1991 Federation Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Federation Cup competition in 1991. Thirty-two nations competed in a five-round knockout competition from 22–28 July. United States was the two-time defending champion, but Spain defeated them in the final to claim their first title.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

China

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Great Britain

Greece

Hungary

Indonesia

Israel

Italy

Japan

Netherlands

New Zealand

Paraguay

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Soviet Union

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Yugoslavia

Draw[edit]

  First Round
22–23 July
Second Round
24 July
Quarterfinals
25–26 July
Semifinals
27 July
Final
28 July
                                               
    United States 2  
    Netherlands 0  
      United States 3  
        Bulgaria 0  
    Hungary 0
    Bulgaria 3  
      United States 2  
      Austria 1  
    Finland 3  
Q   Romania 0  
      Finland 1
        Austria 2  
Q   Portugal 0
    Austria 3  
      United States 3  
      Czechoslovakia 0  
     Switzerland 2  
    Argentina 0  
       Switzerland 2
    Q   China 1  
    Brazil 0
Q   China 3  
       Switzerland 1
      Czechoslovakia 2  
    Czechoslovakia 2  
    Sweden 0  
      Czechoslovakia 2
        Soviet Union 1  
Q   Paraguay 0
    Soviet Union 3  
      United States 1
      Spain 2
    Great Britain 2  
    New Zealand 0  
      Great Britain 0  
        Italy 2  
Q   Israel 1
    Italy 2  
      Italy 1  
      Germany 2  
    Canada 2  
Q   Denmark 1  
      Canada 1
        Germany 2  
Q   Greece 0
    Germany 3  
      Germany 0
      Spain 3  
    France 1  
Q   Poland 2  
  Q   Poland 1
        Indonesia 2  
    Yugoslavia 0
    Indonesia 3  
      Indonesia 0
      Spain 2  
    Australia 2  
    Japan 1  
      Australia 0
        Spain 3  
    Belgium 0
    Spain 2  

First Round[edit]

United States vs. Netherlands[edit]


United States
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Netherlands
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Netherlands
Zina Garrison-Jackson
Nicole Krijger-Jagerman
7
5
6
4
   
2 United States
Netherlands
Jennifer Capriati
Manon Bollegraf
6
2
6
3
   
3 United States
Netherlands
 
 
      not
played

[1]

Hungary vs. Bulgaria[edit]


Hungary
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
22 July 1991
Hard

Bulgaria
3
1 2 3
1 Hungary
Bulgaria
Petra Schmidt
Magdalena Maleeva
1
6
2
6
   
2 Hungary
Bulgaria
Virág Csurgó
Katerina Maleeva
0
6
2
6
   
3 Hungary
Bulgaria
Virág Csurgó / Ágnes Gee
Katerina Maleeva / Magdalena Maleeva
1
6
2
6
   

[2]

Finland vs. Romania[edit]


Finland
3
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
22 July 1991
Hard

Romania
0
1 2 3
1 Finland
Romania
Nanne Dahlman
Ruxandra Dragomir
6
0
6
4
   
2 Finland
Romania
Petra Thorén
Irina Spîrlea
6
2
6
2
   
3 Finland
Romania
Anne Aallonen / Nanne Dahlman
Ruxandra Dragomir / Irina Spîrlea
4
6
6
2
6
2
 

[3]

Portugal vs. Austria[edit]


Portugal
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Austria
3
1 2 3
1 Portugal
Austria
Tânia Couto
Judith Wiesner
2
6
2
6
   
2 Portugal
Austria
Sofia Prazeres
Barbara Paulus
5
7
0
6
   
3 Portugal
Austria
Tânia Couto / Sofia Prazeres
Marion Maruska / Petra Schwarz
1
6
1
6
   

[4]

Switzerland vs. Argentina[edit]


Switzerland
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Argentina
0
1 2 3
1 Switzerland
Argentina
Emanuela Zardo
Florencia Labat
2
6
6
2
8
6
 
2 Switzerland
Argentina
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Mercedes Paz
6
0
77
65
   
3 Switzerland
Argentina
 
 
      not
played

[5]

Brazil vs. China[edit]


