• Ashleigh Barty acknowledges the fans after winning in her ladies singles quarter-final match against Madison Keys (USA) at the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros (Getty Images Europe)
Perth has won the hosting rights for the Fed Cup final between Australia and France, with Australian ace Ashleigh Barty set to spearhead the home nation.
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SBS Sport

17 Jun 2019 - 10:47 AM  UPDATED 17 Jun 2019 - 10:47 AM

Perth has won the race to host the Fed Cup tennis final between Australia and France in November.

Recently-crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is set to spearhead Australia's title bid, with Samantha Stosur and Daria Gavrilova also expected to be named.

The recent demise of the mixed-teams Hopman Cup in favour of the men's $20 million ATP World Cup event means Perth will miss out on seeing elite women's tennis on a regular basis.

But the Fed Cup final has at least softened that blow, with Perth beating out bids from Brisbane and Melbourne.

It will be the first time WA has hosted the final since 1971.

Tennis Australia is scheduled to make a formal announcement at 1030am AEST on Monday.

The final will be held at RAC Arena.