Glen Iris, Melbourne, 17 April 2011 | AAP

Australia and  the Ukraine are level at two rubbers each in their Fed Cup tie in Melbourne.

World No.30 Jarmila Groth gave Australia a 2-1 edge on the final day with a 6-1 6-3 win over Lesia Tsurenko  before Ukraine’s Olga Savchuck  levelled the tie when she beat Anastasia Rodionova 7-6 7-6.

The World Group play-off match will now be decided by the doubles rubber. Australia will be represented by Groth and Rodionova while Savchuk and Tsurenko will again take to the court for the must-win encounter.