The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has today announced that the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Play-off tie between Mexico and Great Britain on 5-6 February 2021 will now be hosted by Great Britain.
The Billie Jean King Cup Committee voted in favour of reversing the choice of ground due to delays to the organisation of the tie resulting from the ongoing Presidential election process within the Federación Mexicana de Tenis (FMT). With additional operational challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Committee has taken this decision to ensure that the organisers have sufficient time to successfully deliver a safe and secure tie.
The two teams will compete for a place in the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers in 2022. As Great Britain have been granted choice of ground on this occasion, the next meeting between the two nations will take place in Mexico.
The ITF and LTA will make an announcement regarding the venue for the tie in due course.
The Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas is the women’s World Cup of Tennis. Previously known as the Fed Cup, it is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 116 nations entered in 2020. The competition is 57 years old, having been founded in 1963. The inaugural Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Finals will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 13-18 April 2021. The Finals will feature 12 teams – the two finalists from 2019, the host nation, a wild card and eight qualifiers.