Seville has been awarded hosting rights for the next two editions of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals as part of a deal with the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
The agreement covers the 2023 and 2024 events and also includes an option to extend into 2025. Further details about the venue will be confirmed by the ITF in due course.
The announcement means that the Spanish region of Andalucía will stage the Finals of both of the ITF’s premier team competitions this year after Malaga was awarded hosting rights to the knockout stage of the Davis Cup Finals in 2022 and 2023.
The Billie Jean King Cup Finals will take place in Seville from November 7-12, marking the first time that Spain has hosted the event since 2008. The knockout stage of the Davis Cup Finals will then be held in Malaga from November 21-26.
The ITF also announced yesterday (Wednesday) that Cordoba, also in Andalucía, will host the Billie Jean King Cup Juniors Finals and the Davis Cup Juniors Finals later this year. Details of dates and venues for these two events will be announced in due course.
Arturo Bernal, Andalucía’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, said: “Andalucía has earned the right to be a privileged destination to host important international sport events.
“Everyone wants to come to our land, due to the warm welcome we give to athletes, and for having top-level facilities for practicing sports, which is why it is a satisfaction that the ITF has once again trusted us so that the community becomes the first region to host the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup Finals in the same year, as well as the junior category of both events. In short, Andalusia once again becomes the House of International Sports.”
David Haggerty, ITF president, added: “We are excited to be bringing the showpiece finals of the men’s and women’s World Cup of Tennis to Andalucía this year, as well as the junior finals of both competitions.
“The region has a rich history of staging fantastic tennis events at all levels and we are very confident the region will do justice to the prestige of each of our events. Throughout the various stages of each event this year we have seen how much it means to players – both professional and junior – to represent their countries, and I have no doubt that passion will be on show in November.”