SEVILLA will host the ‘world cup of women’s tennis‘ this November with the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
From November 7-12, the Andalucian capital will see 12 teams from across the globe compete in the 60th edition of the tournament.
The exciting event will take place in the Estadio de la Cartuja and tickets are still available to buy from just €15 each.
Players from Spain, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland and the USA will be taking part in the tournament.
World number four Elena Rybakina will be competing for Kazakhstan. The Czech Republic will also bring strong competition with world number six Marekta Vondrousova and world number 8, Karolina Muchova.
Last year, Switzerland beat Australia 2-0 to win their first ever victory in the event, donning the iconic Billie Blue jackets.
The stadium has been transformed for the tournament, with specially-laid hardcourts, a fan zone, entertainment and activities including tennis challenges, player autograph sessions and live music.
Part of a wider partnership between The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Junta de Andalucia, the Davis Cup Juniors Finals will also take place in Cordoba from October 30- November 5, followed by the Billie Jean King Cup Junior Finals from the 6-12 of November.
The Davis Cup Finals will also be held in Malaga on the 21-26 of November.
The tournament has a rich history in the country, with the USA and Spain battling for the top spot on the podium in the 1990s, when Billie Jean King was the USA team captain.
Speaking at a virtual press conference, she said: “It will be fantastic to be in Spain. It has a rich Billie Jean King Cup history and people keep telling me that Seville is beautiful.
“I really can’t wait to get back there. Flamenco originated there – and I love flamenco. When we played Spain in Madrid, I went every single night to watch flamenco after the matches”.
ITF President David Haggerty, said: “I am sure Seville will provide the perfect setting for the electric atmosphere of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals…Throughout the various stages of the event this year we have seen how much it means to players to represent their countries, and I have no doubt that passion will be on show again in Seville”.
Arturo Bernal, Region of Andalucia Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, added: “Andalucía has earned the right to become a destination for important international sport events. Everyone wants to come to our region due to the warm welcome we give to athletes and the top-level facilities we can provide”.
To get tickets, visit your nearest El Corte Ingles or Taquilla.es.
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