Brisbane - Russian-born Daria Gavrilova
will open Australia's Fed Cup tie with the United States against Madison Keys
on Saturday in her debut outing for her adopted country.
The 22-year-old, a breakout star at this
year's Australian Open, gets the tie under way on a purpose-built clay court at
Pat Rafter Arena for the right to return to the elite World Group.
Fed Cup veteran Samantha Stosur will face
Christina McHale in Saturday's other match, with the world number 57 selected
despite being ranked lower than compatriot Coco Vandeweghe.
Sunday sees the reverse singles rubbers and
Australian captain Alicia Molik has put
forward Casey Dellacqua and Stosur in her doubles line-up, while USA skipper
Mary Joe Fernandez has opted for the formidable duo of Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) v Madison Keys (USA)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) v Christina McHale (USA)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) v Madison Keys
Daria Gavrilova (AUS) v Christina McHale
Casey Dellacqua/Samantha Stosur (AUS) v Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Coco Vandeweghe (USA)