Australians Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova are feeling right at home as they prepare for a Fed Cup tie against Ukraine.

Not only are they playing in Canberra, in Australia for the first time in nearly two years, they are also playing on a temporary grass court there - which both players love.

“I feel most at home on the grass," Barty told reporters. "It’s no secret – I think everyone knows I love getting on a grass court and love playing my game on a grass court. I’m really excited that we have a tie in Australia – I haven’t payed a home tie for a very long time and to be on grass is a bonus."

“Yeah, I love grass," added Gavrilova. "I really enjoy playing on it. It’s obviously really good on your body as well, and I feel great – I’ve only had two hits so far but I feel pretty good.”

Barty won the 2011 girls' championship on a grass court at Wimbledon, while Gavrilova has made it to the third round in the singles in SW19.

Australia has not reached a Fed Cup final since 1994, and Barty and Gavrilova are joined in this week's team by Casey Dellacqua and Destanee Aiava.