WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 10, 2022 – The USTA and Billie Jean King Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi at this time introduced that Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff, Danielle Collins, Madison Keys and Taylor Townsend will symbolize the USA within the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals November 8-13 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Billie Jean King Cup is the World Cup of Tennis, and the six-day Finals will crown this yr’s champion. The Finals will characteristic 12 groups drawn into 4 teams to compete in a round-robin format, with the Group winners advancing to the knockout-style semifinals. The U.S. was drawn into Group D and can play Poland (Wednesday, November 9, 4 p.m. native time) and the Czech Republic (Friday, November 11, 4:30 p.m. native time) with hopes of advancing to the semifinals and past.
Every tie will probably be a best-of-three competitors with two singles matches and one doubles match performed on an indoor laborious courtroom inside Glasgow’s Emirates Area. The complete subject, schedule and ticketing data is accessible at billiejeankingcup.com.
America is the all-time chief with 18 Billie Jean King Cup titles and can hope so as to add to that this yr by bringing a crew with 4 High-20 singles gamers and two High-10 doubles gamers.
Pegula, 28, is ranked No. 6 in each singles and doubles and is the USA’s top-ranked singles participant. The Buffalo native reached the quarterfinals at 3 of 4 majors this yr and helped the U.S. crew advance to the Finals by profitable its Qualifying tie in April. That is her third Billie Jean King Cup nomination.
Gauff, 18, is ranked No. 8 in singles and No. 5 in doubles and held the world No. 1 doubles rating this summer time. The Delray Seashore, Fla., native reached the singles closing at Roland Garros this yr, the youngest American to succeed in a significant singles closing since Serena Williams in 1999, and was a Junior Billie Jean King Cup champion in 2018. That is her second Billie Jean King Cup nomination.
Keys, 27, is ranked No. 18 in singles and has been ranked as excessive as No. 7. A 2017 US Open singles finalist, the Rock Island, Ailing., native and Orlando resident reached the semifinals of the Australian Open this yr and defeated world No. 1 Iga Swiatek this summer time. That is her seventh Billie Jean King Cup nomination since debuting in 2014.
Collins, 28, is ranked No. 19 in singles and has additionally been ranked as excessive as No. 7. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native reached the finals of the Australian Open this yr, and has been ranked within the High 40 5 out of six years since profitable her second NCAA singles title in 2016. That is her fourth Billie Jean King Cup nomination.
Townsend, 26, is ranked No. 34 in doubles and No. 195 in singles. That is the debut Billie Jean King Cup nomination for the Chicago native who returned to competitors in April after almost two years away to offer start to her son. Townsend was ranked as excessive as No. 61 in singles in 2018 and is a former world junior No. 1. She gained the Junior Billie Jean King Cup title below then-captain Rinaldi in 2012.
Billie Jean King Cup is the world’s largest annual worldwide crew competitors in ladies’s sport, with roughly 100 nations participating annually. Deloitte is the official sponsor of the U.S. Billie Jean King Cup Staff.