Australia to host Ukraine in Fed Cup World Group playoff

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 09:23 AM IST

Sydney: Australia will host Ukraine in a Fed Cup tie in April for the right to stay in the World Group, Tennis Australia said on Tuesday.

Australia, who crashed out 4-1 to champions Italy in the first round in Hobart in February, beat Ukraine 5-0 last year to progress to the top tier for the first time since 2004.

Ukraine`s second tilt for a place in the World Group in two years follows their 3-2 defeat of Sweden in the qualifying round.

The April 16-17 tie will be held in Melbourne.

Bureau Report