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Storm Hunter, Daria Saville, Arina Rodionova, Ellen Perez and Taylah Preston will symbolize Australia in a Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier tie subsequent month.

Brisbane, Australia, 13 March 2024 | tennis.com.au

Australian captain Sam Stosur has named the workforce for the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifier in Brisbane subsequent month.

Storm Hunter, Daria Saville, Arina Rodionova, Ellen Perez and Taylah Preston will symbolize Australia for the tie towards Mexico at Pat Rafter Area from 12-13 April.

“I’m extraordinarily excited to announce Storm, Dasha, Arina, Ellen and Taylah within the workforce,” mentioned Stosur, who will lead Australia’s Billie Jean King Cup workforce for the primary time.

“Now we have expertise coming into this tie with Australia’s top-ranked singles and doubles gamers, which I’m certain will put us in place to get the win towards Mexico.

“I’m additionally delighted to call Taylah as a fully-fledged member of the workforce – it’s solely two years in the past that she was our ‘orange woman’. She’s nonetheless solely 18, has had some terrific outcomes not too long ago and I’m excited for her to have this chance to symbolize her nation on the highest degree.”

For Rodionova, this marks her fourth nomination for Australia’s Billie Jean King Cup workforce.

“It’s such an honour to be part of the Billie Jean King Cup workforce and symbolize Australia at our dwelling tie,” mentioned Rodionova, who reached a career-high singles rating of world No.97 final month.

“I’m actually trying ahead to it and can do every part I can on and off the courtroom to assist the workforce get that win.”

Australian Billie Jean King Cup workforce
Participant Singles rating Doubles rating
Arina Rodionova (Vic) No.104 No.337
Daria Saville (Vic) No.116 No.112
Storm Hunter (WA) No.124 No.3
Ellen Perez (NSW) No.612 No.8
Taylah Preston (WA) No.138 No.364
Captain: Sam Stosur

The Australian workforce must beat Mexico to earn a spot within the 12-nation finals, which shall be performed in Spain in November.

> READ MORE: Hunter confirmed to symbolize Australia at Billie Jean King Cup

“We’re thrilled to have Australia’s prime girls’s singles and doubles gamers coming to Brisbane for the tie subsequent month,” Tennis Queensland CEO Kim Kachel mentioned.

“The Australian workforce are improbable function fashions for younger ladies proper throughout Queensland and have the potential to encourage our subsequent era of tennis gamers.

“With so many individuals excited to cheer on our elite athletes at Pat Rafter Area we encourage followers to safe their tickets early.”

Queensland Tourism and Sport Minister, Michael Healy, mentioned “this good line-up of seasoned and newer gamers to the Billie Jean King Cup guarantees a wonderful event within the Australian workforce’s dwelling tie towards Mexico.

“This occasion celebrates the excellence of ladies’s sports activities whereas additionally highlighting Queensland because the premier vacation spot for sporting occasions, with our world-class services and enviable way of life.

“The Billie Jean King Cup will showcase the most effective of tennis and can remember to encourage future generations of athletes.”

> READ MORE: Brisbane to host Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier in April

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner mentioned tennis lovers have been able to rally behind the Australian workforce at subsequent month’s qualifier.

“Brisbane is a metropolis that loves sport, and we will’t wait to cheer on Staff Australia on the upcoming worldwide tennis occasion,” Cr Schrinner mentioned.

“Australia’s main feminine gamers will serve up some thrilling moments for native followers after they face Mexico on the Queensland Tennis Centre.

“Brisbane is proud to host this main occasion, inspiring the following era of tennis expertise whereas supporting our native financial system, by means of our inns, eating places and tourism experiences.”

Tickets for the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifier are on sale by means of Ticketmaster.

Grownup costs begin at $20, concessions $16, youngsters $5 and household passes (two adults and two kids) begin at $45.

> BUY NOW: Tickets to see Australia play Mexico

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