Johanna Konta was reduced to tears and play in her Fed Cup clash against Sorana Cirstea was suspended after the British No 1 suffered on-court abuse from Romania captain Ilie Nastase.

Nastase, already at the centre of a storm following his racist remarks about Serena Williams this week, called Konta and GB skipper Anne Keothavong 'f****** b******' during the second set.

He was ejected from the stands, calling the sitting umpire a 'f****** a*******', with the Romanian crowd's reaction and Nastase's words visibly affecting Konta.

The two-time Grand Slam champion is also being investigated by the International Tennis Federation after asking Anne Keothavong, 33, for her hotel room number while the pair were having a photograph taken together at a pre-event press conference.

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Ilie Nastase had earlier made inappropriate remarks to Great Britain's Anne Keothavong at a photo op. Photo / Getty
Ilie Nastase had earlier made inappropriate remarks to Great Britain's Anne Keothavong at a photo op. Photo / Getty