10/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/15/2019 05:30
The 10 venues for the 2020 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Regional Group events have been confirmed, with Chile, Bolivia, Panama, China P.R., Malaysia, New Zealand, Estonia, Luxembourg, Finland and Lithuania all set to host regional events next year.
Santiago will host the Americas Group I event in the week beginning 3 February 2020, with host nation Chile joined by Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela at the clay court event at the Club Palestino, while the Chinese city of Dongguan will host the Asia/Oceania Group I event the same week at the Dongguan Tennis Center, featuring China P.R., Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Korea Rep. and Uzbekistan.
The 13 nations competing in Europe/Africa Group I (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) will be split across two venues during the same week, with seven nations playing at the Tallink Tennis Center in Tallinn, Estonia and six nations playing at the Centre National de Tennis in Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg.
The best-performing nations at each event (two from each of Asia/Oceania and Americas and four from Europe/Africa) will advance to the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas play-offs in April 2020, knowing that another victory there would earn them a place in the 2021 Fed Cup Qualifiers, and a chance to compete for a place in the 2021 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in Budapest.
Meanwhile, both Americas Group II and Asia/Oceania Group II will also be split into two venues, with the Club de Tenis La Paz, in La Paz, Bolivia and Centro de Alto Rendimiento Fred Maduro in Panama City, Panama each hosting one half of Americas Group II, and the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Renouf Tennis Centre in Wellington, New Zealand each hosting half of Asia/Oceania Group II. Three of the four events will take place in the week beginning 8 June 2020, with only the Wellington event taking place in the week beginning 3 February.
Europe/Africa Group II will take place at the Tali Tennis Center in Helsinki, Finland during the week commencing 3 February, with eight nations competing for promotion, while the remaining 28 nations in Europe/Africa will compete in the Group III event at the SEB Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania in the week of 8 June.