June 6, 2012: The ITF has announced the draws for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II. The draws took place today at the Musée de la Fédération Française de Tennis at Roland Garros in Paris. The first round ties will be held on 9-10 February 2013.
WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND
CZECH REPUBLIC (*) v Australia
ITALY v United States
RUSSIA (*) v Japan
SERBIA v Slovak Republic
WORLD GROUP II FIRST ROUND
Switzerland (*) v BELGIUM
Argentina (*) v SWEDEN
Spain (*) v UKRAINE
France v GERMANY
Home teams listed first
Seeds in capitals
(*) = choice of ground decided by lot
DATES FOR 2013 FED CUP BY BNP PARIBAS
World Group and World Group II first round: 9-10 February 2013
World Group semifinals / World Group and World Group II play-offs: 20-21 April 2013
World Group Final: 2-3 November 2013
The 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Czech Republic and Serbia will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 3-4 November.
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 90 nations entered in 2012. The event will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2013. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and BoscoSport (Official Clothing Sponsor) are international sponsors, and Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com, www.fedcup.com/es and www.twitter.com/fedcup.