“Czech Republic, Slovenia are first winners at Billie Jean King Cup Finals”
The Czech Republic and Slovenia were the first winners in group play at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals, which kicked off on Tuesday in Seville, Spain. This week, 12 nations will be competing for the prestigious team title in women’s tennis. Four round-robin groups of three countries each will contest group play through Friday. The four group winners advance into the knockout semifinals on Saturday. The championship tie will take place on Sunday. The Czech Republic started strongly on Tuesday by winning its Group A tie over defending champion Switzerland. The Czechs aim to return to the form of their dominant era last decade, when they won six Billie Jean King Cup titles in eight years between 2011 and 2018.