WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. Fed Cup team's quarterfinal against Belgium on April 23-24 will be in Delray Beach, Fla.
The U.S. Tennis Association announced the choice of the site Tuesday. The Delray Beach Tennis Center hosted the U.S. Davis Cup team's quarterfinal victory over Sweden last year. The United States owns a 3-0 Fed Cup record against Belgium, whose top two players -- former No. 1s Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters -- are both currently sidelined.
I agree with you (it's only about a 35-40 minute drive for me), and I think other tennis fans will be thinking the same way.
I'm sure it'll be tempting for V and S to play close to home
"The efforts of the City of Delray Beach and the enthusiastic response by area fans made last April’s Davis Cup one of the most successful events in U.S. team event history," said Arlen Kantarian, Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, USTA. "We’re thrilled to bring this special brand of team tennis back to Delray Beach, and we look forward to another loud and patriotic sold-out crowd."
When told that Venus and Serena Williams lived less than a hour away from the venue, Kantarian replied, "Really? I did not know that. What a coincidence!"
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