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BT Sport confirms home Fed Cup plans


BT Sport has confirmed it will be the exclusive TV broadcaster of the first Fed Cup Tie to be hosted in Great Britain in twenty-six years.

With Britain and Poland sharing hosting duties, the Europe/Africa Group 1 Tie will be staged at Bath University from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th February.

Britain will be joined by teams from Serbia, Croatia, Georgia, Slovenia, Greece, Turkey and Hungary.

Live coverage of Great Britain's matches  will be hosted by Clare Balding and broadcast on BT Sport 2. Clare will be joined for analysis and commentary by current British player Laura Robson and Jo Durie, who represented Great Britain in the last Fed Cup Tie to be held in the UK.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport said:
The Fed Cup always generates fantastic support and atmosphere and we’re looking forward to bringing all of the GB action to viewers at home.We have put together our own top team packed full of knowledge and experience who will bring great insight and analysis along with all the excitement and atmosphere to our customers live from Bath in February.

Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive added:
We are excited to partner with BT Sport in bringing the Fed Cup closer to fans for the first time in more than a quarter of a century. BT Sport are already home of WTA and seems only fitting they should follow our Fed Cup journey as we aim to get back into the world group. This is a key part of our new strategy to open up tennis by showcasing our women’s team and bringing world-class tennis to new and existing British fans.