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    Fed Cup Women’s Tennis Comes to San Antonio for World Group Playoff Matches between U.S. and Switzerland April 20-21

    18-Time-Champion U.S. Fed Cup Team to Make Texas Debut at Freeman Coliseum

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., February 26, 2019 – The USTA today announced that Fed Cup tennis, the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, will come to Texas for the first time as the United States Fed Cup Team will take on Switzerland in a World Group Playoff competition inside San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum April 20-21. USTA officials were joined by representatives of San Antonio Sports, County Judge Nelson Wolff, Pat Frost, chair of the local organizing committee, and Cari Breakie Richardson, president of the San Antonio Tennis Association, at Tuesday’s announcement at Freeman Coliseum.

    Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis, and the U.S. is its most successful nation, with 18 titles. The American team won the championship in 2017 and reached the Final in 2018. Over the last two years, players such as Serena and Venus Williams, world No. 4 Sloane Stephens, No. 17 Madison Keys and No. 25 Danielle Collins have featured in Fed Cup matches for the U.S.

    The World Group Playoff vs. Switzerland is a best-of-five match series played over two days, with each country bringing a team of four or five players. The ‘tie,’ as it’s called, begins Saturday, April 20, with two singles matches between each country’s No. 1- and No. 2-nominated players. Two reverse singles matches, between each country’s No. 1s and each country’s No. 2s, and the doubles match will follow on Sunday, April 21.

    Matches will be played at Freeman Coliseum on a temporary indoor hard court, with an amended schedule possible for Sunday should one nation clinch victory in the third or fourth singles match. The winner of this matchup returns to the prestigious World Group to compete for the Fed Cup title in 2020.

    Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 1 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Two-day ticket packages for both Saturday and Sunday – the best initial ticket value – will be sold at prices ranging from $50 to $250, or $25 to $125 per day. Single-day tickets for Saturday or Sunday will be sold with prices ranging from $30 to $135 per day. Visit usta.com/fedcup for more information.

    USTA members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance through an exclusive presale today through Thursday, or while supplies last.

    The SABÉR Research Institute out of San Antonio’s St. Mary’s University estimates the economic impact of Fed Cup on the region to be $3.6 million, similar to the $3.5 million estimated impact made on the Asheville, N.C., area by the World Group First Round tie earlier this month. While a Keys- and Collins-led U.S. team fell, 3-2, to Australia in Asheville, the USTA and local organizers engaged more than 1,000 kids from the area with tennis programming in what amounted to a weeklong celebration of the sport.

    While Fed Cup has never before come to Texas, the state has a notable history with Davis Cup, its male equivalent. Most recently, nearly 50,000 fans came out over three days to cheer the U.S. Davis Cup Team vs. Spain in the 2011 Quarterfinals held at the University of Texas in Austin. Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth have all hosted Davis Cup ties in the past, with the U.S. winning the Davis Cup title in 1992 at Fort Worth’s Tarrant County Center.

    "Texas has such a rich history with the sport of tennis, and we’re very excited to bring Fed Cup to San Antonio for the first time,” said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Patrick Galbraith. “This competition not only gives us a chance to bring world-class tennis to San Antonio but to also engage with the community and our local partners to use this platform to grow the game in the area.”

    “We’re thrilled San Antonio has been chosen to host the first Fed Cup competition in Texas,” said Russ Bookbinder, President & CEO of San Antonio Sports. “We’re confident in our team’s ability to stage premier events and feel San Antonio’s well-earned reputation for hospitality will make this a first-rate experience for the players, USTA and fans alike.”

    The U.S. team is captained by former world No. 7 Kathy Rinaldi. The players representing both teams will be named no later than 10 days before the start of the competition.

    The U.S. holds an overall 151-37 record in Fed Cup competition with a 41-7 record in home ties. For more information, including access to player and historical Fed Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/fedcup or www.fedcup.com.

    Keep up with Team USA using hashtag #TeamUSATennis on Facebook (@USTA), on Twitter (@USTA), and on Instagram (@USTA). Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Fed Cup team. Deloitte is the official team sponsor of the U.S. Fed Cup Team.



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    The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network.For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

  2. #77

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    THE FED CUP MEETING BETWEEN CANADA AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC WILL TAKE PLACE IN PROSTEJOV

    The Czech team has chosen to play on an indoor clay court surface for the upcoming tie in April


    Montreal, March 19, 2019 – The Czech Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday that the upcoming Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off between Canada and the Czech Republic will take place in Prostejov, in the Czech Republic, and will be disputed on an indoor clay court. The choice of surface was made by the Czech team for the tie that will take place on April 20 and 21. The player nominations will be announced at a later date.

