Australia will meet the No. 7 seed, Ukraine, in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas on the 24 and 25 April at the Palace of Sports “Lokomotiv” in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
The indoor stadium has already hosted three Ukrainian Fed Cup home ties where the Ukraine team has won two, against Israel in 2009 and Belgium in 2008.
The two wins were on hard court and claycourt indoor with the Bondarenko sisters, Alona world No.24 and Kateryna world No.32 winning the doubles in both to take the ties 3-2.
“At present Samantha Stosur, who is ranked No.11 and Rennae Stubbs, who is No.7 in doubles have been named in the squad but there are two remaining places yet to be named.
“With Jelena Dokic, Anastasia Rodionova, Jarmila Groth, Casey Dellacqua and Alicia Molik all available for the World Group play-off tie, the Ukraine’s selection of clay, as the court surface, and the girls’ upcoming results will play a major factor in who makes the team.”
Stosur currently holds a 2-0 head-to-head record over Alona Bondarenko and a 0-1 head-to-head record against Kateryna Bondarenko.
Stosur and Stubbs last played the Bondarenko sisters in doubles in Dubai in 2009 when they won 3-6 6-3 12-10.