The ITF announced today that it is increasing its live online coverage of ties in the 2011 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. The World Group II play-offs have been added to the list of ties that will feature on the official Fed Cup website, FedCup.com and FedCup.com/es, on 16-17 April.
A total of nine ties will now be covered live in English and Spanish during the weekend, highlighted by the World Group semifinals between Russia and Italy in Moscow, and Belgium and Czech Republic in Charleroi. There are also four ties in the World Group play-offs, and three ties in the World Group II play-offs, with the remaining World Group II play-off between Japan and Argentina postponed until 16-17 July.
Live scoring will be available for all ties, while both websites will also feature reports, blogs, photographs, audio interviews and full results. There is also the Fed Cup Radio audio service. Additional on-line coverage will be available via the Fed Cup twitter and Facebook pages in both English and Spanish.
Team nominations for next weekâ€™s ties will be announced on Wednesday 6 April, with the draws held on Friday 15 April.
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in womenâ€™s sport, with 90 nations entered in 2011. The event was established in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Partner) and BoscoSport (Official Clothing Sponsor) are international sponsors, and Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com and www.fedcup.com/es.