The Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) has introduced that Seville, Spain will host the Finals of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge.
The climax of the 2023 girls’s World Cup of Tennis will happen on 7-12 November with 12 groups battling it out to take residence the coveted trophy and don the enduring Billie Blue jackets. This 12 months the Billie Jean King Cup is celebrating 60 years because the international occasion was first performed in June 1963 in London.
Final 12 months’s winners Switzerland and runners-up Australia might be joined by the 9 nations that triumphed in April’s Qualifiers: Canada, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Spain and USA. The ITF has additionally awarded a wildcard for the Finals to Poland.
Groups will compete in 4 round-robin teams of three, with the 4 group winners progressing to the semi-finals.
This would be the sixth time and first since 2008 that Spain has hosted the Finals of the competitors. Seville will host the occasion for the following two years, with an choice to increase for a 3rd 12 months. Additional particulars about this 12 months’s venue might be confirmed sooner or later.
Since being re-branded from the Fed Cup in 2020, the competitors has continued to develop as a daring, highly effective platform for the expansion of girls’s tennis internationally. It was broadcast in an unprecedented 196 territories in 2022, and a report 134 nations have entered this 12 months. Champions Switzerland took residence a report $2m for his or her triumph on the 2022 Finals in Glasgow. The ITF additionally welcomed new title sponsor Gainbridge and new attire accomplice Tory Burch in 2022, becoming a member of Microsoft and Magellan as the worldwide sponsors of the occasion.
The ITF has additionally confirmed as we speak that the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Juniors and Davis Cup Juniors Finals will happen in Cordoba, with particulars of dates and venues to be introduced sooner or later. The announcement comes as a part of a wider partnership between the ITF and the Area of Andalucia which can see the area host all ITF main staff occasions this 12 months, together with the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga.
David Haggerty, ITF President, mentioned: “Following a aggressive bidding course of and a few spectacular proposals from a lot of potential hosts, we’re delighted to announce Seville because the host of this 12 months’s Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals. We’re very assured the town will stage a improbable occasion and do justice to what’s the end result of a 12 months’s price of exhilarating competitors within the girls’s World Cup of Tennis. I’m positive Seville will present the proper setting for the electrical environment of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, and I’m trying ahead to seeing supporters from world wide becoming a member of us for this distinctive event. All through the varied phases of the occasion this 12 months we’ve got seen how a lot it means to gamers to characterize their international locations, and I’ve little question that zeal might be on present once more in Seville.
“We’re additionally trying ahead to bringing the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup Juniors Finals to Cordoba later this 12 months. Each occasions give younger tennis gamers a improbable alternative to expertise the distinctive environment of enjoying in a staff for his or her nation, and Cordoba might be an excellent setting for that have.”
Arturo Bernal, Area of Andalucia Minister of Tourism, Tradition and Sport, mentioned: “Andalucía has earned the suitable to turn into a vacation spot for vital worldwide sport occasions. Everybody needs to come back to our area as a result of heat welcome we give to athletes and the top-level services we are able to present. For this reason the ITF has as soon as once more trusted us to host their main occasions. We’ll turn into the primary area to host the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup Finals in the identical 12 months, in addition to the junior class of each occasions. Briefly, Andalucia is as soon as once more the house of worldwide sport.”
Excluding Poland, the shedding nations from the Qualifiers (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Nice Britain, Mexico, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine) will compete within the 2023 Play-offs on 10-11 or 11-12 November, alongside the seven groups that received promotion from the three regional Group I occasions which additionally passed off in April: Argentina and Colombia (from Americas Group I); Japan and Korea, Rep. (from Asia/Oceania Group I); and Hungary, Netherlands and Sweden (from Europe/Africa Group I). Serbia will take the place of Poland within the Play-off draw by advantage of being the best ending non-promoted staff from Europe/Africa Group I in 2023.
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