The draw for the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifiers took place in Glasgow ahead of the 2022 Final between Switzerland and Australia on Sunday, and Great Britain, who lost in the semi-finals here on Saturday, have drawn France.
It will a home qualifying tie for a place in the 2023 BJK Cup Finals, and will be played from 14-15 April, with the venue yet to be announced.
The 2023 Qualifiers will feature 18 teams competing in 9 home-and-away ties on 14-15 April:
- 10 nations that finished in 3rd-12th place at 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow
- 8 winners of the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs on 11-12 November
The winners of the qualifiers will advance to next year’s finals, while the losing nations will have to compete in a play-off tie later in the year to return to qualifying for 2024.
As finalists this year, Switzerland and Australia qualify automatically for the 2023 Finals, while the host nation will receive the 12th place at the event unless it has has already qualified, in which case a wild-card will be awarded to a team that has not already qualified.
The 2023 Finals will take place in November, with the host nation to be confirmed at a later date.
Team GB reached the semi-finals of the Finals for the first time since 1981 this year, narrowly missing out on a place in the final in the match tiebreak of the deciding doubles rubber against Australia.
France were defeated by Italy in the qualifiers earlier this year, but recorded a 3-1 win over the Netherlands, thanks to victories from WTA Finals champion Caroline Garcia, Alizé Cornet and Diane Parry.
The full draw for the Qualifiers is as follows:
- Spain (1) (c)* v Mexico
- Ukraine (c)* v Czech Republic (2)
- Great Britain (c)* v France (3)
- Canada (4) (c) v Belgium
- USA (5) (c) v Austria
- Slovakia (6) (c) v Italy
- Germany (7) (c) v Brazil
- Kazakhstan (8) (c)* v Poland
- Slovenia (c)* v Romania (9)
(#) = seed; (c) = choice of ground; * = choice of ground decided by lot