Fed Cup sheds tennis' elitist tag to combine vociferous supporters, cheerful atmosphere with star names and quality tennis
The Fed Cup truly does offer something for everyone: for fans, the chance to enjoy tennis outside a staid, sanitised environment and enjoy themselves as they may not be able to on another stage
Players need to realise impact of their behaviour on ball kids, says India Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali
Zeeshan Ali says that shifting the onus to players from ball kids will cut down on the overall time spent on towelling off and fans will see more tennis.
British star Konta and Romanian world number two Halep were involved in a spiteful Fed Cup clash between their countries in April and the bad blood was still lingering as the rivals discussed their impending Wimbledon showdown.
Former tour player Anne Keothavong has been chosen to succeed Judy Murray as captain of Britain's Fed Cup team.