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The Billie Jean King Cup Finals will shine with a golden glow next month.

All four women who won Olympic gold medals in Tokyo—Belinda Bencic, Barbora Krejcikova, Katerina Siniakova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova—will headline the Billie Jean King Cup finals in Prague, the International Tennis Federation announced today.

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The inaugural Billie Jean King Cup finals are set for November 1-6th at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

The 12-nation, 57-player field features three Top 10 players, three former world No. 1 players and five Grand Slam champions.  

Three members from reigning champion France's 2019 squad that beat host Australia in Perth to capture the Cup—Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet and Fiona Fero— will return to action next month though 2019 hero Kristina Mladenovic is out after closing the curtain on her 2020 season.

Team nominations for Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Finals 2021

Group A

France

Caroline Garcia
Alize Cornet
Clara Burel
Fiona Ferro
Captain: Julien Benneteau

Russian Tennis Federation (RTF)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Daria Kasatkina
Veronika Kudermetova
Ekaterina Alexandrova
Liudmila Samsonova
Captain: Igor Andreev

Canada

Leylah Fernandez
Rebecca Marino
Francoise Abanda
Gabriela Dabrowski
Captain: Sylvain Bruneau

Group B

Australia

Ajla Tomljanovic
Astra Sharma
Storm Sanders
Olivia Gadecki
Ellen Perez
Captain: Alicia Molik


Belarus

Victoria Azarenka
Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Olga Govortsova
Yuliya Hatouka
Lidziya Marozava
Captain: Tatiana Poutchek

Belgium

Elise Mertens
Alison Van Uytvanck
Greet Minnen
Maryna Zanevska
Kirsten Flipkens
Captain: Johan Van Herck

Group C

USA

Jessica Pegula
Danielle Collins
Sloane Stephens
CoCo Vandeweghe
Caroline Dolehide
Captain: Kathy Rinaldi

Spain

Garbine Muguruza
Paula Badosa
Sara Sorribes Tormo
Nuria Parrizas-Diaz
Carla Suarez Navarro
Captain: Anabel Medina Garrigues

Slovakia

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Kristina Kucova
Viktoria Kuzmova
Rebecca Sramkova
Tereza Mihalikova
Captain: Matej Liptak

Group D

Czech Republic

Barbora Krejcikova
Marketa Vondrousova
Tereza Martincova
Katerina Siniakova
Lucie Hradecka
Captain: Petr Pala

Germany

Angelique Kerber
Andrea Petkovic
Anna-Lena Friedsam
Jule Niemeier
Nastasja Schunk
Captain: Rainer Schuettler

Switzerland

Belinda Bencic
Jil Teichmann
Viktorija Golubic
Stefanie Voegele
Captain: Heinz Guenthardt

Photo credit: ITF

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