Brazil
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
22 July 1991
Hard

China
3
1 2 3
1 Brazil
China
Cláudia Chabalgoity
Tang Min
5
7
6
4
0
6
 
2 Brazil
China
Luciana Corsato-Owsianka
Li Fang
0
6
2
6
   
3 Brazil
China
Luciana Corsato-Owsianka / Sabrina Giusto
Yang Li-Hua / Yi Jing-Qian
2
6
3
6
   

[6]

Czechoslovakia vs. Sweden[edit]


Czechoslovakia
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Sweden
0
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Sweden
Radka Zrubáková
Maria Strandlund
6
0
6
1
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Sweden
Jana Novotná
Cecilia Dahlman
77
65
6
2
   
3 Czechoslovakia
Sweden
 
 
      not
played

[7]

Paraguay vs. Soviet Union[edit]


Paraguay
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
22 July 1991
Hard

Soviet Union
3
1 2 3
1 Paraguay
Soviet Union
Larissa Schaerer
Elena Brioukhovets
4
6
5
7
   
2 Paraguay
Soviet Union
Rossana de los Ríos
Natasha Zvereva
2
6
2
6
   
3 Paraguay
Soviet Union
Rossana de los Ríos / Larissa Schaerer
Natalia Medvedeva / Larisa Neiland
3
6
2
6
   

[8]

Great Britain vs. New Zealand[edit]


Great Britain
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

New Zealand
0
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
New Zealand
Clare Wood
Claudine Toleafoa
6
3
6
2
   
2 United Kingdom
New Zealand
Monique Javer
Belinda Cordwell
6
3
6
1
   
3 United Kingdom
New Zealand
 
 
      not
played

[9]

Israel vs. Italy[edit]


Israel
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 Israel
Italy
Ilana Berger
Linda Ferrando
6
2
4
6
6
3
 
2 Israel
Italy
Yael Segal
Raffaella Reggi
6
0
4
6
4
6
 
3 Israel
Italy
Ilana Berger / Limor Zaltz
Sandra Cecchini / Linda Ferrando
3
6
77
61
3
6
 

[10]

Canada vs. Denmark[edit]


Canada
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Denmark
1
1 2 3
1 Canada
Denmark
Rene Simpson
Karin Ptaszek
2
6
6
2
4
6
 
2 Canada
Denmark
Patricia Hy
Sofie Albinus
7
5
6
1
   
3 Canada
Denmark
Jill Hetherington / Patricia Hy
Sofie Albinus / Karin Ptaszek
6
3
6
4
   

[11]

Greece vs. Germany[edit]


Greece
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Germany
3
1 2 3
1 Greece
Germany
Christína Papadáki
Anke Huber
6
3
3
6
3
6
 
2 Greece
Germany
Angelika Kanellopoulou
Steffi Graf
1
6
2
6
   
3 Greece
Germany
Angelika Kanellopoulou / Christína Papadáki
Steffi Graf / Barbara Rittner
3
6
0
6
   

[12]

France vs. Poland[edit]


France
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
22 July 1991
Hard

Poland
2
1 2 3
1 France
Poland
Mary Pierce
Magdalena Feistel
6
4
6
2
   
2 France
Poland
Nathalie Tauziat
Katarzyna Nowak
6
4
4
6
4
6
 
3 France
Poland
Mary Pierce / Nathalie Tauziat
Magdalena Feistel / Katarzyna Teodorowicz Lisowska
4
6
4
6
   

[13]

Yugoslavia vs. Indonesia[edit]


Yugoslavia
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
22 July 1991
Hard

Indonesia
3
1 2 3
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Indonesia
Ljudmila Pavlov
Suzanna Anggarkusuma
3
6
3
6
   
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Indonesia
Nadin Ercegović
Yayuk Basuki
4
6
5
7
   
3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Indonesia
Nadin Ercegović / Ljudmila Pavlov
Yayuk Basuki / Suzanna Anggarkusuma
2
6
2
6
   

[14]

Australia vs. Japan[edit]


Australia
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
22 July 1991
Hard

Japan
1
1 2 3
1 Australia
Japan
Nicole Provis
Akiko Kijimuta
6
0
6
1
   
2 Australia
Japan
Rachel McQuillan
Naoko Sawamatsu
4
6
3
6
   
3 Australia
Japan
Nicole Provis / Elizabeth Smylie
Kimiko Date / Maya Kidowaki
6
3
6
3
   

[15]

