U.S. will host Sweden in Fed Cup playoff

The United States will host Sweden in a Fed Cup World Group playoff April 20-21 at a site to be determined.

The United States Tennis Association is finalizing the site selection process and plans to make an announcement in the next two weeks.

Winning nations in the 2013 World Group playoff qualify for the 2014 World Group to compete for the Fed Cup title. The U.S. fell to Italy, 3-2, in the first round in Rimini last week, despite two singles victories by world No. 21 Varvara Lepchenko over No. 7 Sara Errani and No. 16 Roberta Vinci in Lepchenko's Fed Cup debut.

The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, but hasn't captured the chalice since 2000.