While Madison Keys and Katerina Siniakova can't wait for the Fed Cup action to start, Johanna Konta has already revelled in the atmosphere the unique competition can produce.
WTA Staff
February 8, 2019

One of the highlight ties of the first weekend of Fed Cup action in 2019 comes in Asheville, NC, where the USA will face Australia.

It is certainly a match-up that the American team is looking forward, with Madison Keys especially pumped about representing her country once more.

Meanwhile, defending champions and No.1 seeds, the Czech Republic, play host to a Romanian team containing WTA World No.3 Simona Halep.

Katerina Siniakova and her team-mates certainly seemed to enjoy the pre-match dinner.

One of the other eye-catching ties of the World Group pits France against Belgium in Liege, with players from both countries looking glamorous as they exchanged pleasantries over dinner. 

Spain, Japan and Switzerland are among the teams fighting to break into the elite World Group for 2020, and all are eager to get in on the action this weekend, with Georgina García Pérez promising a hurricane is set to arrive in Japan.

Further down the pecking order, the action has already started, with Great Britain taking a step towards the World Group II play-offs thanks to a thrilling win over Greece that left the players overwhelmed with the support they received.