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U.S. Opens 2003 Fed Cup at Home

November 1, 2002

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MASPALOMAS, Canary Islands (AP) _ The United States on Friday drew a home match against the Czech Republic for the first round of the 2003 Fed Cup.

If the United States defeats the Czech Republic next April 26-27, it will host either Italy or Sweden in the Fed Cup quarterfinals, to be played July 19-20. The finals are set for the week of Nov. 17 when the four nations that reach the semifinals compete in a location to be determined by the International Tennis Federation.

In the rest of Friday’s draw, first round pairings set have Italy at Sweden, Austria at Belgium, Slovak Republic at Germany, Slovenia at Argentina, Croatia at Russia, Australia at Spain and Colombia at France.

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