Katie Boulter is ready to put it all at stake in the Fed Cup play-off despite the exhausting effects of team competition
- Katie Boulter is ready to represent Great Britain in the Fed Cup playoff
- She will be a major player if Britain plays Kazakhstan this weekend
- Boulter won four games out of four because Team GB won the Europe / Africa group
- Since then, the 22-year-old has been affected by two viral diseases
- Victory would assure GB of a place on the World Group II of the competition next year
Katie Boulter is ready to put it all at stake for Great Britain during this weekend's Fed Cup promotion, despite the hard way to learn how team competition can run.
The 22-year-old from Leicestershire will be an important player when GB plays against Kazakhstan in the play-off in the Copper Box of the Olympic Park and made a stunning debut with singles in Bath in February.
She won four of the four games when Anne Keothavong's team won the Euro-Africa group, but it seemed to be a prize.
Katie Boulter is willing to represent Britain in the Fed Cup play-off in London
Since then she has been hit by two viral diseases, making a good start to the year in which she entered the top 100 in the world comfortably.
& # 39; I got sick on a flight the week after Bath and last month I was unwell at the tournament in Mexico, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; But I've been back on the field for the past two weeks and felt good. I don't see it as a matter of momentum lost because I have shown that my game is there. & # 39;
Boulter shares a joke with GB teammate Johanna Konta during a training session
She doesn't know if the physical setbacks were related to playing on four consecutive nights in what turned out to be a very lively and tense atmosphere in Bath.
& # 39; All I was aware of was that I stopped everything I had that week and I suppose it is not a very user-friendly format from the player's point of view, with a quick turnaround between games.
& # 39; But the crowds were huge and I hope it will be the same next weekend. These moments are the kind of things you live for. & # 39;
Boulter won four games out of four because Team GB won the Europe / Africa group
The format will be more forgiving this time in a simple one-off game that will see five games in total, four singles and a doubles, spread over the Easter weekend.
With the victory, next year GB would be assured of a place at the renewed higher level of the competition, regardless of the form taken with a new format taken into account for 2020.
The teams look evenly equal to the visitors with two useful players in world number 38, Yulia Putintseva and Zarina Dyas, who made the last sixteen of Wimbledon in 2015.
Since then, the 22-year-old has been affected by two viral diseases