The United States Tennis Association has announced that Coco Gauff and the United States Billie Jean King Cup Team will play at the Delray Beach Tennis Center April 14–15 in a 2023 match against Austria.
Billie Jean King Cup — celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023 — was formerly known as the Fed Cup and has more than 100 nations competing every year. The qualifying competition is one of nine being held around the world in April, with the winners of each advancing to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in the fall to compete for the title. The United States leads all nations in all-time titles with 18.
“The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is thrilled to host the Billie Jean King Cup in The Palm Beaches,” said George Linley, executive director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “This is a premier international team tennis event that will be exciting for sports fans around the world as well as our local hospitality and business community which will benefit greatly from the economic impact brought by an influx of visitors.”
The Qualifier is a best-of-five match series that begins April 14 with two singles matches. Two reverse singles matches and a doubles match will follow on April 15. Last year’s U.S. home tie in Asheville, North Carolina, had an estimated $8 million economic impact.
Gauff is set to compete for the American team with captain Kathy Rinaldi, who will nominate a total of four or five players to compete against the Austrians. The U.S. currently has nine players ranked in the world Top 50. The final team nominations will be made no later than March 13.