    This will be the seventh meeting between these two teams, with the Czech Republic having won all six previous ties. The last encounter dates back to 2015 when the Czechs defeated the Canadian team by a score of 4-0 in the World Group first round tie in Quebec City. Canada is currently ranked no. 11 in the rankings thanks to their 4-0 win this past February over the Netherlands in the World Group II first round tie. The Canadian team made up of Bianca Andreescu, Françoise Abanda, Rebecca Marino and Gabriela Dabrowski put on a dominant performance on the clay courts in 's-Hertogenbosch.

    For their part, the Czech Republic are currently ranked No. 1 in the world and are the defending Fed Cup champions. They were upset this past February by a resilient Romanian team who got their victory in a tight decisive fifth rubber playing on the road.

    The winner of this upcoming tie will earn a spot in the World Group for 2020 while the losing nation will compete the World Group II next year.

    FED CUP WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFF TIES
    April 20-21, 2019

    CZECH REPUBLIC vs Canada
    UNITED STATES* vs Switzerland
    Latvia* vs GERMANY
    BELGIUM vs Spain

    The host nations are listed first, the seeded nations are in capitals.
    *Host nations determined by lot.

    About Fed Cup

    Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 107 nations entered in 2019. The competition is 56 years old, having been founded in 1963. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas (Official Bank of Fed Cup). Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) is an international sponsor, while beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner.Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com and www.fedcup.com/es

    About Tennis Canada

    Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 9 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 13 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  3. #78

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    10 April 2019

    Nominations announced for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinals and Play-offs


    The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinals and World Group and World Group II play-off ties taking place on 20-21 April.

    There will also be Americas Zone Group II action in Peru and Dominican Republic on 17-20 April and Europe/Africa Zone Group III in both Finland and Montenegro on 15-20 April.

    Live scoring and live streaming will be available on the official Fed Cup website throughout the week. The English and Spanish websites will both feature reports, photographs and exclusive video content.

    WORLD GROUP SEMIFINALS

    FRANCE v ROMANIA

    Venue: Kindarena, Rouen, FRA (clay-indoor)

    France

    Caroline Garcia
    Pauline Parmentier
    Alize Cornet
    Kristina Mladenovic
    Captain: Julien Benneteau

    Romania

    Simona Halep
    Mihaela Buzarnescu
    Irina-Camelia Begu
    Monica Niculescu
    Raluca Olaru
    Captain: Florin Segarceanu

    AUSTRALIA v BELARUS
    Venue: Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane, AUS (hard - outdoor)

    Australia

    Ashleigh Barty
    Daria Gavrilova
    Samantha Stosur
    Priscilla Hon
    Captain: Alicia Molik

    Belarus

    Aryna Sabalenka
    Aliaksandra Sasnovich
    Victoria Azarenka
    Vera Lapko
    Lidziya Marozava
    Captain: Tatiana Poutchek


    WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS

    CZECH REPUBLIC v CANADA

    Venue: National Tennis Centre, Prostejov, CZE (clay - indoor)

    Czech Republic

    Marketa Vondrousova
    Karolina Muchova
    Marie Bouzkova
    Lucie Safarova
    Barbora Krejcikova
    Captain: Petr Pala

    Canada

    Rebecca Marino
    Leylah Annie Fernandez
    Gabriela Dabrowski
    Sharon Fichman
    Captain: Heidi El Tabakh

    USA v SWITZERLAND
    Venue: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, USA (hard - indoor)

    USA

    Sloane Stephens
    Madison Keys
    Sofia Kenin
    Jessica Pegula
    Jennifer Brady
    Captain: Kathy Rinaldi

    Switzerland

    Viktorija Golubic
    Timea Bacsinszky
    Conny Perrin
    Ylena In-Albon
    Captain: Heinz Guenthardt

    LATVIA v GERMANY
    Venue: Arena Riga, Riga, LAT (hard - indoor)

    Latvia

    Anastasija Sevastova
    Jelena Ostapenko
    Diana Marcinkevica
    Daniela Vismane
    Patricija Spaka
    Captain: Adrians Zguns

    Germany

    Angelique Kerber
    Julia Goerges
    Andrea Petkovic
    Anna-Lena Groenefeld
    Captain: Jens Gerlach

    BELGIUM v SPAIN
    Venue: Lange Munte Kortrijk, Kortrijk, BEL (hard - indoor)

    Belgium

    Alison Van Uytvanck
    Kirsten Flipkens
    Ysaline Bonaventure
    Yanina Wickmayer
    Captain: Johan Van Herck

