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Great Britain’s BJK Cup and Davis Cup ties to be shown on BBC Sport

Great Britain's squad line up before their BJK Cup tie against France in April 2023

Great Britain, captained by Anne Keothavong (right), are aiming to avoid a return to the Europe/Africa regional zone for the first time since 2019

Great Britain’s bid for success in the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup team events this month will be shown live on BBC Sport.

The women’s team, led by Katie Boulter, face Sweden in a play-off tie in London on 11-12 November with a place in next year’s BJK Cup qualifiers at stake.

Andy Murray is part of the men’s squad which travels to Malaga, Spain, for the Davis Cup knockout phase.

GB face Serbia – led By Novak Djokovic – in the quarter-finals on 23 November.

Both ties will be shown live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.

What is happening in the BJK Cup?

Great Britain v Sweden – Saturday, 11 November (14:00 GMT) and Sunday, 12 November (12:00 GMT)

Great Britain missed out on this year’s 12-team BJK Cup Finals after losing to France in a best-of-five qualifier in April, instead going into the play-offs where they were drawn against Sweden.

With Emma Raducanu still recovering from wrist and ankle surgeries, British number one Boulter is joined by Jodie Burrage, Harriet Dart and Heather Watson in the squad.

The winners of the tie at London’s Copper Box Arena will advance to the qualifiers in 2024, while the losers will drop down to the regional Group I stage.

The tie consists of five matches – four singles contests, with a deciding doubles if needed.

Two singles take place on Saturday, with play starting at 14:00 GMT, while the other two and the doubles are on Sunday when play begins at 12:00 GMT.

“We had a really great time at the Copper Box Arena in 2019, securing the win [over Kazakhstan] that saw us return to the World Group for the first time since 1993,” Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong said.

“The atmosphere was fantastic then, and we hope it can be even bigger and better this month.

“We love these weeks we get to come together as a team, especially when it’s in front of a home crowd, and on a personal level to have international women’s tennis on the doorstep of where I grew up and learnt to play is really special.”

What is happening in the Davis Cup?

Great Britain v Serbia – Thursday, 23 November (15:00 GMT)

Britain, who last won the trophy in 2015, reached the Davis Cup Final Eight with a thrilling victory against France in extraordinary circumstances in September.

In a round-robin event held in Manchester, Dan Evans and Neal Skupski saved four match points before winning the deciding doubles to…

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