FED CUP TAMPA BAY
TICKET ON-SALE ANNOUNCED
Ashley Marshall | March 22, 2017
Team USA’s Fed Cup semifinal tie against the Czech Republic is just one month away, and USTA members can be the first to secure their tickets for this must-watch contest.
An exclusive member presale for single-day and two-day tickets will take place from Tuesday, March 28, to Thursday, March 30. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 31.
The best-of-five match series will be played at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Fla., April 22-23, on a temporary outdoor green clay court. Tampa Bay will be hosting Fed Cup for the first time. The U.S. Fed Cup team has contested a number of previous ties in Florida, however, competing in Delray Beach in 2005, 2007 and 2013, and in Aventura in 1995. The U.S. Fed Cup team has never lost a tie played in Florida.
From Friday, March 31, through Friday, April 21, both single-day and two-day ticket packages will be sold. ADVERTISEMENT Two-day ticket packages for both Saturday and Sunday play will be sold at reduced prices ranging from $60 to $150 per ticket. Single-day tickets for Saturday or Sunday play will be sold with prices ranging from $35 to $80 per ticket per day.
Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.usta.com/fedcup or by calling 888-334-USTA (8782).
Play for the U.S. vs. Czech Republic begins on Saturday, April 22, with two singles matches. On Sunday, play will feature two reverse singles matches and the doubles match. A revised schedule for Sunday may take place if a team clinches in the third or fourth match.
The winner of this matchup will advance to the Fed Cup final, Nov. 11-12. The U.S. Fed Cup team made its last appearance in the final in 2010, falling to Italy, 3-1, in San Diego. The U.S. won the last of its record 17 Fed Cup titles in 2000. The Czech Republic has been dominant in Fed Cup in recent years, winning five titles in the last six years (2011-12, 2014-16).
U.S. Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi will select the four players to represent the U.S. no later than April 12. Potential U.S players include world No. 9 Madison Keys, 2017 Australian Open semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
The Czech Republic is likely to be led by 2016 US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova and world No. 2 doubles player Lucie Safarova.