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US to face France at home in Fed Cup

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US to face France at home in Fed Cup

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United States' Alison Riske, right, talks with coach Mary Joe Fernandez during a Fed Cup world group …

NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States will face France at home in Fed Cup competition in an attempt to get back into the World Group.

The International Tennis Federation announced Tuesday that the playoff will be held April 19-20 at a venue to be determined.

On Sunday, the U.S. team lost to Italy 3-1 in Fed Cup competition.

Other playoffs include Argentina at Russia, Poland at Spain and Slovakia at Canada.

The playoff winners advance to the World Group in 2015, while the losers play in World Group II.

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