The Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) last Tuesday announced that they are to hold the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia Oceania Zone Group 2 tie in the first of its two Davis cup tiers.

World Number One Victoria Azarenka fought off a tenacious opponent and a partisan crowd to successfully defend her Australian Open title with a battling 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over China's Li Na.