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Tickets for U.S. vs. Belarus 2012 Fed Cup tie on sale to general public December 9

November 9, 2011 01:48 PM
Serena Williams.
The USTA announced that tickets for the 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II First Round between the United States and Belarus will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m. EST. An exclusive pre-sale for USTA members begins on Wednesday, December 7, at 10 a.m. EST and ends on Thursday, December 8 (or while supplies last). The matches will be played at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., February 4-5.
Ticket prices range from $60 to $225 and are sold as two-day packages. Tickets can be purchased:
• by calling Ticketmaster at 888-334-USTA (8782)
This will be the first home tie for the U.S. since the 2010 Fed Cup Final in San Diego, where the team lost to Italy. In 2011, the U.S. played away ties in Belgium and Germany. The U.S. is 35-4 all-time in Fed Cup ties played at home.
The 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II First Round will begin with two singles matches on Saturday, February 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s schedule features two singles matches followed by one doubles match on Sunday, February 5, starting at 11:30 a.m.
The World Group II first round will mark the first-ever matchup between the U.S. and Belarus in Fed Cup competition. The winner of this match will advance to the World Group Playoff and play for a chance to compete for the Fed Cup title in 2013. The loser will compete in the World Group II Playoff and will either maintain its status in World Group II for the following year or be relegated to zonal competition.
This will be the third Fed Cup tie played in Massachusetts and first since the U.S. defeated the Czech Republic, 5-0, in the 2003 World Group first round at the Paul E. Tsongas Arena in Lowell. The U.S. Fed Cup Team is undefeated in Massachusetts, with the other win coming in the 1997 quarterfinal against Japan in Boston.
The two-day, best-of-five match final is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA.
Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the United States vs. Belarus Fed Cup World Group II First Round.
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the world’s largest annual international women’s team competition with 90 countries competing in 2011. The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, the last coming in 2000. For more information, including access to player and historical Fed Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/fedcup.
Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Fed Cup Team.


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