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Optus Australian Fed Cup captain 2005 update
Interest in the position of Optus Australian Fed Cup Captain has been strong following Evonne Goolagong Cawley's decision to step down after three years in the role.
Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard said 12 applications had been received for the high profile position. "I've never known so many candidates for the Fed Cup or Davis Cup captaincy," Mr Pollard said.
"It's great there's so much interest in further improving women's tennis, particularly with Alicia Molik's progress this year."
Those to have publicly confirmed their interest in the position include:
Former Optus Davis Cup captain John Newcombe.
Former Fed Cup representative Nicole Bradtke.
Queensland Academy of Sport head coach Geoff Masters.
Former world No.4 Dianne Balestrat.
The selection committee is comprised of Mr Pollard, selector Kerryn Pratt and two former players: Kristine Kunce and Annabel Ellwood.
The Optus Australian Fed Cup team plays its first round match in April next year in the zonal qualifying series held in New Dehli, India.
Competing at that event will be Chinese Taipei, China, Kazakhstan, India, Singapore, Korea and New Zealand.
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