San Diego has been selected by the USTA to host the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between the United States and Italy, taking place on November 6-7. The final will be played on an indoor hardcourt at San Diego Sports Arena, which has a capacity of nearly 9,000 and it will be a repeat of last year’s title decider, when Italy was crowned champion for the second time after defeating the United States 4-0 in Reggio Calabria.

Italy booked its place in the final with wins over Ukraine and Czech Republic, while the United States overcame former champions France and Russia. The semifinal victory over Russia was only sealed in the deciding doubles rubber. The last Fed Cup tie held in the San Diego area was in 2008, when the United States defeated Germany in the quarterfinals. The American team has never been beaten in California, having won all seven of their previous ties there.

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