The USTA announced that single-day tickets for the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas final tie between the United States and Italy at the San Diego Sports Arena, November 6-7, have been released and will be available for public sale starting Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m. PT.
Tickets for either the Saturday or Sunday session will be sold with prices from as low as $40. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting USTA.com or ticketmaster.com
; by phone at 888-334-8782; or in person at the San Diego Sports Arena Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Two-day ticket packages remain available for sale.
The best-of-five match series begins Saturday, November 6, with two singles matches, featuring each country’s No. 1 player against the other country’s No. 2 player. Sunday’s schedule will feature two "reverse singles" matches, when the No. 1 players square off followed by the No. 2 players meeting each other, followed by a doubles match.
U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez must submit an initial four-woman roster 10 days prior to the tie. It is expected that the core group of Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and world No. 1 doubles player Liezel Huber will compete, while leaving a roster spot open to potentially allow Serena Williams to participate. Venus Williams is sidelined with a knee injury for the remainder of 2010.
This will mark the first time the Fed Cup Final has been played in the United States since 2000, when the U.S. won their record 17th Fed Cup title. The match-up between the U.S. and Italy will mark the second consecutive Fed Cup Final between the two nations; the U.S. lost to Italy on a slow red clay court in Reggio Calabria, Italy last year, 4-0.
Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the U.S. vs. Italy Fed Cup Final.
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the world’s largest annual international women’s team competition with 87 countries competing this year. The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, the last coming in 2000, and is one of eight nations competing for the 2010 Fed Cup title as part of the Fed Cup World Group.
Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Fed Cup team.