Australia make their first Fed Cup final in 26 years!

To the wire.

For the first time since 1993, Australia are into the Fed Cup Final!

A team led by former player Alicia Molik and with the efforts of Ash Barty and Sam Stosur the ladies have created history down in Brisbane.

Belarus who have Sasnovich, Sabalenka and Azarenka in their ranks started the weekend off with a win when Aryna Sabalenka won 7-5 5-7 6-3 against the experienced Sam Stosur for a 1-0 lead.

Ash Barty brought some hope to proceedings for the home side finishing the first day with a 7-6 6-3 win against Victoria Azarenka.

There were changes to the line-ups on Sunday morning as Sabalenka took on Barty and the Australian brushed aside the Belarusian in less than 80 minutes with a 6-2 6-2 scoreline but Azarenka went one better in the must win tie seeing off Sam Stosur 6-1 6-1 in 59 minutes.

Time for the decider.

The doubles.

Both teams changed their nominations with Stosur and Barty representing Australia and Sabalenka and Azarenka for Belarus.

It was the Australian pair who broke late in the first set as they sealed it 7-5 but credit to Sabalenka/Azarenka who reacted really well and at 3-2 broke and never looked back at this point but in the previous game had to save three break points before accruing three of their own which they took.

The decider was tense but some sublime tennis from the home team pushed through and once that break of serve got consolidated there was no looking back as they broke serve once again to seal their first Fed Cup Final in 26 years!

Congratulations!

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