The USTA announced that the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round would be played between the United States and Germany in Hawaii.
The best-of-five match series will be played at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui, Feb. 11-12, 2017, on an outdoor hard court. This will be the second consecutive year that Hawaii will host Fed Cup, giving fans the opportunity to see high-quality, world-class tennis in a beautiful setting once again. Hawaii became the 16th state to host this prestigious competition earlier this year when Kailua-Kona held the World Group II First Round against Poland. This is also the first time that a state has hosted consecutive Fed Cup home ties.
From Friday, Nov. 18, through Thursday, Jan. 5, only two-day ticket packages will be sold, at prices ranging from $50 to $190 ($25 to $95 per day), representing the greatest initial ticket value. Beginning on Friday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. HST, two-day packages will no longer be available. If available, fans will then have access to single-day tickets for Saturday or Sunday, with prices ranging from $30 to $100 per day. Fans are encouraged to purchase two-day ticket packages, as capacity is limited, and to take advantage of the best prices.
Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.usta.com/fedcup or by calling 888-334-USTA (8782).
Play begins on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m., with two singles matches. On Sunday, play will continue, starting at 10 a.m., with 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 face either the Czech Republic or Spain in the World Group Semifinals, held April 22-23, for a chance to compete for the 2017 Fed Cup title. The losing nation will compete in the World Group Playoffs in April to remain in the World Group for 2018. The U.S. Fed Cup team captain will select the four players to represent the U.S. no later than 10 days prior to the event. Team USA is likely to be led by world No. 8 Madison Keys, while Germany is likely to be led by 2016 US Open champion and world No. 1 Angelique Kerber.
The USTA is also calling for volunteers and ballpersons for this Fed Cup match-up. To apply to be a volunteer, individuals can now visit www.usta.com/fedcup for additional information.
The USTA has partnered with the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Royal Lahaina Resort, Kaanapali Beach Resort Association and Maui Visitors Bureau to bring this event to Maui.
The United States holds an 8-5 head-to-head record over Germany in Fed Cup. The U.S. last faced Germany in the 2011 World Group Playoffs in Stuttgart, Germany, where Germans swept the Americans, 5-0. The U.S. last defeated Germany in the 2008 World Group First Round in La Jolla, Calif., 4-1.
The U.S. leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, the last coming in 2000. The U.S. is 38-6 all-time in Fed Cup ties played at home and holds an overall 146-36 record. For more information, including access to player and historical Fed Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/fedcup or www.fedcup.com. Follow the U.S. Fed Cup Team on Twitter @USFedCupTeam. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Fed Cup Team.
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