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Johanna Konta and Heather Watson suffer Fed Cup heartbreak as Japan defeat Great Britain

Konta and Watson suffer Fed Cup heartbreak as Japan defeat Great Britain
Johanna Konta and Heather Watson were beaten by Japan (Picture: Getty)

Great Britains Johanna Konta and Heather Watson suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the Fed Cup as Japan booked their return to the World Group with a dramatic win.

Konta beat Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-3 in Sundays opening singles match, before Watson was beaten 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 to Kurumi Nara.

In the deciding doubles encounter, Japan rallied from one set down to win 6-3 3-6 3-6 and secure promotion to the World Group of the Fed Cup.

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For Great Britain, their 25-year wait to reach that stage of the competition goes on – they have now fallen at this hurdle four times in the last seven years.

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Johanna Konta and Heather Watson suffer Fed Cup heartbreak as Japan defeat Great Britain

Konta and Watson suffer Fed Cup heartbreak as Japan defeat Great Britain
Johanna Konta and Heather Watson were beaten by Japan (Picture: Getty)

Great Britains Johanna Konta and Heather Watson suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the Fed Cup as Japan booked their return to the World Group with a dramatic win.

Konta beat Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-3 in Sundays opening singles match, before Watson was beaten 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 to Kurumi Nara.

In the deciding doubles encounter, Japan rallied from one set down to win 6-3 3-6 3-6 and secure promotion to the World Group of the Fed Cup.

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For Great Britain, their 25-year wait to reach that stage of the competition goes on – they have now fallen at this hurdle four times in the last seven years.

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