    Spain

    Garbine Muguruza
    Carla Suarez Navarro
    Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov
    Georgina Garcia-Perez
    Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
    Captain: Anabel Medina Garrigues

    WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

    RUSSIA v ITALY

    Venue: CSKA Indoor Track and Field Complex, Moscow, RUS (clay - indoor)

    Russia

    Daria Kasatkina
    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
    Anastasia Potapova
    Natalia Vikhlyantseva
    Vlada Koval
    Captain: Igor Andreev

    Italy

    Camila Giorgi
    Martina Trevisan
    Jasmine Paolini
    Sara Errani
    Captain: Tathiana Garbin

    JAPAN v NETHERLANDS
    Venue: ITC Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, JPN (hard - outdoor)

    Japan

    Misaki Doi
    Nao Hibino
    Kurumi Nara
    Eri Hozumi
    Shuko Aoyama
    Captain: Toshihisa Tsuchihashi

    Netherlands

    Richel Hogenkamp
    Bibiane Schoofs
    Lesley Kerkhove
    Demi Schuurs
    Captain: Paul Haarhuis

    GREAT BRITAIN v KAZAKHSTAN
    Venue: Copper Box Arena, London, GBR (hard - indoor)

    Great Britain

    Johanna Konta
    Katie Boulter
    Heather Watson
    Harriet Dart
    Katie Swan
    Captain: Anne Keothavong

    Kazakhstan

    Yulia Putintseva
    Zarina Diyas
    Anna Danilina
    Galina Voskoboeva
    Captain: Dias Doskarayev

    SLOVAKIA v BRAZIL
    Venue: AXA Arena NTC, Bratislava, SVK (clay - indoor)

    Slovakia

    Dominika Cibulkova
    Viktoria Kuzmova
    Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
    Magdalena Rybarikova
    Rebecca Sramkova
    Captain: Matej Liptak

    Brazil

    Beatriz Haddad Maia
    Carolina Meligeni Rodrigues Alves
    Gabriela Ce
    Luisa Stefani
    Thaisa Grana Pedretti
    Captain: Roberta Burzagli


    Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women's sport, with 108 nations entered in 2019. The competition is 56 years old having been founded in 1963.

  4. #79

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    Bianca
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    Representing Canada at Fed Cup has always been a dream of mine and I’m very sad that due to my shoulder injury, I won’t be able to play this next tie against Czech. I’m working hard with my team to make sure I’m stronger and better than ever so I can get back on court soon.

    https://twitter.com/Bandreescu_/stat...56746856939526

  5. #80

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkAboutTennis View Post
    France

    Caroline Garcia
    Pauline Parmentier
    Alize Cornet
    Kristina Mladenovic
    Captain: Julien Benneteau
    I thought "Wow, France must not have been able to get their top players. These are actually the top 4, and the only ones in the top 100. They've really gone downhill.

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    Wait, who were you thinking would be their A team?

    That Canada-Czech tie definitely looks like B teams on both sides!
    Thanks for the medal Johanna!

  7. #82

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    Wait, who were you thinking would be their A team?
    I'm wondering this too. This is their team and has been for a good while I thought. Been a long time since Mauresmo and I guess Bartoli were on the team. Maybe I'm just blanking on a significant French player since then? And this team has been successful. Not sure they've won it all, but believe this is the group that made it to the Finals and SemiFinals in recent years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    Wait, who were you thinking would be their A team?
    Nobody specific. I'm just used to France having several players seeded (or close) at slams. I didn't realize they'd dipped so much.

    I do know that Garcia and Mladenovic and Cornet are all a ways off from their best, but I didn't realize they were it. There aren't a bunch of youngsters in the low 100s. There aren't a bunch of veterans still earning a living at small events. There's really almost nobody. It's odd.

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    Maybe we'll see some at Roland Garros? I think they usually give most of their wild cards to their most promising teen players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie02123 View Post
    Nobody specific. I'm just used to France having several players seeded (or close) at slams. I didn't realize they'd dipped so much.

    I do know that Garcia and Mladenovic and Cornet are all a ways off from their best, but I didn't realize they were it. There aren't a bunch of youngsters in the low 100s. There aren't a bunch of veterans still earning a living at small events. There's really almost nobody. It's odd.
    So maybe more surprised at the rankings of their top players. Not as big a drop as Russia has had though.
    Thanks for the medal Johanna!

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    Team Germany



  12. #87

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    Team Australia at the official dinner


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    Team Belarus, also before the official dinner



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