Casey Dellacqua has made a triumphant return to action, sending Australia into the World Group Play-offs with a nail biting 3-2 win over Slovakia.
After missing more than five months of action due to severe concussion, Dellacqua partnered Sam Stosur to secure the tie with a come-from-behind 5-7 6-1 6-2 win over Jana Cepelova and Daniela Hantuchova.
The world number three ranked doubles player said it was the perfect way to return to the court.
“It was great today to be back out there playing again and feeling healthy and doing what I love, and that was playing for Australia and playing some good tennis” the West Australian said.
“It was great that I was able to support the team members all weekend but also to get out there today and partner Sam and get the win for Australia.”