Draws Announced For Fed Cup World Group And World Group II Play-Offs

The ties will be held on 20-21 April.

Fed cup Belgium Belgium will travel to Spain (photo: ITF/Imagellan)

ITF Press Release, February 12, 2019

The ITF has announced the draws for the 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs on 20-21 April.

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS

Czech Republic (1) (c) v Canada

USA (2) (c) (*) v Switzerland

Latvia (c) (*) v Germany (3)

Belgium (4) (c) v Spain

WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

Russia (1) (c) v Italy

Japan (c) v Netherlands (2)

Great Britain (3) (c) (*) v Kazakhstan

Slovakia (4) (c) (*) v Brazil

[#] = seed

[c] = choice of ground

[*] = choice of ground decided by lot

The seeds are based on the new Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 11 February. The deadline for confirmation of the play-off venues is 5 March.

The four winners of the World Group play-offs will qualify for the 2020 World Group while the four losing nations will contest the 2020 World Group II. The four winners of the World Group II play-offs will qualify for the 2020 World Group II, while the four losing nations will contest their respective Group I events in 2020.

The World Group and World Group II play-offs will take place alongside the semifinals on 20-21 April. In the semifinals, Australia will be at home to Belarus and France will host Romania.