The U.S. Fed Cup team is coming back to North Carolina for the first time since 2002. The champion U.S. team hosts the Netherlands in Asheville, February 10th and 11th, to defend their title in the 2018 Fed Cup.
The annual Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women’s tennis. The men’s equivalent tennis competition is the Davis Cup. The Fed Cup was originally called the “Federation Cup” and began in 1963 as a celebration of the International Tennis Federation’s 50th anniversary.
The 2018 Fed Cup comes to Asheville with Team USA having won its record 18th Fed Cup title on November 12, 2017 against Belarus. This is Team USA’s first Fed Cup title since 2000 and a first time against the Netherlands since the 1998 World Group First Round. Team USA holds a 6-2 head-to-head record over the Netherlands in Fed Cup play.
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