Fed Cup Final Tickets Go on Sale Aug. 20th

August 3, 2010

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA announced today that tickets for the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between the United States and Italy, will go on sale on Friday, August 20, at 10 a.m. PST. The matches will be played at the San Diego Sports Arena, November 6-7.

This will mark the first time the Fed Cup Final has been played in the United States since 2000, when the U.S. won their record 17th Fed Cup title. The match-up between the U.S. and Italy will mark the second consecutive Fed Cup Final between the two nations. The U.S. lost to Italy on a slow red clay court in Reggio Calabria, Italy last year, 4-0.

The 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final will begin with two singles matches on Saturday, November 6. Sunday’s schedule features two singles matches followed by one doubles match on Sunday, November 7.

The San Diego Sports Arena will be hosting Fed Cup for the first time. The venue also was the site for the 1989 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal between the United States and France, and will become the eighth U.S. venue to host both a Davis Cup and Fed Cup tie.

Ticket prices range from $80 to $350 and are sold as two-day packages. Tickets can be purchased at or, or calling Ticketmaster at 888-334-USTA (8782)

The two-day, best-of-five match final is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA.

For more information about the U.S. Fed Cup team, visit

Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the U.S. vs. Italy Fed Cup Final.

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the world’s largest annual international women’s team competition with 87 countries competing this year. The ITF has final approval rights for all site selections. Per ITF regulations, the number of matches to be played on Sunday is subject to change. The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, the last coming in 2000, and is one of eight nations competing for the 2010 Fed Cup title as part of the Fed Cup World Group.