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New faces join Fed Cup squad

The British Fed Cup squad kick off their campaign on Wednesday against Latvia in Budapest with two new faces - Tara Moore and Joss Rae.

British number one Laura Robson had to withdraw from the team due to an ongoing wrist injury while Fed Cup regulars Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong have retired from the sport.

However their departure has enabled head coach Judy Murray to bring in Rae who won gold in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and Moore who felt honoured to be picked for the British team.

"It means so much to me and getting the call up for your country - not many people get this opportunity - I feel very special and honoured," Moore said.

All four members of the Great British squad are under the age of 22 and joining Rae and Moore are Johanna Konta and British number two Heather Watson.

The competition will be held at the Syma Event and Conference Centre and Great Britain will be contesting for the title against 15 other nations in a round-robin group of four.

After facing Latvia the Great British team will face Romania on Friday and Hungary in their final group match on Saturday and Watson is glad to be back in the Fed Cup team after missing out on last year's tournament due to illness.

"I love playing Fed Cup, I play it every year, unfortunately I missed out on last year due to my illness of glandular fever but I am glad to be playing well again," Watson said.

On Sunday, each nation will play off for their final position within the tie and the winning nations from each group play off to decide the top two who will advance to the World Group II Play-Offs on April 19-20, 2014.