- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 6, 2012

PARIS (AP) - Italy will host the United States in the first round of the 2013 Fed Cup.

Other matchups for the Feb. 9-10 first round: Australia at the Czech Republic, Japan at Russia, and the Slovak Republic at Serbia.

The semifinals are scheduled for April 20-21, and the final Nov. 2-3.

The International Tennis Federation announced the draw Wednesday.

The reigning champion Czech Republic will host Serbia in this year’s Fed Cup final in November.

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