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Fed Cup tickets now on sale

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA announced today that tickets for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff between the United States and France will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m. CT. An exclusive pre-sale for USTA members begins on Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m. CT. The best-of-five match series will be played at Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University, April 19-20, on an indoor hard court.

Tickets are sold as either single-day or two-day packages. Prices for single-day tickets range from $40-95 per day. Two-day ticket packages range from $70 to $175. Additional ticket fees apply.

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Play begins on Saturday, April 19, with two singles matches and is followed by two reverse singles matches and the doubles match on Sunday, April 20. A revised schedule for Sunday may take place if a team clinches in the third or fourth match. The winner of this match will advance to the 2015 World Group and have a chance to compete for the Fed Cup title next year. The loser will be relegated to World Group II in 2015.

U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced last week that Serena and Venus Williams are expected to compete. Official team rosters will be announced 10 days before the event.

Missouri is hosting Fed Cup for the second time. The state previously hosted the 2002 World Group Playoff in Springfield at the Cooper Tennis Complex, where the U.S. swept Israel, 5-0. Dwight Davis, who in 1900 founded Davis Cup, the men’s equivalent to Fed Cup, was born in St. Louis in 1879.

The U.S. Fed Cup Team will be competing in its third consecutive home tie after competing in the World Group Quarterfinal in Cleveland this February, where the U.S. fell to reigning champion Italy, 3-1. The U.S. is 37-5 all-time in Fed Cup ties played at home and holds an overall 143-34 record.

This match will mark the 13th matchup between the U.S. and France in Fed Cup competition. The U.S. holds an 11-1 record over France, with its only loss coming in the 2003 Final held in Moscow, where France won, 4-1. The U.S. last played France in Fed Cup in 2010.

The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, the last coming in 2000. Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international women’s team competition (96 countries have entered for 2014). For more information, including access to player and historical Fed Cup records, please go to usta.com/fedcup or fedcup.com. Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the World Group Playoff. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Fed Cup Team.

 

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