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World News March 16, 2024

Tennis: China to host Davis Cup Finals group stage matches for first time

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that China will host Davis Cup Finals group stage matches for the first time in September. The Hengqin International Tennis Center in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, will host one of the four groups, with the other three held in Manchester, Valencia, and Bologna from September 10 to 15. The Unipol Arena in Bologna and the Pabellon Fuente de San Luis in Valencia will host the group stage for the third consecutive year, while the AO Arena in Manchester will host for the second consecutive year. Sixteen teams will compete in groups of four, with the top two from each group advancing to the final eight in Malaga, Spain, from November 19 to 24. Italy, Australia, Britain, and Spain hold wildcard entries, while the remaining 12 teams qualified through various means. The draw for the group stage will occur on March 19 at the ITF offices in London, streamed live on the Davis Cup website and social media channels.

Source – CGTN

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