She's Australia's most prolific singles winner in Fed Cup history but Samantha Stosur will unselfishly step aside for the newly eligible Ajla Tomljanovic in next week's final against France if that's what's required to lift the trophy after 45 long years.
Stosur carried Australia for almost a decade and was instrumental in the semi-final triumph over Belarus, teaming with Ashleigh Barty for the deciding doubles win against Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka in Brisbane.
The 35-year-old is unbeaten in eight Fed Cup doubles matches and has chalked up 29 singles wins for her country since debuting way back in 2003.
But the stalwart expects Australian captain Alicia Molik to rush Tomljanovic, the country's No.2 behind Barty, straight in as her second singles option.
"Chances are she probably will, but that's fine. That's the thing with Fed Cup, it's a team environment and I don't care who plays the matches," Stosur told AAP in Shenzhen.
"If I don't play any of them and we win the trophy, it doesn't matter.
"I'd love to be on the court playing whatever matches Alicia wants to call me up for. If not, I'll be on the sidelines cheering my heart out whoever it is out there."
Stosur may be selling herself short, with Molik saying "I'm not so sure about that" when told the former US Open champion expected to be overlooked for singles.
Molik has huge respect for Stosur, noting how the veteran made her first hardcourt final in five years last month in Guangzhou.
The skipper is also cautious about debuting Tomljanovic in a Fed Cup final, while Molik said Stosur making the doubles semi-finals at the season-ending championships in China was also a major plus.
"I couldn't think of a more perfect situation to be in. What you really want is your players having a bank of matches, match practice," Molik said.
"Next week my vision is that it will be very short and sharp sessions finishing off. It's the perfect preparation coming into a tie."
Certain to again partner Barty in the doubles, Stosur said she's "absolutely ready to go" if also called on for singles.
"I'm still in absolute full training preparing for if," said the world No.93 and one-time No.4.
"I'd love to still be able to walk out there and play a singles rubber if possible. It would be amazing.
"Firstly, to be still in the team is fantastic and to hopefully be able to contribute to one rubber, two, three or whatever it ends up being would be incredible no matter what the situation is.
"Going out on court, representing your country in the team as a whole.
"But if I can help us lift the trophy, then obviously that would be an amazing feeling.
"And to do it at home in Perth, I couldn't think of anything better."
Australian Associated Press