Fed Cup is the largest international women's team sport in the world, with more than 100 nations competing each year.
The U.S. team has won 17 Fed Cup championships and carries with it more than 50 years of tradition, led by a group of women who play each tie with patriotic pride and passion.
Team USA has won the Fed Cup 17 times, more than any other nation. It last lifted the trophy in 2000, though it has contested the final three times in the past 15 years.
Several of the greatest female players of all time have represented the U.S. in Fed Cup play, including Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, who never lost in 15 singles matches; and Chris Evert, who holds the U.S. record for the most matches player (42) and the most consecutive Fed Cup matches won (35).
For 2020, 12 teams will contest the new-look finals in Budapest, Hungary. ADVERTISEMENT They include the finalists from 2019, the host nation, one wild-card selection and eight other teams who came through a round of qualifying in February 2020.
The 12 teams are split into four pools of three. The U.S. will face Spain and Slovakia in round-robin play in April's final and, should the U.S. advance, could play reigning champions France in the semifinals.
The format for a Fed Cup tie is as follows: two singles matches on Saturday, featuring each nation's No. 1 versus the other nation's No. 2, followed on Sunday by two reverse singles matches (No. 1 vs. No 1, No. 2 vs. No. 2), capped by the decisive doubles match.
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