It’s Fed Cup time!!!
Where: Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Florida
When: April 22-23
Who: USA VS The Czech Republic
The best-of-five match series begins on Saturday, April 22, with two singles matches. Two reverse singles matches and the doubles match follow that on Sunday, April 23. Matches will be played on a temporary outdoor green clay court. The winner of the match-up will advance to the Fed Cup Final on Nov. 11-12
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Tampa Bay will be hosting Fed Cup for the first time. The U.S Fed Cup team has never lost a tie played in Florida. That said; the Czech Republic team has been dominant in Fed Cup in recent years, winning five titles in the last six years (2011-12, 2014-16). The U.S. Fed Cup team made its last appearance in the final in 2010, falling to Italy 3-1 in San Diego.
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Captain Kathy Rinaldi leads the U.S. team. Players are: No. 24 CoCo Vandeweghe, No. 36 Lauren Davis, No. 49 Shelby Rogers, and world No. 1 doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
The Czech Republic team is led by captain is Petr Pala and players: No. 38 Katerina Siniakova, No. 58 Kristyna Pliskova, No. 107 Denisa Allertova, and No. 233 Marketa Vondrousova.
We hope everyone will be watching these ladies play and be cheering for their favorite player(s). We at Wristpect Sport naturally are bias towards the U.S team because we are a U.S company and one of the U.S. team members, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, wears our unique wristbands! Be on the lookout for at least one member of Team USA to be wearing a little Wristpect Spirit on her wrist!
USA! USA! USA!
(FreeSpirit courtesy of Wristpect Sport!)