France's top women's player has historically refused to play for her country after a string of team captains refused her father and coach Walter permission to coach Bartoli during Fed Cup weeks.
As a result Bartoli also missed out on representing her country at the Olympics.
But new team captain Amelie Mauresmo has managed to persuade Bartoli to soften her long-standing position, although the coaching ban remains.
French daily l'Equipe reported that Walter would be able to attend the upcoming World Group play-off tie against Germany, but only as a family member, and not in a coaching capacity.
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