Judy Murray is often seen rooting for her son as he battles the world’s best players. Now Andy’s mother gets a chance to be in the spotlight as she captains the British team in Fed Cup competition. So far it has been a success.
The latest victory is the result of Britain’s top women, Laura Robson and Heather Watson, racking up a quick win in the deciding doubles match over Portugal. Robson and Watson needed less than an hour to defeat Portugal's Michelle Larcher de Brito and Joana Costa 6-2, 6-1.
"I'm very happy that I could turn it around in the doubles," said Watson. "I think Laura and I are a great team and we combine really well together. We were very excited to get the win and put Great Britain through."
This triumph places Britain at the top of their Pool B in Group 1 in the Europe/Africa zone of the world wide Fed Cup contest.
The convoluted path in Fed Cup involves wins at both the Pool and Group levels to advance to the World Group II level being played in April in the year-long tournament, much like the men’s Davis Cup team tennis.
This year's team is coached by Judy Murray and includes former British number one Anne Keothavong, Johanna Konta and Elena Baltacha.
Next up for Britain, in the Israeli city of Eilat, will be Hungary in the final round robin match of this Fed Cup level.