Belgium vs. Spain[edit]


Belgium
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
23 July 1991
Hard

Spain
2
1 2 3
1 Belgium
Spain
Dominique Monami
Conchita Martínez
3
6
1
6
   
2 Belgium
Spain
Sabine Appelmans
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
65
77
3
6
   
3 Belgium
Spain
 
 
      not
played

[16]

Second Round[edit]

United States vs. Bulgaria[edit]


United States
3
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

Bulgaria
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Bulgaria
Jennifer Capriati
Magdalena Maleeva
7
5
6
2
   
2 United States
Bulgaria
Mary Joe Fernández
Katerina Maleeva
6
2
6
1
   
3 United States
Bulgaria
Gigi Fernández / Zina Garrison-Jackson
Katerina Maleeva / Magdalena Maleeva
6
2
6
1
   

[17]

Finland vs. Austria[edit]


Finland
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

Austria
2
1 2 3
1 Finland
Austria
Nanne Dahlman
Judith Wiesner
5
7
1
6
   
2 Finland
Austria
Petra Thorén
Barbara Paulus
6
0
6
3
   
3 Finland
Austria
Anne Aallonen / Petra Thorén
Petra Schwarz / Judith Wiesner
3
6
68
710
   

[18]

Switzerland vs. China[edit]


Switzerland
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

China
1
1 2 3
1 Switzerland
China
Emanuela Zardo
Tang Min
6
2
5
7
6
1
 
2 Switzerland
China
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Li Fang
65
77
7
5
6
2
 
3 Switzerland
China
Cathy Caverzasio / Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Li Fang / Yi Jing-Qian
1
3
    retired
 

[19]

Czechoslovakia vs. Soviet Union[edit]


Czechoslovakia
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

Soviet Union
1
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
Radka Zrubáková
Elena Brioukhovets
6
3
3
6
6
2
 
2 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
Jana Novotná
Natasha Zvereva
6
4
6
1
   
3 Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
Eva Švíglerová / Radka Zrubáková
Larisa Neiland / Natasha Zvereva
1
6
4
6
   

[20]

Great Britain vs. Italy[edit]


Great Britain
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
Italy
Monique Javer
Raffaella Reggi
6
2
64
77
7
9
 
2 United Kingdom
Italy
Jo Durie
Sandra Cecchini
5
7
4
6
   
3 United Kingdom
Italy
 
 
      not
played

[21]

Canada vs. Germany[edit]


Canada
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

Germany
2
1 2 3
1 Canada
Germany
Rene Simpson
Anke Huber
4
6
3
6
   
2 Canada
Germany
Patricia Hy
Steffi Graf
3
6
6
3
2
6
 
3 Canada
Germany
Jill Hetherington / Patricia Hy
Anke Huber / Barbara Rittner
5
7
6
1
6
2
 

[22]

Poland vs. Indonesia[edit]


Poland
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

Indonesia
2
1 2 3
1 Poland
Indonesia
Magdalena Feistel
Suzanna Anggarkusuma
6
2
6
1
   
2 Poland
Indonesia
Katarzyna Nowak
Yayuk Basuki
1
6
1
6
   
3 Poland
Indonesia
Magdalena Feistel / Katarzyna Teodorowicz Lisowska
Yayuk Basuki / Suzanna Anggarkusuma
1
6
1
6
   

[23]

Australia vs. Spain[edit]


Australia
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
24 July 1991
Hard

Spain
3
1 2 3
1 Australia
Spain
Nicole Provis
Conchita Martínez
0
6
6
2
5
7
 
2 Australia
Spain
Rachel McQuillan
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1
6
6
3
2
6
 
3 Australia
Spain
Kristin Godridge / Elizabeth Smylie
Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3
6
4
6
   

[24]

Quarterfinals[edit]

United States vs. Austria[edit]


United States
2
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
25 July 1991
Hard

Austria
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Austria
Jennifer Capriati
Judith Wiesner
2
6
6
0
6
8
 
2 United States
Austria
Mary Joe Fernández
Barbara Paulus
6
1
6
1
   
3 United States
Austria
Gigi Fernández / Zina Garrison-Jackson
Petra Schwarz / Judith Wiesner
6
4
6
1
   

[25]

