Fed Cup champs open in Asheville, NC

The U.S. Fed Cup team players have been champions for barely 48 hours.

And already they have to think about doing it all over again.

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The USTA announced Tuesday that the Americans’ first-round tie against the Netherlands will take place in Asheville, NC on Feb. 10 and 11.

The US Cellular Center, which will host the tie, is a multi-purpose arena that seats about 7,600.

It will be the first time for Fed Cup in North Carolina since they played in Charlotte, back in 2002.

One of the changes made by the International Tennis Federation at its annual general meeting last August was that the finalists would automatically get home-court advantage for their first round the following year.

It’s a tidbit, but it’s better than holding the Cup and having to travel somewhere halfway around the globe after the Australian Open.

The presale for USTA members began Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. and ends Thursday. Click here to if you’re a USTA member and want to get in on that.

General tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

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