Lucie Safarova has withdrawn from Fed Cup singles play because of illness. Klara Zakopalova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova will be playing singles, and, if Safarova is able, she'll play doubles with Andrea Hlavacova. Team leader Petra Kvitova had already withdrawn from Fed Cup because of a viral illness.
Anastasia Myskina, serving as the stand-in Fed Cup captain for Russia, has chosen Irina Khromacheva and Veronika Kudermetova to play the singles rubbers for their country's World Group tie against Australia. Khromacheva will face Casey Dellacqua in the opening rubber.
90 nations will broadcast Fed Cup action this weekend.