U.S. vs. Italy Fed Cup Tix On Sale


57050556Single-day tickets for the ’10 Fed Cup Final between the U.S. and Italy — scheduled for Nov. 6-7 at the San Diego Sports Arena — have been released and will be available for public sale starting Mon., Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Tickets for either the Saturday or Sunday session start at $40. Tickets can be purchased online usta.com or ticketmaster.com; by phone at (888) 334-8782; or in person at the San Diego Sports Arena Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Two-day ticket packages remain available for sale.

The best-of-five match series begins Nov. 6, with two singles matches. Sunday’s schedule will feature two reverse singles matches, followed by a doubles match.

U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez must submit an initial four-woman roster 10 days prior to the tie. It is expected that the core group of Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and world No. 1 doubles player Liezel Huber will compete, while leaving a roster spot open to potentially allow Serena Williams to participate. Venus Williams is sidelined with a knee injury for the remainder of the year.

This will mark the first time the Fed Cup Final has been played in the U.S. since ’00, when the U.S. won their record 17^th Fed Cup title. The match-up between the U.S. and Italy will mark the second consecutive Fed Cup Final between the two nations; the U.S. lost to Italy on a slow red clay court in Reggio Calabria, Italy last year, 4-0.