Sto­sur hop­ing to play Fed Cup role

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PEEL­ING or­anges or play­ing for points, Sam Sto­sur will fill what­ever role is re­quired when she makes her Fed Cup come­back this week­end.

Sto­sur hasn’t worn the green and gold for two years but re­turns for Aus­tralia’s World Group play­off against Hol­land in Wol­lon­gong.

With 29 vic­to­ries since de­but­ing at the same in­door venue way back in 2003, the 34-year-old is the most pro­lific sin­gles win­ner in Aus­tralian Fed Cup his­tory. But with Ash­leigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova now en­trenched in the world’s top 25, the 58th-ranked Sto­sur finds her­self in un­fa­mil­iar ter­ri­tory as the coun­try’s No.3 sin­gles player.

Aus­tralian cap­tain Ali­cia Mo­lik is likely to use the vet­eran for­mer spear­head for dou­bles du­ties, with Sto­sur seven from seven in Fed Cup dou­bles and the per­fect re­place­ment for the re­cently re­tired Casey Del­lac­qua.

“I’m just go­ing to go out there and prac­tise as best as I can. We’ve got a great team, so no mat­ter who gets on the court, hope­fully we can do well,” Sto­sur said.

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