Fed Cup - Australia drawn to play Switzerland

Sun, 17 Jul 11:26:00 2011

Australia have been drawn against Switzerland in world group II of the Fed Cup next year.

Fed Cup - Australia to play Swiss

The venue and surface for the tie, to be held in Switzerland over the weekend of February 4-5 2012, is yet to be announced.

Australia captain David Taylor is cautiously hopeful that major changes to the Swiss line-up will give his team a good chance of victory.

"This will be the third tie (against Switzerland) since 2006," Taylor said.

"Their stalwart, Patty Schnyder, retired last year and Timea Bacsinszky has been out with injury, so they are a bit of an unknown quantity.

"We are looking forward to the tie and fighting our way back to the World Group in 2012."

Australia won the last Fed Cup meeting between the two nations, on the grass of Mildura in 2009.

The two nations will also meet in a Davis Cup World Group play-off in September.


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