USTA Selects La Jolla, CA for Fed Cup Quarterfinal vs. Germany

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2007 -– The USTA today announced that La Jolla, Calif. has been selected as the site for the 2008 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal between the United States and Germany, February 2-3. The matches will be played at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, which was the site of the first round tie of the 2006 Davis Cup in which the U.S. defeated Romania in front of a sold-out crowd.

The USTA will construct a temporary stadium for the two-day, best-of-five match quarterfinal.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 21, at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased by calling (888) 334-USTA (8782) and online at Tickets will be sold as a two-day series with prices ranging from $60 to $300, with special courtside tickets available. The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA.

The U.S. and Germany have met in three Fed Cup finals dating back to 1966. Tennis legends Billie Jean King (in 1966) and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova (in 1982) helped lead the U.S. over Germany in the finals while Germany’s Steffi Graf helped her country capture its first ever title vs. the U.S. in 1987. The U.S. leads the overall series between the two nations, 7-4, after defeating Germany, 3-2, in the 2006 Fed Cup first round in Ettenheim, Germany.

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the world’s largest annual international women’s team competition with 82 countries competing this year. The ITF has final approval rights for all site selections. The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, the last coming in 2000, and is one of eight nations competing for the 2008 Fed Cup title as part of the Fed Cup World Group.

The Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the U.S. vs. Germany Fed Cup Quarterfinal.


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