The ITF confirmed the calendar dates for the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas:
World Group first round January 31 – February 2
World Group quarterfinals April 4-6
World Group semifinals and play-offs September 12-14
World Group Final November 21-23
The draw for the 2014 Davis Cup competition will take place in London on Wednesday, September 18.
The 2013 Davis Cup World Group semifinals and World Group play-offs will take place on September 13-15. In the semifinals, Serbia is at home to Canada, and Czech Republic is at home to Argentina. The winners will contest the World Group Final on November 15-17.
Chinese tennis trailblazer and reigning Australian Open champion Li Na today brought down the curtain on a glittering 15-year professional career with the announcement of her official retirement from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
Serena Williams slept through American morning television appearances this week, leaving several morning chat shows high and dry after partying until the small hours in New York with losing finalist and good friend Caroline Wozniacki.
By the time Roy Emerson had won the Swiss Open title at Gstaad five times in the sixties and returned to lose in the final to Ilie Natsase in 1973, he was falling in the love with the place. For a country boy from the flat Out Back of Queensland, the soaring Alps encased in their mountain greenery which were so visible from his room at the imposing Palace Hotel offered a spellbindingly different view during the summer months.
The 2015 Davis Cup World Group draw ceremony took place on Thursday in Dubai and it produced a rematch of this year's first-round tie between the United States and Great Britain. Team USA, which lost to the visiting Brits in San Diego, Calif., will go on the road March 6-8 of next season at a specific site to be determined.
After a quarter century of questionably-successful exploits, the USTA Player Development (PD) division is, once again, making a change. Patrick McEnroe no longer sports the PD crown, and the National Board has begun the search for a successor. Having spent the last two decades watching regime after regime take the PD division’s reigns – only to drop them a few years later after effecting policies that have yet to produce a US Champion – I’m inclined to offer some thoughts...