Madison Keys, Varvara Lepchenko, and Christina McHale also named to team
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 9, 2014 — The USTA and U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez today announced that world No. 18 and 2013 Australian Open semifinalist Sloane Stephens, No. 42 Madison Keys, No. 49 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 57 Christina McHale will represent the United States in the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff against France. The best-of-five match series will be played at Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University, April 19-20. The winner will advance to the 2015 World Group and have a chance to compete for the Fed Cup title next year. The loser will be relegated to World Group II.
French Captain Amelie Mauresmo announced that France’s team will consist of world No. 22 Alize Cornet, No. 74 Caroline Garcia, No. 76 Virginie Razzano and No. 87 Kristina Mladenovic.
MATCHES TO BE PLAYED AT CHAIFETZ ARENA ON THE CAMPUS OF SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 21, AT 10 A.M. CT FOR BEST-OF-FIVE MATCH SERIES
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 13, 2014 – The USTA today announced that Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University has been selected as the site for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff between the United States and France, April 19-20. Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international women’s team competition (96 countries entered in 2014).
The best-of-five match series begins on Saturday, April 19, with two singles matches and is followed by two reverse singles matches and the doubles match on Sunday, April 20. Matches will be played on an indoor hard court.
The U.S.-France winner will advance to the 2015 World Group and have a chance to compete for the Fed Cup title next year. The loser will be relegated to World Group II. The U.S. has competed in the World Group in 41 of 42 Fed Cup competitions (all but 2012) and is 3-1 in World Group Playoff matches.
“This is the first time we are playing Fed Cup in St. Louis, so I am really looking forward to competing there next month in front of an enthusiastic and patriotic home crowd,” said Mary Joe Fernandez, who is in her sixth year as the U.S. Fed Cup captain. “We have veteran players in Serena and Venus Williams who are available to play, as well as many strong, up-and-coming young Americans who are always excited to compete for their country. The tennis will be fantastic, from both the U.S. and France, so we are excited to have the city of St. Louis behind us.”
SELECTED CITIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 27, 2014 – The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced that St. Louis is among the finalist cities to host a future Men’s Final Four. St. Louis made the initial cut to be one of eight communities in the running for the event during its next open cycle – 2017 to 2020.
REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL EVENTS
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 16, 2014 – On Saturday, Feb. 8, a series of special events will mark the opening of the new I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge spanning the Mississippi River. Participants will have an opportunity to run, walk or bike across the new bridge, which will open to traffic on Sunday, Feb. 9, in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Louis. Read More
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP TO AWARD $5,000 TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WHO EXEMPLIFIES OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP
NOMINATION PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 14, 2014 – The St. Louis Sports Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship. Unique to the region, the $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school student from the St. Louis metro area who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition.
ORGANIZATION WILL RECEIVE THE MUSIAL AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER AT EVENT CELEBRATING STAN THE MAN AND YEAR’S GREATEST MOMENTS OF SPORTSMANSHIP
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 5, 2013 – The pinnacle honor presented at the 2013 Musial Awards will be bestowed on the St. Louis Cardinals. On Saturday night (Nov. 9) at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, the team will receive the Musial Award for Extraordinary Character in recognition of the way it upheld Stan Musial’s legacy in the season after he passed away. Read More
EVENING’S HIGHLIGHTS WILL INCLUDE 8-YEAR-OLD JACK HOFFMAN PRESENTING A MUSIAL AWARD TO
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
EVENT CELEBRATING STAN THE MAN AND EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP IS NOV. 9 AT THE PEABODY OPERA HOUSE
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 10, 2013 – Jack Hoffman’s magical touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring football game will be among the extraordinary moments of sportsmanship celebrated at the Musial Awards in St. Louis on Nov. 9. The eight-year-old from Read More
EVENT CELEBRATING STAN THE MAN AND EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP SET FOR NOV. 9 AT THE PEABODY OPERA HOUSE
ST. LOUIS – Sept. 25, 2013 – St. Louisans have the chance to honor the legacy of Stan Musial as part of an entertaining and inspiring evening celebrating all that’s right in sports. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 26) for the 2013 Musial Awards, Read More
SITE SELECTIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER
ST. LOUIS – Sept. 17, 2013 – Just before the clock struck 10:59 p.m. last night – the deadline for proposals – the St. Louis Sports Commission hit the submit button on 30 bids for future NCAA championships. The bids are in response to Read More
SCHOLARSHIPS RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP IN ATHLETIC COMPETITION
ST. LOUIS – Aug. 21, 2013 – Brianne Ebenroth, Sherman Calhoun,Blake Dryer and Katie Ringhausen are the recipients of the St. Louis Sports Commission Associates’ 2013 Sportsmanship Scholarships. Read More