Switzerland vs. Czechoslovakia[edit]


Switzerland
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
25 July 1991
Hard

Czechoslovakia
2
1 2 3
1 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Emanuela Zardo
Radka Zrubáková
1
6
7
5
4
6
 
2 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Jana Novotná
4
6
4
6
   
3 Switzerland
Czechoslovakia
Cathy Caverzasio / Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Jana Novotná / Regina Rajchrtová
6
4
2
1
   
retired

[26]

Italy vs. Germany[edit]


Italy
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
26 July 1991
Hard

Germany
2
1 2 3
1 Italy
Germany
Raffaella Reggi
Barbara Rittner
3
6
6
1
3
6
 
2 Italy
Germany
Sandra Cecchini
Anke Huber
2
6
3
6
   
3 Italy
Germany
Federica Bonsignori / Linda Ferrando
Anke Huber / Barbara Rittner
1
0
     
retired

[27]

Indonesia vs. Spain[edit]


Indonesia
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
26 July 1991
Hard

Spain
2
1 2 3
1 Indonesia
Spain
Suzanna Anggarkusuma
Conchita Martínez
2
6
0
6
   
2 Indonesia
Spain
Yayuk Basuki
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6
4
5
7
4
6
 
3 Indonesia
Spain
 
 
      not
played

[28]

Semifinals[edit]

United States vs. Czechoslovakia[edit]


United States
3
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
27 July 1991
Hard

Czechoslovakia
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Czechoslovakia
Jennifer Capriati
Radka Zrubáková
6
3
6
1
   
2 United States
Czechoslovakia
Mary Joe Fernández
Jana Novotná
6
4
0
6
9
7
 
3 United States
Czechoslovakia
Gigi Fernández / Zina Garrison-Jackson
Regina Rajchrtová / Eva Švíglerová
6
2
6
3
   

[29]

Germany vs. Spain[edit]


Germany
0
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
27 July 1991
Hard

Spain
3
1 2 3
1 Germany
Spain
Barbara Rittner
Conchita Martínez
4
6
1
6
   
2 Germany
Spain
Anke Huber
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1
6
6
2
2
6
 
3 Germany
Spain
Anke Huber / Barbara Rittner
Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
1
6
1
6
   

[30]

Final[edit]

United States vs. Spain[edit]


United States
1
Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
28 July 1991
Hard

Spain
2
1 2 3
1 United States
Spain
Jennifer Capriati
Conchita Martínez
4
6
77
63
6
1
 
2 United States
Spain
Mary Joe Fernández
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3
6
4
6
   
3 United States
Spain
Gigi Fernández / Zina Garrison-Jackson
Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6
3
1
6
1
6
 

[31]

1991 Federation Cup Champions
Spain
Spain
First title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States v Netherlands". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Hungary v Bulgaria". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "Finland v Romania". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Portugal v Austria". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Switzerland v Argentina". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Brazil v China". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Sweden". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Paraguay v Soviet Union". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Great Britain v New Zealand". fedcup.com. 
  10. ^ "Israel v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  11. ^ "Canada v Denmark". fedcup.com. 
  12. ^ "Greece v Germany". fedcup.com. 
  13. ^ "France v Poland". fedcup.com. 
  14. ^ "Yugoslavia v Indonesia". fedcup.com. 
  15. ^ "Australia v Japan". fedcup.com. 
  16. ^ "Belgium v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  17. ^ "United States v Bulgaria". fedcup.com. 
  18. ^ "Finland v Austria". fedcup.com. 
  19. ^ "Switzerland v China". fedcup.com. 
  20. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Soviet Union". fedcup.com. 
  21. ^ "Great Britain v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  22. ^ "Canada v Germany". fedcup.com. 
  23. ^ "Poland v Indonesia". fedcup.com. 
  24. ^ "Australia v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  25. ^ "United States v Austria". fedcup.com. 
  26. ^ "Switzerland v Czechoslovakia". fedcup.com. 
  27. ^ "Italy v Germany". fedcup.com. 
  28. ^ "Indonesia v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  29. ^ "United States v Czechoslovakia". fedcup.com. 
  30. ^ "Germany v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  31. ^ "United States v Spain". fedcup.com. 

External links[edit]