February 28th, 2019

U.S. Fed Cup to Host Switzerland April 20-21 in Texas

General News Pro Tennis

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 on April 20-21, 2019.

The U.S. 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.

Matches will be played on a temporary indoor hard court, with an amended schedule possible for Sunday should one nation clinch victory in the third or fourth singles match. The winner of this match-up returns to the prestigious World Group to compete for the Fed Cup title in 2020.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 1 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Visit usta.com/fedcup for more information.

Earlier this month the U.S. team fell 3-2 to Australia in Asheville, N.C.

“Texas has such a rich history with the sport of tennis, and we’re very excited to bring Fed Cup to San Antonio for the first time,” said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Patrick Galbraith. “This competition not only gives us a chance to bring world-class tennis to San Antonio but to also engage with the community and our local partners to use this platform to grow the game in the area.”

The U.S. team is captained by former world No. 7 Kathy Rinaldi. The players representing both teams will be named no later than 10 days before the start of the competition.

The U.S. holds an overall 151-37 record in Fed Cup competition with a 41-7 record in home ties. For more information, including access to player and historical Fed Cup records, go to www.usta.com/fedcup or www.fedcup.com.