ITF Press Release, November 6, 2021
The ITF has announced the draw for the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifiers, which took place in Prague in advance of the 2021 final between the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) and Switzerland on Saturday.
The 2022 Qualifiers will feature 18 teams competing in nine home-and-away ties on 15-16 April: the 10 nations which finished in 3rd-12th place at the 2021 Finals, and the eight winning nations from the 2021 Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs (including Romania, the highest-ranked losing nation from the Play-offs). By reaching the final in Prague this week, RTF and Switzerland have qualified automatically for the 2022 Finals.
The nine winning nations in the Qualifiers will advance to the 2022 Finals, while the nine losing nations will compete in the 2022 Play-offs. The full draw for the Qualifiers is as follows:
Australia (s) (c) v Slovakia
Italy (c) v France (s)
USA (s) (c) v Ukraine
Czech Republic (s) (c)* v Great Britain
Belarus (s) (c)* v Belgium
Kazakhstan (c)* v Germany (s)
Canada (s) (c)* v Latvia
Netherlands (c)* v Spain (s)
Poland (c)* v Romania (s)
(s) = seed; (c) = choice of ground; * = choice of ground decided by lot
The list of dates for the 2022 competition have been confirmed, with the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Finals being played on 8-13 November.
The venue for the 2022 Finals will be announced at a later date with the host nation guaranteed a place in the Finals. If the host nation has already qualified for the Finals, the highest-ranked losing nation from the 2022 Qualifiers will be awarded a wild card.
The full schedule for 2022 is as follows:
w/c 11 April: Regional Group I events (Americas, Asia/Oceania, Europe/Africa)
15-16 April: Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers
8-13 November: Billie Jean King Cup Finals
11-12 November: Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs