France picks indoor hard-court for Fed Cup final

PARIS (AP) The Fed Cup final between France and defending champion Czech Republic will be on an indoor hard-court in the northeastern city of Strasbourg on Nov. 12-13.

The French Tennis Federation said on Friday the final will be at Rhenus Sport, a venue with a seating capacity of just over 6,000.

The Czechs are bidding for a fifth title in six years, and won the most recent meeting between the teams, in the semifinals last year.

France has reached the final for the first time since 2005, and will be bidding for a third title.

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