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The world’s best female tennis players are in Seville this week for the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup. Originally called the Federation Cup, the international team tennis competition changed its name in 2020 in honor of activist and former World No. 1 Billie Jean King.
Twelve countries qualified for this year’s event and after a week of round-robin play, it’s now down to Team Italy vs. Team Canada in the finals. The Billie Jean King Cup final takes place Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Central European Time, which is 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT.
How to Watch the Billie Jean King Cup Finals Online
Viewers in the U.S. can watch the Billie Jean King Cup on TV through Tennis Channel. Don’t have cable? Grab this free trial to DirecTV Stream to watch the Italy vs. Canada final online. DirecTV Stream’s free trial includes a live feed of Tennis Channel, and lets you watch the matches on your phone, laptop, tablet or TV.
Another way to watch the Billie Jean King Cup finals online free? Grab this free trial to NordVPN and stream European coverage of the Billie Jean King Cup through BBC in the UK or beIN Sports in France. Want to watch an Italian feed? The Billie Jean King Cup is airing in Italy through Supertennis. Set your VPN location to the country of your choice and live stream the tennis tournament free.
2023 Billie Jean King Cup Final: Matchups, Predictions
Similar to the Davis Cup for men, the Billie Jean King Cup pits the world’s top countries together for a best-of-three rubbers format with two singles matches and one doubles match per day. The round-robin winners advanced to the semifinals, where Italy defeated Slovenia, and Canada defeated the Czech Reoublic.
Italy and Canada are facing off in the Billie Jean King Cup finals for the first time. The Canadians are seeded sixth, while the Italian women are seeded 13th, though Italy has four players in the Top 100 rankings right now, while Canada only has one. Oddsmakers have Italy favored to win over Canada in Sunday’s final.
Switzerland took home the trophy last year. The U.S., meantime, hold the all-time record, with 18 title wins but they failed to advance from their group this year.