U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez, shown here with Christina McHale, will lead the U.S. against Italy in her hometown of Cleveland.
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A place in the 2014 Fed Cup semifinals will be on the line – and now there are more chances than ever before for you to be there and root on Team USA. Single-day tickets are now available for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round tie between the 17-time champion United States and defending champion Italy at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Feb. 8-9.
Due to high demand, capacity has increased at the Public Auditorium and additional tickets for the Saturday or Sunday session will be sold for $25 per day.
See the "Event Information" section on USTA.com's Fed Cup Cleveland page to purchase tickets.
The best-of-five match series begins Saturday with two singles matches, featuring each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. Sunday’s schedule features two “reverse singles” matches, when the No. 1 players square off and the No. 2 players meet, followed by a doubles match. Play on Saturday begins at 1 p.m. ET and play on Sunday begins at 12 p.m. ET. A revised schedule for Sunday may take place if a team clinches in the third or fourth match.
The winner of this match will advance to face either Spain or the Czech Republic in the semifinals, April 19-20.
Ohio will be hosting Fed Cup for the first time. The tie will be led by U.S. Fed Cup Captain and Cleveland resident Mary Joe Fernandez. This match will mark the fourth meeting between the U.S. and Italy in the last six years. Italy has won the last three matchups, while the U.S. leads the overall series, 9-3.
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