Fed Cup: Brisbane to host Australia-Belarus semifinal

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BRISBANE, Australia — Australia will play its Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus on April 20-21 on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena.

Brisbane-based Ash Barty led the Australian team to a 3-2 win over the United States in February at Asheville, North Carolina. She is also expected to be on the Australian team for the semifinal, where she should feel right at home.

The last time Australia reached the Fed Cup semifinals was in 2014, when it lost to Germany, also at Pat Rafter Arena.

Australia captain Alicia Molik on Thursday said: “The whole team, led by Ash, worked hard for the win over the USA and I can honestly say that … was one of the highlights of my career.”

France and Romania will meet in the other semifinal on clay at Rouen, France.