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Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber to take part in Fed Cup tie against Switzerland

Just days after returning to Germany to a hero's welcome after winning her first Australian Open championship in Melbourne, Kerber admitted she never considered a withdrawal from the Fed Cup.

Angelique Kerber will take part in the Fed Cup starting this weekend one week after

winning the Australian Open women's singles title.

“It was always clear that I would come here. It is always a big honor for me (to play in the Fed Cup),“ said Kerber during a news conference in Leipzig with more than 80 journalists.

This will be Kerber's seventh year in the Fed Cup, competing in singles every time. However, German captain Barbara Rittner did not say whether Kerber would be in that spot this weekend. “We must tick off this great event and focus on the weekend. That will be deciding,” said Rittner.

The other members on the German squad are Andrea Petkovic, Annika Beck and Anna-Lena Grönefeld. Germany are looking for their third Fed Cup title and their first in 24 years.

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