1969 Federation Cup (tennis)

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The 1969 Federation Cup was the seventh edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. 20 nations participated in the tournament, which was held at the Athens Tennis Cub in Athens, Greece, from 19–25 May. United States defeated Australia in the final, in what was the fourth final featuring both teams.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Czechoslovakia

France

Great Britain

Greece

Hungary

Indonesia

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Poland

South Africa

Switzerland

United States

West Germany

Yugoslavia

Draw[edit]

All ties were played at the Athens Tennis Cub in Athens, Greece, on clay courts.


  First Round
19 May
Second Round
21–22 May
Quarterfinals
23 May
Semifinals
24 May
Final
25 May
                                               
        
      Australia    
        Poland w/o  
      
        
      Australia 3  
      France 0  
        
        
      France 2
        South Africa 1  
      
        
      Australia 3  
      Great Britain 0  
    Canada 3  
    Hungary 0  
      Canada 0
        West Germany 3  
    Brazil w/o
    West Germany    
      West Germany 1
      Great Britain 2  
        
        
      Belgium 0
        Great Britain 3  
      


      Australia 1
      United States 2


        
      United States 3  
        Yugoslavia 0  
      
        
      United States 3  
      Italy 0  
        
        
      Mexico 0
        Italy 3  
      
        
      United States 3
      Netherlands 0  
        
        
      Czechoslovakia 3
        Switzerland 0  
      
        
      Czechoslovakia 1
      Netherlands 2  
    Greece 0  
    Indonesia 3  
      Indonesia 0
        Netherlands 3  
    Bulgaria 0
    Netherlands 3  

First Round[edit]

Canada vs. Hungary[edit]


Canada
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
19 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Hungary
0
1 2 3
1 Canada
Hungary
Andrée Martin
Katalin Borka
3
6
7
5
11
9
 
2 Canada
Hungary
Faye Urban
Erzsébet Polgár
1
6
8
6
6
2
 
3 Canada
Hungary
Jane O'Hara / Faye Urban
Katalin Borka / Eva Szabó
6
1
10
8
   

[1]

Greece vs. Indonesia[edit]


Greece
0
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
19 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Indonesia
3
1 2 3
1 Greece
Indonesia
Xantippe Vassiliadou
Lany Kaligis
3
6
3
6
   
2 Greece
Indonesia
Carol-Ann Kalgeropoulos
Lita Sugiarto
0
6
3
6
   
3 Greece
Indonesia
Dionissia Asteri / Carol-Ann Kalgeropoulos
Lany Kaligis / Lita Sugiarto
5
7
3
6
   

[2]

Bulgaria vs. Netherlands[edit]


Bulgaria
0
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
19 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Netherlands
3
1 2 3
1 Bulgaria
Netherlands
Lubka Radkova
Betty Stöve
2
6
1
6
   
2 Bulgaria
Netherlands
Maria Chakarova
Marijke Schaar
2
6
1
6
   
3 Bulgaria
Netherlands
Maria Chakarova / Lubka Radkova
Ada Bakker / Betty Stöve
2
6
0
6
   

[3]

Second Round[edit]

France vs. South Africa[edit]


France
2
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
22 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

South Africa
1
1 2 3
1 France
South Africa
Gail Benedetti
Brenda Kirk
4
6
6
2
6
1
 
2 France
South Africa
Rosy Darmon
Maryna Proctor
7
5
5
7
1
6
 
3 France
South Africa
Gail Benedetti / Rosy Darmon
Brenda Kirk / Maryna Proctor
6
4
6
2
   

[4]

Canada vs. West Germany[edit]


Canada
0
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
22 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

West Germany
3
1 2 3
1 Canada
West Germany
Andrée Martin
Almut Sturm
2
6
2
6
   
2 Canada
West Germany
Faye Urban
Helga Niessen
4
6
1
6
   
3 Canada
West Germany
Jane O'Hara / Faye Urban
Helga Niessen / Heide Orth
3
6
2
6
   

[5]

