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.
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.