| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff draw was conducted on Tuesday and the U.S. drew an away tie in Ukraine that will be played Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22, 2012. The women's U.S. team needs to defeat the Ukraine to compete in the World Group in 2013 and contend for the 2013 Fed Cup title.

Earlier this month, the U.S. defeated Belarus, 5-0, in the World Group II First Round in Worcester, Mass., to advance to this Playoff.

The U.S. and Ukraine have never faced each other in Fed Cup competition.