The venues for next year’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II first round ties have been confirmed following the USTA's announcement that the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio will join Bratislava, Seville and Hobart as hosts for World Group ties on 8-9 February 2014.
The list of ties includes the Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart (home to the WTA event), the Aegon Arena in Bratislava (complete with retractable roof) and the Stade Pierre du Coubertin in Paris (home of the Paris-Levallois basketball team).
The Centro de Tenis Blas Infante in Seville made its debut in an ITF event when playing host to a Davis Cup tie between Spain and Belgium in 2003. The hosts won that tie 5-0 and Spain would be delighted if they could overcome the Czechs in Fed Cup by the same margin next year.
Borashallen in Boras and the Pilara Tennis Club in Buenos Aires complete the list of venues.
The full list of venues is as follows:
USA v Italy – Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
Spain v Czech Republic – Centro de Tenis Blas Infante, Seville
Slovak Republic v Germany – Aegon Arena, Bratislava
Australia v Russia – Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart
World Group II
Canada v Serbia – Centre Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Sweden v Poland – Borashallen, Boras
France v Switzerland – Stade Pierre du Coubertin, Paris
Argentina v Japan - Pilara Tennis Club, Buenos Aires