France Picks Site for Fed Cup Semi vs. U.S.

February 26, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., (Feb. 26, 2018) – France will host the United States at the Aréna du Pays d’Aix in Aix-en-Provence, France, on an indoor clay court in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal, April 21-22.

The U.S. is 11-2 all-time against France in Fed Cup competition in a rivalry dating back to 1966. France won the last meeting in the 2014 World Group Playoff in St. Louis, 3-2, in a fifth-and-decisive doubles rubber. The U.S. last beat France in the 2010 World Group First Round, 4-1, in Lievin, France.

The U.S. Fed Cup Team won its record 18th Fed Cup title in November against Belarus, 3-2, in Minsk. This was the U.S.’s first Fed Cup title since 2000.

The United States is looking to reach back-to-back Fed Cup finals for the first time since finishing runner-up in 2009-10, while France is looking for a place in its second final since 2005.

Earlier this year, the United States defeated the Netherlands, 3-1, in the World Group First Round in Asheville, N.C., while France beat Belgium, 3-2, in a fifth-and-decisive doubles rubber in Mouilleron le Captif, France.

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