Italy to host US in 1st round of 2013 Fed Cup
Italy will host the United States in the first round of the 2013 Fed Cup.
Other matchups for the Feb. 9-10 first round: Australia at the Czech Republic, Japan at Russia, and the Slovak Republic at Serbia.
The semifinals are scheduled for April 20-21, and the final Nov. 2-3.
The International Tennis Federation announced the draw Wednesday.
The reigning champion Czech Republic will host Serbia in this year's Fed Cup final in November.