World Team Cup 2019: Qualifiers confirmed02.11.2018
Winners of each regional event face-off at Finals in Israel
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed the dates and venues for the four 2019 BNP Paribas World Team Cup regional qualification events.
The winners of the men's and women's events at each of the four regional competitions will earn qualification for the Finals, due to take place in Ramat Hasharon, Israel from 13-18 May.
The Americas Qualifications will take place at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, USA, between 29 January and 1 February. It also hosted this year’s qualification, where USA’s men and Argentina’s women reached the Finals.
Nairobi, Kenya, will also once again stage the African Qualifications from 14-17 February. Morocco and Kenya won the men’s and women’s competitions in 2018.
For the first time since regional qualification competitions were introduced in 2012, the Asian Qualifications will be held at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 1-4 March. Japan’s men and South Korea’s women reached the Finals this year.
The line-up is completed with the European Qualifications, which will be held for the third successive year in Vilamoura, Portugal, between 2 and 6 April. Spain men’s and Great Britain women’s teams claimed the spots this year.
Apart from the four qualified teams, the top 10 men’s, top eight women’s and top six quad teams in the rankings will compete in the Finals. A number of wild cards will also be awarded.
The defending champions are Netherlands (women), Japan (men) and Australia (quad).