Fed Cup coverage announced by BT and BBC

Great Britain’s play-off tie with Romania will be broadcast on BT Sport, and also on the BBC Sport website, on the weekend of 22-23 April.

Fed Cup coverage was announced by BT Sport this week.

Both broadcasters advertised their plans on air this week. While commentating on WTA action in Charleston, Fed Cup captain Anne Keothavong announced that BT Sport will begin coverage from 8:45 on Saturday 22 April on BT Sport 2.

Meanwhile, Sue Barker announced during this weekend’s Davis Cup coverage that the BBC would cover the tie on its website. There had been speculation that both broadcasters would broadcast the tie as Great Britain hope to return to World Group level for the first time since 1993.

GB beat Croatia in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I promotional play-off match in Tallin in February to reach the World Group II Play-offs. Anne Keothavong is expected to announce a team including Miami Open winner Johanna Konta and Monterrey quarter-finalist Heather Watson.

The tie will also be on the BBC Sport website, as announced during Davis Cup coverage.

The tie takes place in the Romanian city of Constanta. For the home team, Simona Halep, who Konta beat in her Miami quarter-final, is expected to play alongside Irina-Camelia Begu, who made quarter-finals in Charleston. Romania lost to Belgium at home in the first round of World Group II.

Exact times have yet to be confirmed as schedules have not been published, but as soon as they are, they will be posted on this website.