Australia have drawn 18-time Champions the USA in the first round of the World Group at the Fed Cup.
It is the first time in four years Australia have returned to the Fed Cup World Group after defeating the Netherlands in the World Group play-offs this year.
The USA went into the draw with the number one seed while the Czech Republic, France and Germany held the other seedings after making the quarterfinals at the 2018 Fed Cup.
The Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women's tennis with Australia winning seven titles, there last in 1974.
The first round will be played on February 9-10 with the USA having the choice of ground.