first_imgMadison Keys to lead USA in Fed Cup against Australia in FebruaryWorld No.17 Madison Keys and No.23 Danielle Collins will lead the US Fed Cup team against Australia next month. Sofia Kenin and Nicole Melichar will join them on the team.advertisement Next Associated Press White PlainsJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 15:51 IST The first round of the World Group will be held February 9-10 in Asheville (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMadison Keys and Danielle Collins will lead the US Fed Cup team against AustraliaThe US lead 9-5 in all-time head-to-head encounters versus the AussiesThe Americans won their last meeting in the 2016 World Group PlayoffWorld No.17 Madison Keys and No.23 Danielle Collins will lead the US Fed Cup team against Australia next month.Sofia Kenin and Nicole Melichar will join them on the team announced on Wednesday by the US Tennis Association and team captain Kathy Rinaldi. The 25-year-old Collins recently reached her first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open.The first round of the World Group will be held February 9-10 in Asheville, North Carolina.The US will face No.14 Ashleigh Barty and No.46 Daria Gavrilova, along with Priscilla Hon, Kimberley Birrell and Astra Sharma on a hard court at US Cellular Center. The 22-year-old Barty is coming off a quarterfinal appearance at the Australian Open.The US lead 9-5 in all-time head-to-head encounters versus the Aussies. The Americans won their last meeting in the 2016 World Group Playoff.The winner will face Germany or Belarus in the semi-finals on April 20-21.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Madison KeysFollow Danielle CollinsFollow Fed Cuplast_img read more