Melbourne VIC, Australia, 10 March 2014 | Tennis Australia

Pat Rafter Arena will host the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal between Australia and Germany, to be staged over the Easter weekend in April.

Australia defeated Russia in Hobart in February to reach its first semifinal since 1993.

“I’m thrilled we’ll be playing the Fed Cup semifinal at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane,” said Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik.

“It’s a fantastic venue and I’m sure we’ll get great support from the terrific tennis fans in Brisbane.”

The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal between Australia and Germany will take place at Pat Rafter Arena, Queensland Tennis Centre, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April.

Australia and Germany have met 12 times in Fed Cup, with Australia holding an 8-4 advantage. The most recent meeting was in 2012 in Stuttgart, with Australia winning the World Group Play-off 3-2.

Tickets will be available from Ticketek later this month, with further details to be announced soon.