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Aust to face Serbia in Fed Cup for first time

Aust to face Serbia in Fed Cup for first time
Australia must beat Serbia in their first match against each other in the Fed Cup to stay in World Group II.

Australia must beat Serbia away in April to stay in World Group II of the Fed Cup, following this month's loss to the Ukraine.

It's the first time in Fed Cup history the Australian team will face Serbia, with the winner guaranteed a spot in the eight-nation second tier.

Australia will travel to Serbia for the tie on April 22 and 23, with a venue and surface yet to be named and no word yet on whether top-ranked Samantha Stosur will be available for the clash.

AAP