Great Britain to take on Sweden at home in Billie Jean King Cup Play-Offs
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Great Britain will take on Sweden at home at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs in November.
Following their 3-1 defeat to France at the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers in April, Great Britain missed out on the chance to qualify for the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals and will instead, head to the Play-offs.
Play-off matches will take place on either 10-11 or 11–12 November, with home nations having the choice of which dates to play. The winning nations will then advance to the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers in 2024, while losing nations will compete in regional Group I events.
The Play-offs will follow the same format as the Qualifiers, with each tie consisting of five rubbers – two singles matches on the first day and two singles match and a doubles match on the second.
Sweden are four-time Billie Jean King Cup quarter-finalists, having reached the last eight of the competition in 1970, 1977, 1980 and 1988.
The two nations have gone head-to-head six times, with the tie currently being level at 3-3. Their most recent meeting at the 2012 Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs saw Sweden storm to a 4-1 victory over a British team that comprised of Laura Robson, Heather Watson, Elena Baltacha and current Great Britain Billie Jean King Cup Captain, Anne Keothavong.
Further venue information and ticketing details will be confirmed soon.