Format and schedule
What is the Billie Jean King Cup?
The Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas, formerly known as the Fed Cup, is the World Cup of women’s tennis.
In September 2020, the competition was officially named in honour of 39-time Grand Slam Champion King, who won it 10 times in her career: seven times as a player and four times as a captain (including once as a player-captain).
It offers players from around the world the chance to represent their country and, with more than 100 nations involved, is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport.
How does it work?
The Billie Jean King Cup is split into four sections: the Finals, Qualifiers, Play-Offs and Groups.
The 12 leading teams contest the Finals at one location over six days. The 2022 Finals will take place in November, with the location yet to be announced.
In order to make the Finals teams must win a Qualifier. This year Great Britain will take on Czech Republic in the qualifiers in April.
If they lose the qualifier, they will have to compete in a Play-off tie for a spot in next year's qualifiers.
Full details around the format of the Billie Jean King Cup can be found here.