2001 Fed Cup

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The 2001 Fed Cup was the 39th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The World Group was held at the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I in Madrid, Spain, from 7–11 November. It was reduced from thirteen to eight teams, divided into two pools, with the winners meeting in the finals. In the final, Belgium defeated Russia, giving Belgium their first title.

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2001 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

First Round[edit]

Dates: 28–29 April

The winners of Zonal Competition from last year (Argentina, Hungary, Japan) were randomly drawn against five teams from the 2000 World Group pools. The winners were guaranteed a spot in the World Group next year.

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bassano del Grappa, Italy Indoor carpet  Italy 4–1  Croatia
Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard  Japan 1–4  Argentina
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay  Slovakia 4–1  Hungary
Adelaide, