Tennis - Billie Jean King Cup: The final phase in Glasgow - Sport 365

Published on June 7, 2022 at 10:37 a.m.

Aurélie SACCELLI

The International Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday that the final phase of the Billie Jean King Cup 2022 will take place in Glasgow from November 8 to 13.

After Prague in 2021, Glasgow in 2022! The Fed Cup, which became the Billie Jean King Cup, implemented a new formula last year, like the Davis Cup, with the final phase on neutral ground. And this year, it is therefore in the capital of Scotland, in the Emirates Arena, that it will take place from November 8 to 13, as announced by the International Tennis Federation on Tuesday. Great Britain, who lost 3-2 to the Czech Republic in qualifying in April, are therefore drafted in as hosts, joining Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Italy (which eliminated France), Kazakhstan, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States. The group stage draw will take place later this year. Like last year, the twelve teams will be divided into three pools of four, and the winner of each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

Russia, defending champion, excluded

“We are delighted to be hosting the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow. The UK Federation submitted a very impressive bid through a competitive hosting process. They have hosted successful Davis Cup matches in Glasgow, and we can’t wait to see the Women’s Tennis World Cup unfold in front of passionate tennis fans around the world in an electric atmosphere, at the height of the season. women’s tennis,” said ITF President David Haggerty. Last year, the competition was won by Russia, at the expense of Switzerland (Australia and the United States were the other semi-finalists), but Russia will not be able to defend their title this year as they were excluded from the competition due to the invasion of Ukraine. The French team, meanwhile, will have to play a play-off on November 11 and 12 to stay in the world group and participate in qualifying again next year. Les Bleues do not yet know their opponent, but will be seeded. It will be against Serbia, Mexico, Argentina, Hungary, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia or the Netherlands.

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