British tennis player Heather Watson is looking forward to the upcoming Fed Cup tie against Slovakia and is confident that the team can do well despite losing their No.1 Johanna Konta. Konta decided against featuring in the Fed Cup tie this year in a bid to protect herself from injuries.
“I need to take care of my body and take some decisions which are not always easy,” she said. But Watson is not getting nervous about stepping into her shoes as she now becomes Britain’s top ranked player for the tie.
She said: "This time round I am playing as the number one player for Great Britain because Johanna Konta won't be there. I've played number one before a few times so it doesn't feel too different, and I'm just really excited about the matches this week”.
She further added, "I know the girls in the team really well. We're all equal and we're good friends, so being number one doesn't make it any different in that sense." Watson missed one of Britain's Fed Cup ties last year in Bath through illness.
Though she eventually got the opportunity to player in front of the home crowd, the 27 year-old is still extremely excited and happy to be there from the beginning of this campaign. "I'm 74 in the world at the moment and I'm feeling super confident.
I've had a lot of matches this year - including reaching the semi-finals in Hobart last month - and on the practice court I am hitting the ball well."