1963 Federation Cup (tennis)

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The 1963 Federation Cup was the first edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. The tournament was created provide a team competition for women, similar to the Davis Cup men's competition. 16 nations participated in the first event, which was held at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom, from 17–20 June. United States won the first title, defeating Australia in the final.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

France

Great Britain

Hungary

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

South Africa

Switzerland

United States

West Germany

Draw[edit]

All ties were played at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom, on grass courts.

  First Round
17 June
Quarterfinals
18 June
Semifinals
19 June
Final
20 June
                                     
    Australia 3  
    Belgium 0  
      Australia 3  
        Hungary 0  
    Hungary 3
    Denmark 0  
      Australia 3  
      South Africa 0  
    South Africa 2  
    Czechoslovakia 1  
      South Africa 3
        France 0  
    France 2
    West Germany 1  
      Australia 1
      United States 2
    Norway 1  
    Austria 2  
      Austria 0
        Great Britain 3  
    Canada 0
    Great Britain 3  
      Great Britain 0
      United States 3  
    Switzerland 0  
    Netherlands 3  
      Netherlands 0
        United States 3  
    Italy 0
    United States 3  

First Round[edit]

Australia vs. Belgium[edit]


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Belgium
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
Belgium
Margaret Smith
Christiane Mercelis
6
3
6
1
   
2 Australia
Belgium
Jan O'Neill
Elza Bellens
6
0
6
3
   
3 Australia
Belgium
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Mary Marechal / Christiane Mercelis
6
1
6
0
   

[1]

Hungary vs. Denmark[edit]


Hungary
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Denmark
0
1 2 3
1 Hungary
Denmark
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
Pia Balling
6
4
6
0
   
2 Hungary
Denmark
Zsófia Broszmann
Vera Johansen
7
5
6
4
   
3 Hungary
Denmark
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
Pia Balling / Vera Johansen
6
2
3
6
6
3
 

[2]

South Africa vs. Czechoslovakia[edit]


South Africa
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3
1 South Africa
Czechoslovakia
Renee Schuurman
Věra Suková
3
6
6
2
6
8
 
2 South Africa
Czechoslovakia
Margaret Hunt
Markéta Prochová
6
2
6
2
   
3 South Africa
Czechoslovakia
Margaret Hunt / Renee Schuurman
Markéta Prochová / Věra Suková
6
3
6
2
   

[3]

France vs. West Germany[edit]


France
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

West Germany
1
1 2 3
1 France
West Germany
Françoise Dürr
Edda Buding
3
6
4
6
   
2 France
West Germany
Janine Lieffrig
Margot Dittmeyer
6
3
4
6
6
2
 
3 France
West Germany
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Edda Buding / Renata Ostermann
6
3
6
3
   

[4]

Norway vs. Austria[edit]


Norway
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Austria
2
1 2 3
1 Norway
Austria
Liv Hubert
Sonja Pachta
3
6
2
6
   
2 Norway
Austria
Ruth Hauknes
Andreas Winkler
6
4
6
3
   
3 Norway
Austria
Liv Hubert / Tone Schirmer
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachta
3
6
3
6
   

[5]

Canada vs. Great Britain[edit]


Canada
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Canada
United Kingdom
Ann Barclay
Ann Haydon-Jones
0
6
1
6
   
2 Canada
United Kingdom
Louise Brown
Christine Janes
6
8
3
6
   
3 Canada
United Kingdom
Ann Barclay / Louise Brown
Ann Haydon-Jones / Christine Janes
1
6
3
6
   

[6]

Switzerland vs. Netherlands[edit]


Switzerland
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Netherlands
3
1 2 3
1 Switzerland
Netherlands
Alice Wavre
Eva de Jong
1
6
4
6
   
2 Switzerland
Netherlands
Janine Bourgnon
Jenny Ridderhof
6
8
3
6
   
3 Switzerland
Netherlands
Janine Bourgnon / Alice Wavre
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
1
6
3
6
   

[7]

