FED CUP: The U.S. team will play its first-round match in Portoroz, Slovenia, on clay. The April 24-25 matches will be the first Cup meeting between the countries. As host, Slovenia chose the surface.
The best-of-five series will mark Zina Garrison's debut as the U.S. team's captain. She replaced Billie Jean King last month and has until April 14 to announce her roster. The United States lost the 2003 Cup final to France.