The 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals, held between November 7-12 on the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, Spain, options 12 groups competing in 4 round-robin teams of three, with the winners advancing on to the semi-finals.
What’s the Billie Jean King Cup?
It’s possible you’ll bear in mind it by its earlier title of the Federation Cup, or its abbreviated kind – Fed Cup.
In 2020 the competitors was renamed to honour 39-time Grand Slam champion Billie Jean King – who received it seven instances as a participant and 4 instances as a captain.
Based in 1963, to have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of the ITF, it has turn out to be the world’s largest annual group competitors in girls’s sport and this yr boasted participation from 134 nations.
Who’re the groups enjoying this yr?
- Switzerland (Defending champions)
- Australia (Final yr’s finalists)
- Czech Republic
- Poland (Wildcard)
The place are Nice Britain?
Following their defeat to France within the Qualifiers again in April, the Nice Britain will probably be trying to bounce again with a victorious efficiency in opposition to Sweden in a Play-Off tie.
It’ll happen on the Copper Field Area, between November 11-12, with every tie consisting of 5 rubbers.
Sweden booked their spot within the Play-Offs after topping their group on the Europe/Africa Group I occasion in Antalya, Turkey again in April, the place they received 5 of their six ties.
How does the format work?
The 12 groups are break up into 4 round-robin teams, and the winners of every group will advance to the semi-finals forward of the ultimate.
All ties will encompass three matches – two singles, adopted by doubles.
What are the Teams & Groups?
|Belinda Bencic||Marketa Vondrousova||Madison Keys|
|Viktorija Golubic||Karolina Muchova||Sofia Kenin|
|Celine Naef||Barbora Krejcikova||Danielle Collins|
|Jil Teichmann||Linda Noskova||Sloane Stephens|
|Katerina Siniakova||Taylor Townsend|
|Kimberly Birrell||Elena Rybakina||Tamara Zidansek|
|Storm Hunter||Yulia Putintseva||Kaja Juvan|
|Daria Saville||Zhibek Kulambayeva||Veronika Erjavec|
|Ajla Tomljanovic||Aruzhan Sagandikova||Nina Potocnik|
|Ellen Perez||Anna Danilina||Ela Nala Milic|
|Paula Badosa||Leylah Fernandez||Magda Linette|
|Sara Sorribes Tormo||Rebecca Marino||Magdalena Frech|
|Rebeka Masarova||Eugenie Bouchard||Katarzyna Kawa|
|Cristina Bucsa||Marina Stakusic||Weronika Falkowska|
|Marina Bassols Ribera||Gabriela Babrowski|
|Caroline Garcia||Jasmine Paolini||Tatjana Maria|
|Varvara Gracheva||Elisabetta Cocciaretto||Anna-Lena Friedsam|
|Clara Burel||Martina Trevisan||Laura Siegmund|
|Alize Cornet||Lucia Bronzetti||Eva Lys|
|Kristina Mladenovic||Lucrezia Stefanini||Jule Niemeier|
What do it’s worthwhile to be careful for?
There are some very sturdy and skilled groups able to do battle in Seville.
Workforce USA could be lacking US Open champion Coco Gauff, however they aren’t missing for Slam champions and finalists with Sloane Stephens, Sofia Kenin and Madison Keys heading their line-up.
Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic boast a brace of Wimbledon champions – Elena Rybakina and Marketa Vondrousova.
Rybakina and Vondrousova should hot-foot it from Cancun, the place the season-ending WTA Finals will probably be happening.
Belatedly introduced because the venue for the curtain-closing finale, there are not any direct flights from Cancun to Seville, and there was numerous pressure across the conflict of dates.
“We have [the ITF] had our date for a very long time, I believe it is best to ask the WTA – they’re those that put their date in a couple of weeks [ago],” King informed reporters, forward of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
“So far as our sport, I believe all of us want to determine a greater calendar for the gamers and all people figuring out what is going on to occur, as a result of you possibly can’t begin making these selections on the finals in like September. It is solely honest. Are you able to think about if a significant did not know its dates?”
The Billie Jean King Cup begins on November 7, with final yr’s finalists Australia opening the event in opposition to Slovenia, whereas defending champions Switzerland tackle Czech Republic.