World No. 1 Ash Barty has withdrawn from Australia’s team for next month’s Billie Jean King Cup finals in Prague.
The Wimbledon champion led her country to the final of the Fed Cup in 2019. The vent has since been remanded after American King.
She had already pulled out of the Indian Wells Open this week and has yet to make a decision whether to compete at the WTA finals in Mexico next month.
Former US Open champion Sam Stosur will also miss the event, which starts on November 1. Ajla Tomljanovic will be joined by Astra Sharma and Storm Sanders and debutants Ellen Perez and Olivia Gadecki in the team.
Australia won the Fed Cup seven times with the last title coming in 1971.