From the tennisaustralia site...http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/
Pratt out of Fed Cup Play-Off
Wednesday, 17 July, 2002
WOLLONGONG -Optus Australian Fed Cup Captain Evonne Goolagong Cawley today announced that due to an injured left foot, Australia's Nicole Pratt is unable to play in this weekend's Fed Cup Tie against the Netherlands in Wollongong.
Twenty-year-old Christina Wheeler [currently ranked 177 in singles] will replace Pratt in the Optus Australian Fed Cup Team. Other team members include Alicia Molik , Evie Dominikovic  and Rennae Stubbs [ranked 2 in doubles].
For the past nine months Pratt has suffered chronic inflammation in her left plantar ligament. After withdrawing from the doubles and the mixed at Wimbledon she returned to Melbourne to seek treatment and while currently unable to play, she will be attending the Tie at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong to support the Team's campaign to remain in the World Group.
"I'm disappointed for Nicole because she really wanted to play here and has made every effort to be prepared but unfortunately her injury just won't allow it," Goolagong Cawley said.
"Christina has willingly stepped in to fill the gap and I'm pleased for her to have the opportunity to represent her country."
"It's going to be a close Tie as the Netherlands have some strong players and we are going to have to be at the top of our game to win. But playing well is something I am confident the girls will do this weekend."
Remarking on her inclusion into the team, Christina Wheeler said, "I'm really excited. It's great to be here and I can't wait."
After commencing practice at the start of this week, Fed Cup stalwart Rennae Stubbs is pleased with the indoor hardcourt plexipave surface. "The surface is great," Stubbs said. "It suits our girls and the court is quite slow allowing for high bounces. I'm looking forward to playing in front of a homecrowd again."
Meanwhile, both Alicia Molik and Evie Dominikovic are drawing on recent Grand Slam experiences of playing high-pressure matches against top players to help improve their games.
"It was a great experience for me to play on centre court at Wimbledon against Serena Williams," Dominikovic said. "It is something I have learned a lot from and I'm going to take what I've learned into every match I play now. I'm pretty excited about this weekend."
Molik narrowly lost to two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce at this year's Wimbledon in a tight three-set match. "I'm definitely going to apply the positives I learned at Wimbledon to all my future matches. Years go by and you gradually get more experience and when I go back to Wimbledon next year I know I'll be able to put it all together."
The Dutch team contesting this weekend's Fed Cup battle for inclusion in the elite 16-nation World Group in 2003 includes Miriam Oremans [99 in singles], Kristie Boogert , Marielle Hoogland  and 16-year-old Silvana Bauer [currently no WTA ranking].
The draw to confirm the order of play and which players will compete will be conducted at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong at 11am this Friday 17 July. Media conferences for both teams will follow directly.