Johanna Konta held her nerve to secure victory for Great Britain over Slovenia in their first home Fed Cup tie for 26 years.

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Britain’s world number 39 saved three set points in a tense first-set tie-break, before eventually beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 in Bath.

Katie Boulter had given Great Britian a winning start by overcoming Kaja Juvan 6-4 6-2.

It meant GB had an unassailable lead before Harriet Dart and Katie Swan won the doubles rubber for a 3-0 victory.

GB, who are bidding to reach the World Group II play-offs for a third consecutive year, face Greece in their next Group A match today Thursday.

There are eight teams – split into two groups – taking part in the Europe/Africa round-robin event in Bath between Wednesday and Saturday, with only one side able to progress to April’s play-off event to fight for promotion to the second tier.

They received rapturous support throughout the evening despite a relatively late finish.