Italy vs. United States[edit]


Italy
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

United States
3
1 2 3
1 Italy
United States
Lea Pericoli
Darlene Hard
4
6
6
2
2
6
 
2 Italy
United States
Sylvana Lazzarino
Billie Jean Moffitt
8
6
1
6
2
6
 
3 Italy
United States
Sylvana Lazzarino / Lea Pericoli
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
4
6
1
6
   

[8]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Australia vs. Hungary[edit]


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

Hungary
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
Hungary
Margaret Smith
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
6
0
6
1
   
2 Australia
Hungary
Jan O'Neill
Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
2
   
3 Australia
Hungary
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
1
   

[9]

South Africa vs. France[edit]


South Africa
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

France
0
1 2 3
1 South Africa
France
Renee Schuurman
Françoise Dürr
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
2 South Africa
France
Margaret Hunt
Janine Lieffrig
6
4
5
7
6
2
 
3 South Africa
France
Margaret Hunt / Renee Schuurman
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
7
5
6
1
   

[10]

Austria vs. Great Britain[edit]


Austria
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Austria
United Kingdom
Sonja Pachta
Christine Janes
2
6
1
6
   
2 Austria
United Kingdom
Andrea Winkler
Deidre Catt
2
6
3
6
   
3 Austria
United Kingdom
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachter
Ann Haydon-Jones / Christine Janes
1
6
0
6
   

[11]

Netherlands vs. United States[edit]


Netherlands
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

United States
3
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
United States
Eva de Jong
Darlene Hard
2
6
2
6
   
2 Netherlands
United States
Jenny Ridderhof
Billie Jean Moffitt
2
6
2
6
   
3 Netherlands
United States
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
Carole Caldwell / Billie Jean Moffitt
0
6
3
6
   

[12]

Semifinals[edit]

Australia vs. South Africa[edit]


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
19 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

South Africa
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
South Africa
Margaret Smith
Renee Schuurman
6
3
6
2
   
2 Australia
South Africa
Jan O'Neill
Margaret Hunt
4
6
9
7
6
1
 
3 Australia
South Africa
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Margaret Hunt / Renee Schuurman
5
7
6
3
6
3
 

[13]

Great Britain vs. United States[edit]


Great Britain
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
19 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

United States
3
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
United States
Ann Haydon-Jones
Darlene Hard
2
6
4
6
   
2 United Kingdom
United States
Christine Janes
Billie Jean Moffitt
3
6
6
3
4
6
 
3 United Kingdom
United States
Ann Haydon-Jones / Christine Janes
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
6
2
7
9
3
6
 

[14]

Final[edit]

Australia vs. United States[edit]


Australia
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
20 June 1963
Wood (indoor) [a]

United States
2
1 2 3
1 Australia
United States
Margaret Smith
Darlene Hard
6
3
6
0
   
2 Australia
United States
Lesley Turner
Billie Jean Moffitt
7
5
0
6
3
6
 
3 Australia
United States
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Darlene Hard / Billie Jean Moffitt
3
6
13
11
3
6
 

[16]

1963 Federation Cup Champions
United States
United States
First title


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The final was switched from the outdoor grass courts to an indoor wood court due to the threat of bad weather. [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia v Belgium". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Hungary v Denmark". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "South Africa v Czechoslovakia". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "France v West Germany". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Norway v Austria". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Canada v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Switzerland v Netherlands". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Italy v United States". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Australia v Hungary". fedcup.com. 
  10. ^ "South Africa v France". fedcup.com. 
  11. ^ "Austria v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  12. ^ "Netherlands v United States". fedcup.com. 
  13. ^ "Australia v South Africa". fedcup.com. 
  14. ^ "Great Britain v United States". fedcup.com. 
  15. ^ "International Tennis Won By Americans". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Jun 21, 1963. 
  16. ^ "Australia v United States". fedcup.com.