Hobart to host Australia v Fed Cup tie
Hobart has been chosen to host the blockbuster Australia versus Russia Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group tie in February 2014.
The Australian camp is delighted with the choice of the Domain Tennis Centre, which is internationally renowned as one of the most picturesque tennis venues in the world.
“It is going to be a great tie and we are all excited to be playing in front of a parochial home crowd in what will be a big test for us,” Australian No.1 Sam Stosur said. “I am really looking forward to it.”
Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik echoed Stosur’s sentiments.
“It is just such a great venue in a very welcoming town like Hobart. It is the perfect place for what is a big tie for us,” Molik said.
The venue holds a special place in the heart of the Fed Cup captain as it was the site of her first WTA title, the Hobart International, in 2003.
“Obviously I loved playing tennis there and our girls do too. I think it will give us a tremendous opportunity to show the very well educated Tasmanian tennis fans just how talented our Australian girls are up against one of the best teams in the world,” Molik continued.
The bid to host the tie was hotly contested with the Hobart submission winning through because of the high quality venue, excellent hard court and the city’s excellent track record in enthusiastically supporting international tennis