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U.S. to host Sweden in Fed Cup World Group Play-off

February 13, 2013 12:57 PM
The U.S. Fed Cup team during the 2013 First Round against Italy.
By Erin Bruehl, USTA.com
 
The U.S. Fed Cup team was drawn to host Sweden in the World Group Play-offs April 20-21 as it looks to maintain its position in the prestigious World Group for 2014.
 
The location of the tie in the U.S. will determined at a later date. Players for each team will be announced no later than 10 days before the start of competition.
 
The U.S. was forced into a World Group Play-off after losing a tough battle with Italy, 3-2, in the World Group First Round Feb. 9-10 in Rimini, Italy.
 
Sweden gained an opportunity to compete for a spot in the World Group after coming back from a 0-2 deficit against Argentina to win their World Group II First Round tie 3-2.
 
Other World Group Play-off ties being held that weekend are Germany hosting Serbia, Australia hosting Switzerland and Spain hosting Japan. The winners from the World Group Play-offs compete in the 2014 World Group while the losers will compete in World Group II.
 
 

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