The ITF has announced the seeds for the Draw for the 2011 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs. The Draw will take place on Wednesday 9 February at the ITF offices in London at 10:00 GMT. The seeds are based on the new ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 7 February.
The four seeded nations in the World Group Play-offs are Australia, Slovak Republic, Spain and USA.
Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations: France, Germany, Serbia and Ukraine.
The four seeded nations in the World Group II Play-offs are Argentina, Canada, Estonia and Switzerland.
Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations: Belarus, Japan, Slovenia and Sweden.
The 2011 World Group and World Group II play-offs will take place alongside the World Group semifinals on 16-17 April. In the semifinals, Russia will be at home to Italy, and Belgium will be at home to Czech Republic.
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in womenâ€™s sport, with 90 nations entered in 2011. The event was established in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Partner) and BoscoSport (Official Clothing Sponsor) are international sponsors, and Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com and www.fedcup.com/es.