1997 Fed Cup

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The 1997 Fed Cup was the 35th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. The final took place at Brabant Hall in 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands on 4–5 October, with France defeating the Netherlands to win their first title.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1997 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Japan

Netherlands

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
1–2 March
Semifinals
12–13 July
Final
4–5 October
                           
  Haarlem, Netherlands (Indoor carpet)
  1   United States 2  
      Netherlands 3     Prague, Czech Republic (Outdoor clay)
        Netherlands 3  
Mannheim, Germany (Indoor hard)       Czech Republic 2  
      Czech Republic 3
  4   Germany 2     's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (Indoor carpet)
        Netherlands 1
  Tokyo, Japan (Indoor hard)     3   France 4
  3   France 4  
      Japan 1     Nice, France (Outdoor clay)
    3   France 3
Sprimont, Belgium (Indoor hard)       Belgium 2  
      Belgium 5
  2   Spain 0  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1997 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (Germany, Japan, Spain and United States), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Argentina, Australia, Croatia and Switzerland) enter the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 12–13 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Hope Island, Australia Outdoor hard  Australia 2–3  Spain
Zürich, Switzerland Indoor carpet   Switzerland 5–0  Argentina
Frankfurt, Germany Outdoor carpet  Germany 3–2  Croatia
Chestnut Hill, MA, United States Outdoor hard  United States 5–0  Japan

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1997 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1997. Winners will advance to the World Group Play-offs, and loser will play in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 1–2 March

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Zagreb, Croatia Indoor hard  Croatia 4–1  Austria
Košice, Slovakia Indoor carpet  Slovakia 2–3   Switzerland
Seoul, South Korea Outdoor hard  South Korea 1–4  Argentina
Durban, South Africa Outdoor hard  South Africa 2–3  Australia

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1997 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

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

Date: 12–13 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Pörtschach, Austria Outdoor clay  Austria 3–2  South Africa
Seoul, South Korea Outdoor clay  South Korea 1–4  Russia
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor clay  Indonesia 0–5  Italy
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay  Slovakia 5–0  Canada

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1997 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: Colombian Tennis Academy, Bogotá, Colombia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 29 April – 4 May

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Casa de Campo, San Domingo, Dominican Republic (outdoor clay)

Dates: 12–18 May

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1997 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: Renouf Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 11–15 March

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Renouf Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 11–15 March

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1997 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: Bari T.C., Bari, Italy (outdoor clay)

Dates: 22–26 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Ali Bey Club, Manavgat, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 5–11 May

Participating Teams

External links[edit]