BT Sport has won exclusive UK broadcast rights to the Fed Cup Tie, which this year is being jointly hosted in Great Britain and Poland.
The annual women’s tennis tournament involves over 100 nations around the globe and the Europe-Africa qualifier being staged at Bath University from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th February marks the first home contest staged in Great Britain for 26 years.
Great Britain are one of 16 teams in the Europe-Africa qualifier, the winners of which will earn a World Group II play-off spot in April.
Clare Balding will host BT Sport’s live coverage of the Great Britain matches, two singles and one doubles, each day of the group stages, with the play off for the overall winner on the final day.
She’ll 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 said “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.”