United States Secure Billie Jean King Cup Finals Spot

Jessica Pegula (photo: Rich Storry/Getty Images for ITF)

ORLANDO, FL., April 14, 2024

Jessica Pegula clinched Billie Jean King Cup Qualifying victory for the third straight year on Saturday, sending the United States into the Finals with a 6-2, 6-0, singles triumph over Hanne Vandewinkel at the USTA National Campus.

Caroline Dolehide and Taylor Townsend capped the tie with a 6-2, 6-1, dead doubles win over Marie Benoit and Kimberley Zimmermann, giving captain Lindsay Davenport a clean sweep in her debut tie.

“Honestly, it was fun spending time with these ladies, getting to know them. Some I didn’t know that well before I got here. I was really pleased with how this ‘first week’ went,” said Davenport.

The United States joins a 12-nation Finals field of defending champions Canada, runners-up Italy, host nation Spain, wild card Czechia and fellow Qualifiers Australia, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan, Slovakia and the winners of Ukraine-Romania and Brazil-Germany. The Finals will be played in November in Seville, Spain, with specific dates to be announced.

Day 1 Match Results: 

Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Sofia Costoulas (BEL), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Emma Navarro (USA) d. Hanne Vandewinkel (BEL), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Day 2 Match Results:

Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Hanne Vandewinkel (BEL), 6-2, 6-0

Caroline Dolehide and Taylor Townsend (USA) d. Marie Benoit and Kimberley Zimmermann (BEL), 6-2, 6-1