WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will play as part of the United States Fed Cup Team versus Latvia in a Fed Cup qualifying competition slated for Feb. 7-8 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash.
The qualifying competition versus Latvia is a best-of-five match series played over two days with each country bringing a team of four or five players. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 with two singles matches between each country’s No. 1 and No. 2 players. Two reverse singles matches between each country’s No. 1 and No. 2s, and the doubles match will follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
The winner of the matchup advances to the 2020 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, April 14-19 in Budapest, Hungary, where 12 nations will play for the title in a single venue.
The U.S. team can feature as many as five players, and the final nominations must be made by 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The U.S. currently has seven players in the Top 30 of the world rankings.
Matches will be played at Angel of the Winds Arena on a temporary indoor hard court, with an amended schedule possible for Saturday should one nation clinch victory in the third of fourth singles match.
Williams last played the Fed Cup in February 2018 following the birth of her daughter in her return to competition. She is 13-0 in singles and 3-2 in doubles over 10 Fed Cup ties over