After having been scheduled to take place elsewhere at one point, the Billie Jean King Cup match between France and the Netherlands will now be played in France. A “late” yet “pleasant” announcement.
The tennis match between the Netherlands and France for the Billie Jean King Cup (formerly known as the Fed Cup), which is set for the 11th and 12th of November, will ultimately take place in France, according to an announcement made on Wednesday by the French and international federations.
The statement made by the ITF of this change of program, which had the conference earlier planned to take place in the Netherlands, has been deemed “late” by the FFT. The FFT explains in a press release that they “are finally unable to organize this meeting,” but they do not elaborate on the reasons why the Netherlands is giving up hosting this dam.
“The FFT is surprised to have been notified of this decision in such a short amount of time, but it is thrilled with the opportunity to embrace this poster, which will allow Les Bleues to evolve once more in front of their audience.”
Includes the federation of France.
The French women’s tennis team has not competed at home since 2019, the year in which it won its most recent title in this competition while it was still known as the Fed Cup. The FFT has assured the public that it “has already set to work and will do everything possible to host this meeting in the best possible conditions.”
The Blues played their most recent home match in the Fed Cup at Rouen in April 2019, when they were competing in the semi-final stage of the competition. They defeated Simona Halep and Romania by a score of 3-2, and the success in the deciding doubles match was due to Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia’s performance.
Six months later, in November 2019, France won its third Fed Cup, this time in Australia, by the same score of 3-2 in Perth. This victory was made possible by Mladenovic and Garcia, who had reconciled before the deciding doubles match and still emerged triumphant.