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2020 Fed Cup
2020-21 Billie Jean King Cup
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2019
2022

The 2020-21 Billie Jean King Cup is the 58th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in women's tennis, and the first to bear the name Billie Jean King Cup.

For this edition, the format of the cup has changed.[1] The main modification is the World Group taking place at one location and in one week, with twelve teams divided in four round-robin groups of three teams each, with the winners of each group advancing to the semi-finals. The series between the teams in this stage will feature two singles matches and one doubles match. As the World Group will now take place as one single tournament, the event has been named the Billie Jean King Cup Finals. The lower zone groups I, II and III will be composed of round-robin group play deciding promotion or relegation.

Billie Jean King Cup Finals

Date: 13-18 April 2021
Venue: Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary
Surface: Clay court[1]

12 nations will take part in the Finals, formerly known as World Group. The qualification is as follows:

  • 2 finalists of the previous edition
  • 1 host nation
  • 1 wild card[2]
  • 8 winners of a qualifier round, in February 2020

Qualifying round

Date: 7-8 February 2020

Sixteen teams will play for eight spots in the Finals, in series decided on a home and away basis.[1]

These sixteen teams are:

  • 2 losing semifinalists of the previous edition,
  • 7 winners & losers of World Group Play-offs of previous edition, and
  • 4 winners of World Group II Play-offs of previous edition, and
  • 3 losers of World Group II Play-offs of previous edition, based on rankings

The 8 losing teams from the qualifying round will play the new Play-offs, which will rank the 8 nations that were promoted from the Regional Group I from Americas, Europe/Africa and Asia/Oceania, to see who will play the 2021 Qualifiers and who will stay in the Regional Group I in 2021.

#: Nations Ranking as of 29 June 2019.

  1.  United States (2019 Quarterfinalist, #2)
  2.  Belarus (2019 Semifinalist, #5)
  3.  Romania (2019 Semifinalist, #6)
  4.  Germany (2019 Quarterfinalist, #7)
  5.  Spain (2019 WG Play-off winner, #8)
  6.   Switzerland (2019 WG Play-off loser, #9)
  7.  Belgium (2019 Quarterfinalist, #10)
  8.  Great Britain (2019 WG II Play-off winner, #11)
  9.  Latvia (2019 WG Play-off loser, #12)
  10.  Canada (2019 WG Play-off loser, #13)
  11.  Japan (2019 WG II Play-off winner, #14)
  12.  Slovakia (2019 WG II Play-off winner, #15)
  13.  Russia (2019 WG II Play-off winner, #16)
  14.  Kazakhstan (best ranked WG II Play-off loser, #17)
  15.  Brazil (2nd best ranked WG II Play-off loser, #18)
  16.  Netherlands (3rd best ranked WG II Play-off loser, #19)
Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
 United States [1] 3-2  Latvia Everett Angel of the Winds Arena Hard (i)
 Netherlands 2-3  Belarus [2] The Hague Sportcampus Zuiderpark Clay (i)
 Romania [3] 2-3  Russia Cluj-Napoca BT Arena Hard (i)
 Brazil 0-4  Germany [4] Florianópolis Costão do Santinho Resort Clay
 Spain [5] 3-1  Japan Cartagena Centro de Tenis La Manga Club Clay
  Switzerland [6] 3-1  Canada Biel/Bienne Swiss Tennis Arena Hard (i)
 Belgium [7] 3-1  Kazakhstan Kortrijk SC Lange Munte Hard (i)
 Slovakia 3-1  Great Britain [8] Bratislava AXA Aréna NTC Clay (i) [3]

Group stage

Qualified for the Knockout stage

T = Ties, M = Matches, S = Sets

Knockout stage

  Semifinals
Final
                 
  TBD
     
        TBD
     
  TBD    
   
     

Final

Play-offs

Date: 16-17 April 2021

Sixteen teams will play for eight spots in the 2021 Qualifying Round, in series decided on a home and away basis.[1]

These Sixteen teams are:

  • 8 losing teams from Qualifying round.
  • 8 winning teams from their Group I zone.

Eight winners will advance to the 2021 Qualifying Round and eight losers will contest their respective regional Group I event in 2021.

Home team Score Away team Location Venue Surface Ref.
 Poland -  Brazil Bytom Hala na Skarpie Hard (i)
 Great Britain -  Mexico
 Serbia -  Canada Kraljevo Kraljevo Sports Hall Hard (i)
 Latvia -  India
 Japan -  Ukraine Miki Bourbon Beans Dome Hard (i)
 Romania -  Italy Hard (i)
 Argentina -  Kazakhstan Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club Clay
 Netherlands -  China 's-Hertogenbosch Maaspoort Clay (i)

Americas Zone

Group I

Venue: Club Palestino, Santiago, Chile (clay)

Dates: 5-8 February 2020

Participating teams

Play-offs

Group II

Venue 1: Club de Tenis La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia (clay)
Venue 2: Centro de Alto Rendimiento Fred Maduro, Panama City, Panama (clay)

Dates: 16-19 June 2021 (La Paz) and 23-26 June 2021 (Panama City)

Participating teams

Asia/Oceania Zone

Group I

Venue: Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (hard)

Dates: 3-7 March 2020

Participating teams
Pool A


Group II

Venue 1: Renouf Tennis Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (hard)
Venue 2: National Tennis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (hard)

Dates: 4-8 February 2020 (Wellington) and 22-26 June 2021 (Kuala Lumpur)

Participating teams

Play-offs

  •  New Zealand and TBD were promoted to Asia/Oceania Zone Group I in 2022.

Europe/Africa Zone

Group I

Venue 1: Tallinn Tennis Center, Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)
Venue 2: Centre National de Tennis, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (indoor hard)

Dates: 5-8 February 2020

Participating teams

Play-offs

Group II

Venue: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, Finland (indoor hard)

Dates: 4-7 February 2020

Participating teams

Play-offs

  •  Georgia and  Denmark were promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group I in 2022.
  •  Moldova and  Portugal were relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group III in 2022.

Group III

Venue: SEB Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania (hard)

Dates: 15-19 June 2021

Participating teams

References

  1. ^ a b c d "ITF Launches Fed Cup Finals in Budapest". billiejeankingcup.com. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.billiejeankingcup.com/309804?channel=fedcupnews
  3. ^ Fed Cup 2020: Great Britain to face Slovakia away in qualifier for Finals - BBC Sport, 21 August 2019

External links


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