Hobart, 6 February 2011 | Tennis Australia

After 41 Fed Cup ties Rennae Stubbs has retired from the women’s team event.

Having played for the Australian Fed Cup team for16 years, the 39 year old leaves the court as the longest playing Australian woman with a 28-10 doubles record.

Over her Fed Cup career, which started in 1992, Stubbs has been an integral part of the team and instrumental in its return to the World Group this year.

Post match, Stubbs said “for me Fed Cup has been one of the great things of my career.”

“No one thing stands out. The thing that stands out are the memories, the friends and the stories. Fed Cup are always the best two weeks of my year and I will miss these events.”

On retirement the No.11 doubles player said “It’s a daunting prospect. A new life because you know I have woken up every morning knowing what I was going to do was to go play tennis. So now to think that part of my life is not the norm is a strange prospect,” Stubbs said.

“I will miss the competitive spirit and feel when I am on the court but overall I will miss the people and the memories of my moments.

“Tennis has also been a massive part of my life.”