USTA to announce Federation Cup semi-finals in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Score another tennis victory for the Magic City.

On Tuesday, the United States Tennis Association will announce that Birmingham will host the Federation Cup semi-finals in April. This announcement comes with great excitement to many locals who remember the success of Birmingham hosting the first round of the Davis Cup.

The U.S. will take on Russia in the Federation Cup semi-finals. This means fans could get a chance to see the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova if the athletes are chosen for the event.
Executive Director of the Alabama Sports Foundation Gene Hallman could not hide his enthusiasm. "This is huge. We are thrilled," remarked Hallman. "It builds on the success of last year's Davis Cup. The possibilities are tremendous."