Belgium vs. Great Britain[edit]


Belgium
0
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
22 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Belgium
United Kingdom
Michele Kahn
Winnie Shaw
1
6
0
6
   
2 Belgium
United Kingdom
Ingrid Palmieri
Virginia Wade
2
6
2
6
   
3 Belgium
United Kingdom
Christiane Mercelis / Ingrid Palmieri
Virginia Wade / Joyce Williams
4
6
0
6
   

[6]

United States vs. Yugoslavia[edit]


United States
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
21 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Yugoslavia
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Nancy Richey
Biljana Kostić
6
0
6
0
   
2 United States
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Julie Heldman
Irena Skulj
6
0
6
3
   
3 United States
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Peaches Bartkowicz / Nancy Richey
Lena Dvornik / Irena Skulj
6
1
6
0
   

[7]

Mexico vs. Italy[edit]


Mexico
0
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
21 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
3
1 2 3
1 Mexico
Italy
Elena Subirats
Maria-Teresa Riedl
6
4
2
6
1
6
 
2 Mexico
Italy
Patricia Montano
Lea Pericoli
0
6
0
6
   
3 Mexico
Italy
Lucia Gongora / Elena Subirats
Lucia Bassi / Lea Pericoli
2
6
3
6
   

[8]

Czechoslovakia vs. Switzerland[edit]


Czechoslovakia
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
21 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Switzerland
0
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Alena Palmeová-West
Marianne Kindler
6
3
6
0
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Vlasta Kodesová
Anne-Marie Studer
6
0
5
7
6
2
 
3 Czechoslovakia
Switzerland
Alena Palmeová-West / Vlasta Kodesová
Marianne Kindler / Anne-Marie Studer
6
2
9
7
   

[9]

Indonesia vs. Netherlands[edit]


Indonesia
0
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
21 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Netherlands
3
1 2 3
1 Indonesia
Netherlands
Lita Sugiarto
Marijke Schaar
6
2
3
6
3
6
 
2 Indonesia
Netherlands
Lany Kaligis
Betty Stöve
2
6
3
6
   
3 Indonesia
Netherlands
Lany Kaligis / Lita Sugiarto
Marijke Schaar / Betty Stöve
6
4
1
6
1
6
 

[10]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Australia vs. France[edit]


Australia
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
23 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

France
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
France
Kerry Melville
Gail Benedetti
6
2
8
6
   
2 Australia
France
Margaret Court
Rosy Darmon
6
1
6
1
   
3 Australia
France
Margaret Court / Judy Tegart
Gail Benedetti / Rosy Darmon
6
1
6
2
   

[11]

West Germany vs. Great Britain[edit]


West Germany
1
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
23 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Great Britain
2
1 2 3
1 West Germany
United Kingdom
Almut Sturm
Winnie Shaw
4
6
1
6
   
2 West Germany
United Kingdom
Helga Niessen
Virginia Wade
6
4
6
2
   
3 West Germany
United Kingdom
Helga Niessen / Heide Orth
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
5
7
3
6
   

[12]

United States vs. Italy[edit]


United States
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
23 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Italy
Nancy Richey
Maria-Teresa Riedl
6
0
6
0
   
2 United States
Italy
Julie Heldman
Lea Pericoli
6
1
6
2
   
3 United States
Italy
Peaches Bartkowicz / Nancy Richey
Lucia Bassi / Lea Pericoli
4
6
8
6
6
0
 

[13]

Czechoslovakia vs. Netherlands[edit]


Czechoslovakia
1
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
23 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Netherlands
2
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Netherlands
Alena Palmeová-West
Betty Stöve
4
6
1
6
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Netherlands
Vlasta Kodesová
Marijke Schaar
6
3
6
3
   
3 Czechoslovakia
Netherlands
Alena Palmeová-West / Vlasta Kodesová
Ada Bakker / Betty Stöve
6
4
5
7
4
6
 

[14]

Semifinals[edit]

Australia vs. Great Britain[edit]


