Ukraine vs Belgium Davis Cup Tie to be Held in Estonia

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The International Tennis Federation has announced that the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between Ukraine and Belgium will be hosted by the Ukrainian Tennis Federation at the  indoor hard courts of the Tere Tennis Centre in Tallinn, Estonia on 12-14 September.

The news was revealed in a press release from the ITF.

The Tere Tennis Centre hosted the Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group III with 12 nations competing from 5-8 February. They also hosted a Davis Cup tie in 2012 where Estonia defeated Luxembourg 5-0.

The neutral venue was proposed by the Ukrainian Tennis Federation, who retained choice of ground after the tie was unable to be staged in Ukraine. The venue has been approved by the Davis Cup Committee.

This is only the third meeting between the two nations, with Belgium holding a 2-0 advantage. The sides last met in 2009 with Belgium securing a narrow 3-2 World Group Play-off victory in Charleroi. Belgium is looking to retain its place in the World Group for the third successive year, while Ukraine is looking to earn World Group status for the first time.

All eight World Group play-off ties will be held on Sep. 12-14. The two World Group semifinals between France and Czech Republic, and Switzerland and Italy.

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