Andrea Petkovic (No.11), Angelique Kerber (No.15), Julia Goerges (No.16) and Anna-lena Groenefeld (No.342) have been named to play Australia at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie in Stuttgart next week.
Samantha Stosur (No.5), Jarmila Gajdosova (No.50), Casey Dellacqua (No.101) and Olivia Rogowska (No.120) will represent Australia against the strong Germany team on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2012.
Rogowska will be making her Fed Cup debut on clay at the Porsche Arena, the home venue for a WTA Premier event the week following, from 23 to 29 April.
Australia and Germany have met previously on 11 different occasions with Australia leading the head-to-heads 7-4. The last time the two teams met was in 2001 when Germany won 3-0 in Madrid, Spain, on clay.
The German Fed Cup team lost 4-1 to the Czech Republic in Stuttgart in February in their World Group tie while Australia won 4-1 in Fribourg, Switzerland in their Fed Cup World Group II tie.
The play-offs are taking place alongside the World Group semifinals with promotion and relegation decided for the 2013 Fed Cup season.
Overnight the Australian Davis Cup team also drew Germany for their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie in September.
Announced at the ITF’s headquarters in London, the Australian team will play away against Germany on 14-16 September with the likes of Florian Mayer (No.20), Philipp Kohlshreiber (No.34), Philipp Petzschner (No.76) and Tommy Haas likely to represent the German team.
Both the Australian Fed Cup and Davis Cup teams need to win these ties to return to the World Group. This would place the women in the top eight teams in Fed Cup and the men in the top 16 teams in Davis Cup.