Australia
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
24 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
United Kingdom
Kerry Melville
Winnie Shaw
6
3
6
2
   
2 Australia
United Kingdom
Margaret Court
Virginia Wade
6
3
6
4
   
3 Australia
United Kingdom
Margaret Court / Judy Tegart
Virginia Wade / Joyce Williams
4
6
6
2
6
3
 

[15]

United States vs. Netherlands[edit]


United States
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
24 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Netherlands
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Netherlands
Nancy Richey
Betty Stöve
7
5
6
2
   
2 United States
Netherlands
Julie Heldman
Marijke Schaar
2
6
9
7
6
1
 
3 United States
Netherlands
Peaches Bartkowicz / Nancy Richey
Ada Bakker / Betty Stöve
6
2
4
6
6
3
 

[16]

Final[edit]

Australia vs. United States[edit]


Australia
1
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
25 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
2
1 2 3
1 Australia
United States
Margaret Court
Julie Heldman
6
1
8
6
   
2 Australia
United States
Kerry Melville
Nancy Richey
4
6
3
6
   
3 Australia
United States
Margaret Court / Judy Tegart
Peaches Bartkowicz / Nancy Richey
4
6
4
6
   

[17]

1969 Federation Cup Champions
United States
United States
Fourth title

Consolation Rounds[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Consolation First Round
23 May
Consolation Semifinals
24 May
Consolation Final
25 May
                           
      Canada 1  
    Belgium 2  
       Belgium 1  
         South Africa 2  
    South Africa 2
      Indonesia 1  
        South Africa 3
      Mexico 0
          
        
       
             
      


First Round[edit]

Canada vs. Belgium[edit]

Canada
1
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
23 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Belgium
2
1 2 3
1 Canada
Belgium
Andrée Martin
Ingrid Palmieri
4
6
4
6
   
2 Canada
Belgium
Jane O'Hara
Michele Kahn
4
6
3
6
   
3 Canada
Belgium
Andrée Martin / Jane O'Hara
Michele Kahn / Christiane Mercelis
6
2
6
1
   

[18]

South Africa vs. Indonesia[edit]

South Africa
2
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
23 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Indonesia
1
1 2 3
1 South Africa
Indonesia
         
2 South Africa
Indonesia
         
3 South Africa
Indonesia
         

[19]

Semifinals[edit]

Belgium vs. South Africa[edit]

Belgium
1
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
24 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

South Africa
2
1 2 3
1 Belgium
South Africa
Michele Kahn
Brenda Kirk
4
6
6
8
   
2 Belgium
South Africa
Ingrid Palmieri
Maryna Proctor
7
9
0
6
   
3 Belgium
South Africa
Michele Kahn / Christiane Mercelis
Brenda Kirk / Wendy Tomlinson
6
4
5
7
6
1
 

[20]

Final[edit]

South Africa vs. Mexico[edit]

South Africa
3
Athens Tennis Club, Athens, Greece
25 May 1969
Red clay (outdoors)

Mexico
0
1 2 3
1 South Africa
Mexico
         
2 South Africa
Mexico
         
3 South Africa
Mexico
         

[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada v Hungary". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Greece v Indonesia". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "Bulgaria v Netherlands". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "France v South Africa". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Canada v West Germany". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Belgium v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "United States v Yugoslavia". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Mexico v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Switzerland". fedcup.com. 
  10. ^ "Indonesia v Netherlands". fedcup.com. 
  11. ^ "Australia v France". fedcup.com. 
  12. ^ "West Germany v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  13. ^ "United States v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  14. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Netherlands". fedcup.com. 
  15. ^ "Australia v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  16. ^ "United States v Netherlands". fedcup.com. 
  17. ^ "Australia v United States". fedcup.com. 
  18. ^ "Canada v Belgium". fedcup.com. 
  19. ^ "South Africa v Indonesia". fedcup.com. 
  20. ^ "France v South Africa". fedcup.com. 
  21. ^ "South Africa v Mexico". fedcup.com.