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U.S.-Germany Fed Cup site chosen

Dec. 14, 2007 at 3:06 PM   |   Comments

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The United States and Germany are set to play their 2008 Fed Cup quarterfinal at La Jolla, Calif.

The suburban San Diego location was the site of the first round tie between the United States and Romania in 2006, which the United States beat Romania before a sold-out crowd.

The site was chosen Thursday by the U.S. Tennis Association.

The U.S. team leads the overall series, 7-4, after beating the Germans 3-2 in the first round in 2006 at Ettenheim.

Past U.S. victories have included former top-ranked players Billie Jean King in 1966 and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in 1982.

Germany was led by former World No. 1 Steffi Graf, the wife of retired men's legend Andre Agassi, in 1987.

The USTA, the governing body for women's tennis in this country, will construct a temporary stadium for the two-day event, to accommodate an expected overflow crowd.

The opposing players have not been named by either coach.

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