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Laura Robson withdraws from Fed Cup

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British number one Laura Robson has withdrawn from the Fed Cup with an on-going wrist injury.

The 20-year-old has been forced to pull out of the tie against Hungary next month, and will be replaced by 22-year-old Jocelyn Rae, who won 10 LTF doubles titles and won gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.

GB captain and mother of the Wimbledon champion, Judy Murray is keen to bring Rae into the squad as a doubles specialist, despite expressing her disappointment over the number one's absence.

"While we are obviously going to miss Laura on and off the court in Budapest, it's a great opportunity for me to bring Joss into the team as a doubles specialist," she said, according to BBC.

"She has shown her potential winning gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010 and is back to full fitness."

She will join Heather Watson, Johanna Konta and Tara Moore in the Great Britain team, which faces Hungary, Latvia and Romania in the group stages of the competition.

GB are currently 17th in the Fed Cup rankings, but missed out on qualification to the World Group II in their last outing against Argentina. Robson won the only point in a 3-1 defeat in South America.

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