The 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals is set to take place on indoor hard courts in Glasgow, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) mentioned on Tuesday, June 7.
As the hosting nation, Britain, who lost to the Czech Republic in the qualifying round back in April, will be awarded the final berth in the 12-team tournament.
They are set to play alongside Belgium, Canada, Italy, Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, United States, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.
The finals are scheduled to be held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow from Nov 8 to 13 and will be organised by Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
“The LTA presented a very impressive bid as part of a competitive hosting process,” ITF President David Haggerty was quoted as saying.
“… we look forward to having the women’s World Cup of Tennis take place in front of passionate tennis fans from around the world in an electric atmosphere, at the culmination of the women’s tennis season.”
The 12 teams will be divided into four groups of round-robin play. The winners in the group stage will make their way through to the semi-finals, where they will fight for the title.
The championship, previously known as the Fed Cup, was renamed the Billie Jean King Cup in 2020 in honour of the American, who is also a 12-time Grand Slam champion. King was also part of the winning team at the inaugural tournament in London way back in 1963.
“The first ever finals were held in Britain in 1963, and it’s brilliant that the finals will be returning here for the first time since 1991,” LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd said.
“This gives us a great chance to open tennis to more people and create special memories that we hope will inspire the next generation of players.”
Glasgow is also one of four host cities for group stage matches of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals in September. They will host Group D teams Britain, Kazakhstan, United States and the Netherlands.