TENNIS

Ash Barty prepares to battle Serbia

Ash Barty prepares to battle Serbia
Australia's Ash Barty prepares to battle Serbia's Daria Gavrilova to remain in the Fed Cup's World Group II.

Australia's hoping to maintain its position in the Fed Cup World Group II when it takes on Serbia this weekend.

Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty will lead the Australian side with Barty also partnering Casey Dellaqua in the doubles alongside her singles responsibilities.

Only Barty and Gavrilova have any first hand experience of the Serbian team, which is spearheaded by world No.119 Aleksandra Krunic who had three wins over Gavrilova in 2013 but lost in January to Barty at the Brisbane International.

AAP