World number one and French Open champion Ashleigh Barty plays the second singles rubber on Saturday on the hardcourts of Perth Arena against Caroline Garcia in what are expected to be stifling hot conditions. "We're all here together, willing each other on as much as we can".
Following another disappointing season in 2018, Stosur told reporters she wasn't sure how many more Australian summers she had left, but if she chose this summer to be her last, a Fed Cup title would one of her highlights.
Molik's decision was likely swayed by Tomjlanovic's impressive 2-0 record against Mladenovic, despite the Queenslander being yet to win a WTA title, one less than her opponent.
Each equally Barty, who gained final weekend's WTA Finals in China, and Stosur and Mladenovic/Garcia acquired a few-established dwell fifth doubles matches in April's semifinals to ship their global locations to the last word.
Australian players including Samantha Stosur spoke out against the Pentecostal minister after her personal attack on openly gay player Casey Dellacqua and her partner Ashley Judd. "It's going to be a tough and exciting match".
Barty will interact in Mladenovic within the to start out with reverse singles on Sunday, adopted by Tomljanovic utilizing on Garcia, although late changes may be made by the staff captains.
With the most wins on tour (56), most top 10 wins (12), her first Grand Slam title, a WTA Finals title and the No. 1 ranking, Barty has easily been the standout Australian female performer in over a decade. But despite the titles and wins coming her way, the 23-year-old was quick to brush off any accolades. Australia defeat Belarus within the semifinals and France defeated Romania.
Australia's No. 1 female player between 2008 and 2017, Stosur has ridden the highs and lows of global tennis on her way to one Grand Slam title and six doubles crowns, but in a career that never quite reached the heights it promised, a Fed Cup victory would be the ideal send off.
Court has indicated she will attend the Fed Cup final and may meet with TA chief Craig Tiley while in town.
"Caro's a great friend of mine and I know that we both play our best tennis during Fed Cup week so I think tomorrow's match is going to be of a really high quality", Barty said. Stosur won the 2011 U.S. Open and was once ranked No. 4 in singles, but has fallen to No. 96 and often doesn't play well before home crowds.
Australia are seeking their first Fed Cup since 1974, while France last won in 2003.