Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women's tennis, launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation.
The list of players who have competed in the Fed Cup is impressive to say the least. Many of the game’s all-time greats, along with the current crop of talents, have featured in the competition throughout its history.
Players such as Billie-Jean King, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Conchita Martinez and Martina Hingis all enjoyed successful Fed Cup careers.
More recently, Venus and Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Francesca Schiavone and Petra Kvitova have all lifted the trophy.
The Fed Cup is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body of tennis. With over 200 member nations, it’s one of the largest federations in world of sports.
This is the first time the Fed Cup has come to the State of Washington. Friday matches begin at 7pm, Saturday matches begin at 3pm. Doors open 1 hour before matches.