National honours on offer
Perth provides the setting for the Fed Cup final in November as Australia host France.
Barty will be a key component for the seven-time champions, but the French will feel confident after overcoming Halep’s Romania in a dramatic semi-final.
Australia haven’t ruled the Fed Cup since 1974, whereas Julien Benneteau's team are targeting a first triumph since 2003.
Concerning the Davis Cup, it is the inaugural season of the new format, with a week event for the finals in Madrid in late November. How will the fans embrace the new six round-robin group format? How will the players adapt?
The conclusion of both the Fed Cup and Davis Cup ensures fascinating viewing.