As the year is drawing to its end, so is the ongoing Billie Jean King Cup 2022. The premier international women’s team tournament is scheduled to conclude with the finals beginning this November 8th.
The Billie Jean King Cup 2022 or BJK Cup is the largest premier women’s tennis tournament launched in 1963. The international team-based event is held annually under the authorization of ITF.
Every year, the event begins with three regional tournaments: Americas Zone, Asia/ Oceania Zone, and Europe/ Africa Zone. Upon completion of the regional qualifiers, 8 seeded and another 8 unseeded teams are selected for a play-off session. Finally, 12 of the 16 teams are currently selected to compete in the finals this year.
Last year, the Russian Tennis Federation won the championship. They did so by defeating Switzerland via a 2-0 score during the finals. Unfortunately, the Russian team was automatically disqualified due to their suspension status for the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. As such, they won’t be participating in the upcoming event. Whereas, Switzerland gets the automatic qualification thanks to their 2021 finalist status.
When will be Billie Jean King Cup 2022 held?
- Start Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
- End Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
- Time: 05:00 a.m. ET
The final week of the Billie Jean King Cup 2022 is scheduled to begin this Tuesday, November 8, 2022. It will run for six days and end the upcoming week’s Sunday, November 13th. The first match of the group stage will begin at 05:00 p.m. ET.
Billie Jean King Cup 2022 Schedule:
|Round||Date||Start Time (ET)|
|Group Stage||November 8, 2022 – November 11, 2022||05:00 a.m.|
|Semifinal||November 12, 2022||05:00 a.m.|
|Final||November 13, 2022||09:00 a.m.|
How to watch Billie Jean King Cup 2022?
- Tennis Channel
- BT Sports
The Billie Jean King Cup’s official broadcast partners are Tennis Channel and BT Sports. The final stage matches will be televised live on both TV channels in the UK and the US.
How to Live Stream the event?
The official online distribution partners of the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup are listed below –
- Australia – beIN Sport, 9Now
- Canada – Rogers TV
- New Zealand – Sky Sport
- UK – LTA, BBC, BT Sport
- USA – Tennis Channel
For each of their various geographic coverages, all of the final matches will be broadcast on these digital entertainment outlets. Fans should be aware that access to the live stream on some platforms may require a monthly membership.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Emirates Arena
- Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
The entire final of the Billie Jean King Cup 2022 will be a hard surface-based indoor event. Therefore, the Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the event. The popular tennis venue is better known as “Emirates Arena” and is located in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Billie Jean King Cup 2022 Group Distribution:
The 12 participant countries of the Billie Jean King Cup final have been allocated to four different groups. The group distribution chart is listed below –
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|