Next tie 8-9 February 2014
Australia will host Russia in the World Group first round in 2014. The two nations have met six times previously and the Aussies are looking for their first victory since 1983.
Last tie 20-21 April 2013
Despite being scheduled to take place on 20-21 April, a ball was not hit in Australia's tie against Switzerland until Monday 22 April after rain washed out the first two days in Chiasso. With time short, the singles rubbers were played simultaneously and Australia wasted no time in securing the victory thanks to commanding performances from Sam Stosur and Ashleigh Barty.
Australia are second on the all-time champions list, having won the title seven times in 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1974. Australia are one of only four nations to have competed in every Fed Cup.
In 1968, Aussie duo Margaret Court and Kerry Melville went into the record books for playing the most number of games in a doubles rubber (51), beating Winnie Shaw and Virginia Wade 97 36 1412.
Next Tie08 Feb 2014
World Group - First Round
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