Tennis: Swiatek's Poland take on hosts Spain in BJK Cup finals

AFP , Tuesday 30 Apr 2024

Poland, spearheaded by world number one Iga Swiatek, were drawn on Tuesday to play hosts Spain in November's Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek, of Poland, returns the ball to Beatriz Haddad Maia, of Brazil, during the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Tuesday, April 30, 2024. AP

Ex-number one Naomi Osaka's Japan will take on Romania while Germany are up against Britain and Slovakia play 18-time champions the United States.

The first-round winners will join already qualified defending champions Canada, Italy, Australia and the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals.

The top four seeded nations received byes into the last eight at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, with the other eight teams to play in round one.

Organisers have scrapped the group stage for the finals, scheduled for November 12 until November 20, opting for a straight knock-out competition.

First round (November 12-14)

Germany v Britain

Slovakia v USA

Spain v Poland

Japan v Romania

Quarter-finals (November 15-17)

Canada (1) v Germany/Britain

Australia (4) v Slovakia/USA

Spain/Poland v Czech Republic (3)

Japan/Romania v Italy (2)

Semi-finals (November 18-19)

Q1 v Q2

Q3 v Q4

Final (November 20)

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