By Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Thursday, November 2, 2023
A pair of former Grand Slam champions lead the United States’ quest to regain the Billie Jean King Cup next week.
Tennis Channel will broadcast the year-end Billie Jean King Cup Finals November 7-12, live from Seville, Spain.
The Americans are playing for a record-extending 19th tournament championship with a team led by 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, 2020 Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin, former Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins, Taylor Townsend and Peyton Stearns.
Live coverage begins at 5 a.m. ET Tuesday, November 7th, on Tennis Channel.
The event follows a round-robin format, with four groups of three countries each, guaranteeing two head-to-head matchups for every participant. Group winners advance to the semifinals, with a spot in the championship up for grabs. Tuesday, November 7, through Saturday, November 11, there are two sessions per day, at 5 a.m. ET and 11 a.m. ET respectively., covering the round-robin and semifinal rounds.
The final takes place Sunday, November 12th, at 10 a.m. ET.
Head-to-head matchups consist of two singles matches and one doubles, with the winner of two advancing. The United States will play Switzerland first, on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. ET. It will compete against the Czech Republic Friday, Nov. 10, also at 11 a.m. ET. For a complete schedule please visit https://www.billiejeankingcup.com/en/format.
Tennis Channel plans to show 25 live hours of Billie Jean King Cup coverage this year, and another 20 hours of encore replays. Its second channel, T2, will cover the event live November 7-10, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. ET daily. In addition to live play, subscription service Tennis Channel Plus will make all Billie Jean King Cup finals matchups available on-demand at their conclusion.
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