The Fed Cup is now called Billie Jean King Cup. His first finals, similar to the premiere of the Davis Cup in Madrid 2009, debuted in Prague from November 1 to 6.
The pandemic prevented their dispute in 2020, Budapest was erased as the venue in April, exceptionally passing the competition to November, in the capital of the Czech Republic.
It will not be the last event of the course, since from 10 to 17 the WTA Finals, the final Masters with the eight best of the year in Guadalajara (Mexico).
Only the Czech Barbora Krejcikova will win the Prague-Guadalajara double. The Spanish resigned the BJK Cup Garbiñe Muguruza and Paula Badosa, the czech Karolina Pliskova and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.
THE BJK CUP TEAMS
Groups and players
FRANCE: Caroline Garcia, Alizé Cornet, Clara Burel, Fiona Ferro. Captain: Julien Benneteau
RUSSIA: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daria Kasatkina, Veronika Kudermetova, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Liudmila Samsonova. Capitán Igor Andreev
CANADA: Rebecca Marino, Carol Zhao, Françoise Abanda, Gabriela Dabrowski. Capitán Sylvain Bruneau
AUSTRALIA: Ajla Tomljanovic, Storm Sanders, Ellen Perez, Priscilla Hon, Olivia Gadecki, Daria Gavrilova. Captain Alicia Molik
BELARUS: Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Yuliya Hatouka, Iryna Shymanovich, Vera Lapko y Lidziya Marozava. Capitana Tatiana Poutchek
BELGIUM: Elise Mertens, Greet Minnen, Ysaline Bonaventure y Kirsten Flipkens. Capitan Johan Van Herck
USA: Danielle Collins, Shelby Rogers, Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe y Caroline Dolehide. Capitana Kathy Rinaldi
SPAIN: Sara Sorribes, Nuria Párrizas, Carla Suárez, Aliona Bolsava and Rebeka Masarova. Captain Anabel Medina
SLOVAKIA: Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova, Kristina Kucova, Viktoria Kuzmova, Rebecca Sramkova and Tereza Mihalikova. Captain Matej Liptak
CZECH REPUBLIC: Barbora Krejcikova, Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincova, Katerina Siniakova and Lucie Hradecka. Captain Petr Pala
GERMANY: Angelique Kerber, Andrea Petkovic, Anna-Lena Friedsam, Jule Niemeier y Nastasja Schunk. Captain Rainer Schuettler
SWITZERLAND: Belinda Bencic, Jil Teichmann, Viktorija Golubic y Stefanie Voegele. Captain Heinz Genthardt
Dates: 1-6 November
Stage: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Surface: Hard court, indoors
Competition system: Twelve teams divided into four groups of three teams dispute an initial league of all against all. The four winners qualify for the semi-finals. Each match is the best of three matches (two singles and one doubles).
The finalists qualify directly for the final phase of the 2022 edition and the rest will compete in the qualification phase.
Group stage, semis and final
Monday 1 November (10.30am)
France – Canada (center court) (Group A)
Belgium – Belarus (track 1) (Group B)
Czech Republic v Germany (center court) (Group D)
Spain – Slovakia (track 1) (Group C)
Tuesday 2 November (10.30 am)
Australia v Belgium (center court) (Group B)
Russia – Canada (track 1) (Group A)
United States – Slovakia (Center Court) (Group C)
Germany – Switzerland (track 1) (Group D)
Wednesday 3 November (10.30 am)
France – Russia (center court) (Group A)
United States – Spain (center court) (Group C)
Thursday 4 November (10.30 am)
Australia – Belarus (Center Court) (Group B)
Czech Republic v Switzerland (center court) (Group D)
Friday 5 November (10.30 am)
Group A Champion – Group C Champion
Group B Champion – Group D Champion
Saturday 6 November (4:00 p.m.)
Center court Semifinal winner 1 – Semifinal winner 2.