The last Wightman Cup match in Virginia three years ago ended with Britain suffering another 7-0 whitewash. The Lawn Tennis Association subsequently suggested a Ryder Cup-style match between the US and Europe to revive the competition but the Americans rejected that idea and refused to allow the cup to be put up for any alternative women's match.
The LTA president, Ian King, said: 'It is obviously disappointing that the Wightman Cup, which has so much history and traditon, could not continue to be contested by Europe and the USA. But I understand the USTA concern about conflict with the new formula Federation Cup.'Reuse content