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Delray Beach to host Fed Cup in April

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PNB Paribas is sticking with Indian Wells through 2018.
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP)

The U.S. Fed Cup team's playoff against Sweden on April 20-21 will be played at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.

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The U.S. Tennis Association announced the choice of Delray Beach, Fla., as host city on Tuesday.

The Delray Beach Tennis Center will be the first U.S. venue to have staged three Fed Cup matchups. The United States beat Belgium in 2005 and 2007 there.

The Sweden-U.S. winner will return to the main World Group for Fed Cup in 2014, with a chance to win the title.

This will be the fifth time the countries face each other in the Fed Cup. The U.S. leads Sweden 3-1.

 


 

Also on Tuesday, BNP Paribas announced it has extended its title sponsorship of the BNP Paribas Open in the California desert through 2018.

This year's tournament, which combines the ATP and WTA tours, runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The company began its five-year sponsorship of the Indian Wells tournament in 2009. It also sponsors the French Open, Davis Cup and Fed Cup, four ATP Masters 1000 events, and the year-end WTA Championships.

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