Baltacha hopeful of April return

  • Last Updated: February 5 2013, 15:35 GMT

Former British number one Elena Baltacha has targeted an April return from ankle surgery.

Elena Baltacha: recovering after ankle surgery

Baltacha went under the knife after the London Olympics and has been out ever since, although she was named as a non-playing member of the Great Britain Fed Cup team competing in Israel this week.

The 29-year-old has revealed her recuperation was progressing nicely and that she is hoping to return to competition in two months' time.

She said: "The recovery has been going really well.

"It's my third week on court and I'm hitting really well, working on my condition.

"My ankle seems to be fine, I just need to maintain it.

"Hopefully I will be back in April. Closer to the time I will make a decision."

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