Swiatek, Switzerland, Seville: everything you always wanted to know about the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup (but never had time to find out)

Here are some facts and figures about the biggest team competition in women’s tennis

Belinda Bencic Bencic and Teichmann sealed the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup for Switzerland (Imago/Panoramic)

When do the finals of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup take place?

The finals of the Billie Jean King Cup take place from the 7th to the 12th November.

Where do the finals of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup take place?

The finals of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup are being hosted in Seville, Spain.

Which countries will compete in the finals of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup?

Australia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Czechia, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Kazakhstan, USA, Germany and Poland will compete in the finals of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup.

The 12 nations are organised into four groups of three teams, with the winners of each group progressing to the semi-finals.

Who is in each group for the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup finals?

The groups are organised as follows:

Group A: Switzerland, Czechia, USA
Group B: Australia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia
Group C: Spain, Canada, Poland
Group D: France, Italy, Germany

Will Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff be playing in the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup finals?

Iga Swiatek has not been named in the Poland team for the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup finals. She also missed last year’s event. The world No 2 has spoken recently about the tough decisions she has to make around her scheduling, and confirmed she would play only Tokyo, Beijing, and the WTA Finals this autumn.

Coco Gauff will not be in the USA team either. Jessica Pegula, the world No 4, is also missing – she and Gauff will both be playing in singles and doubles at the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, which finish two days before the Billie Jean King Cup finals start.

There will be plenty of Grand Slam champions in action, including singles winners Marketa Vondrousova and Barbora Krejcikova of Czechia, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, and Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens of the USA.

Which players will be competing at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup finals?

The squads are as follows:

Kimberly Birrell
Storm Hunter
Daria Saville
Ajla Tomljanovic
Ellen Perez
Captain: Alicia Molik

Leylah Fernandez
Rebecca Marino
Eugenie Bouchard
Marina Stakusic
Gabriela Dabrowski
Captain: Heidi El Tabakh

Marketa Vondrousova
Karolina Muchova
Barbora Krejcikova
Linda Noskova
Katerina Siniakova
Captain: Petr Pala

Caroline Garcia
Varvara Gracheva
Clara Burel
Alize Cornet
Kristina Mladenovic           
Captain: Julien Benneteau

Tatjana Maria
Anna-Lena Friedsam
Laura Siegemund
Eva Lys
Jule Niemeier
Captain: Rainer Schüttler

Jasmine Paolini
Elisabetta Cocciaretto
Martina Trevisan
Lucia Bronzetti
Lucrezia Stefanini
Captain: Tathiana Garbin

Elena Rybakina
Yulia Putintseva
Zhibek Kulambayeva
Aruzhan Sagandikova
Anna Danilina
Captain: Yaroslava Shvedova

Magda Linette
Magdalena Frech
Katarzyna Kawa
Weronika Falkowska
Captain: Dawid Celt

Tamara Zidansek
Kaja Juvan
Veronika Erjavec
Nina Potocnik
Ela Nala Milic
Captain: Andrej Krasevec

Paula Badosa
Sara Sorribes Tormo
Rebeka Masarova
Cristina Bucsa
Marina Bassols Ribera
Captain: Anabel Medina Garrigues

Belinda Bencic
Viktorija Golubic
Celine Naef
Jil Teichmann 
Captain: Heinz Guenthardt

Madison Keys
Sofia Kenin
Danielle Collins
Sloane Stephens
Taylor Townsend
Captain: Kathy Rinaldi

Has the Billie Jean King Cup had any other name?

The Billie Jean King was previously known as the Fed Cup, and the Federation Cup before that. It was named in honour of Billie Jean King in 2020, recognising her achievements in the sport, not least winning the tournament ten times as either a player or captain.

Who are the defending champions?

Switzerland are the defending Billie Jean King Cup champions, beating Australia in the 2022 final, held in Glasgow. Jil Teichmann defeated Storm Sanders 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, and Belinda Bencic beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-1 to complete the triumph.

Can I buy tickets for the Billie Jean King Cup finals?

Tickets for the Billie Jean King Cup finals are on sale.

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