1996 Fed Cup

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The 1996 Fed Cup was the 34th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. The final took place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the United States on 28–29 September, with the United States defeating Spain to give the USA their 15th title.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Argentina

Austria

France

Germany

Japan

South Africa

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
27–28 April
Semifinals
13–14 July
Final
28–29 September
                           
  Murcia, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  1   Spain 3  
      South Africa 2     Bayonne, France (Indoor carpet)
    1   Spain 3  
Amiens, France (Outdoor clay)   3   France 2  
      Argentina 2
  3   France 3     Atlantic City, NJ, United States (Indoor carpet)
    1   Spain 0
  Tokyo, Japan (Indoor hard)     2   United States 5
  4   Germany 2  
      Japan 3     Nagoya, Japan (Indoor carpet)
        Japan 0
Salzburg, Austria (Outdoor clay)   2   United States 5  
      Austria 2
  2   United States 3  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (Argentina, Austria, Germany and South Africa), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Slovakia) enter the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 13–14 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Pörtschach, Austria Outdoor clay  Austria 1–4  Germany
Pilsen, Czech Republic Indoor carpet  Czech Republic 3–1  Argentina
Bloemfontein, South Africa Outdoor hard  South Africa 1–4  Belgium
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay  Slovakia 2–3  Netherlands

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1996. Winners will advance to the World Group Play-offs, and loser will play in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 27–28 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Plovdiv, Bulgaria Outdoor clay  Bulgaria 0–5  Slovakia
Kampen, Netherlands Outdoor clay  Netherlands 4–1  Australia
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor hard  Indonesia 2–3  Belgium
Vancouver, Canada Outdoor hard  Canada 0–3  Czech Republic

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

The four losing teams from World Group II (Australia, Bulgaria, Canada and Indonesia) will play off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Croatia and Switzerland), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (South Korea), and one team from the Americas Zone (Chile).

Date: 13–14 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Aurora, Canada Outdoor clay  Canada 2–3  Australia
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor hard  Indonesia 2–3  Switzerland
Viña del Mar, Chile Outdoor clay  Chile 0–5  Croatia
Plovdiv, Bulgaria Outdoor clay  Bulgaria 1–4  South Korea

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Fed Cup Americas Zone.
  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I[edit]

Venue: Club Palestino, Santiago, Chile (outdoor clay)

Dates: 22–28 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (outdoor clay)

Dates: 6–12 May

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone.
  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I[edit]

Venue: 700 Years Anniversary Complex, Chiang Mai, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 19–24 January

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: 700 Years Anniversary Complex, Chiang Mai, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 19–24 January

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone.
  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I[edit]

Venue: La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain (outdoor clay)

Dates: 22–24 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Ramat HaSharon, Israel (outdoor hard)

Dates: 25–30 March

Participating Teams

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