in their opening Fed Cup tie in Tallinn.
Ilie Nastase has had his tennis bans reduced but his fine doubled on appeal for his conduct during Romania's Fed Cup tie against Great Britain last year.
Johanna Konta will spearhead Great Britain's latest Fed Cup promotion bid in Tallinn for the right to play off for the two places in next year's World Group II.
Serena Williams will return to competitive tennis next month when she represents the US in the Fed Cup.
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