Seville to host 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals

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Seville will host the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals, the International Tennis Federation has announced.

The showpiece women's team event, featuring 12 nations, will take place from November 7-12, the ITF said on Wednesday.

It is the first time since 2008 that Spain has hosted the finals of the competition, known until 2020 as the Fed Cup.

Last season, Aussie captain Alicia Molik was able to name a full-strength team to take to Scotland.

On court, spearheaded by Ajla Tomljanovic, the Aussies saw off Slovakia, Belgium and Great Britain to reach the final, where they lost out to Switzerland.

The Swiss, the Aussies and wildcard pick Poland will be joined in Spain by nine nations that came through the recent qualifiers: hosts Spain, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Slovenia and the United States

The teams will compete in four round-robin groups of three, with the four group winners progressing to the semi-finals.

The draw for the groups takes place on May 24.

Seville will also host the Finals in 2024.