Glasgow to host Billie Jean King Cup finals in November

Published:Mar 10, 202422:19
Glasgow to host Billie Jean King Cup finals in November

This 12 months's Billie Jean King Cup Finals might be performed on indoor arduous courts in Glasgow, the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) stated on Tuesday.

As host, Britain, which was overwhelmed by the Czech Republic within the qualifiers in April, might be awarded the ultimate berth within the 12-team competitors.

It'll be a part of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland and the USA.

The finals will happen on the Emirates Enviornment in Glasgow from Nov. 8-13 and might be organised by Britain's Garden Tennis Affiliation (LTA).

"The LTA introduced a really spectacular bid as a part of a aggressive internet hosting course of," ITF President David Haggerty stated.

"... we stay up for having the ladies's World Cup of Tennis happen in entrance of passionate tennis followers from around the globe in an electrical environment, on the fruits of the ladies's tennis season."

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The 12 groups might be cut up into 4 teams of round-robin play. Group winners will progress to the semi-finals, the place they may battle for the title.

The competitors, previously often known as the Fed Cup, was renamed the Billie Jean King Cup in 2020 in honour of the American 12-time Grand Slam champion and ladies's tennis trailblazer who was a part of the profitable group on the inaugural match in London in 1963.

"The primary ever finals had been held in Britain in 1963, and it is good that the finals might be returning right here for the primary time since 1991," LTA chief government Scott Lloyd stated.

"This provides us an ideal likelihood to open tennis to extra individuals and create particular reminiscences that we hope will encourage the following technology of gamers."

Glasgow can also be considered one of 4 host cities for September's group stage of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals, internet hosting Group D groups United States, Britain, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

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