Great Britain open their Fed Cup campaign this week in Estonia - and Johanna Konta says they won't be underestimating anyone as they look to progress from the Europe/Africa zone.
WTA Staff

TALLINN, Estonia - British No.1 Johanna Konta says Great Britain won't underestimate anyone as they head into their 2016 Fed Cup campaign.

Team GB, under the captaincy of Anne Keothavong, face Latvia, Portugal and Turkey this year as they try once again to progress from the Europe/Africa zone.

They might be the favourites as they head into this week's round-robin fixtures in Tallinn, Estonia, but Konta says the squad are not complacent.

"We won't be underestimating anyone," she said in an interview with Metro, the UK newspaper. "We play Latvia, Portugal and Turkey, and the Fed Cup gives players the chance to thrive in the spotlight for their country. It brings the best out of them as they can play without any inhibition."

Konta is joined in the squad by Laura Robson, Joss Rae and Heather Watson, who is enjoying the team dynamic.

"We know each other well on and off court and there is a good mix in the squad," Watson added. "That's really important when you're representing your country."

And new captain Keothavong is hoping to emulate the success of the men in the 2015 Davis Cup.

"It's a huge inspiration," she said. "Britain came seemingly from nowhere to win it and it's a great example for us."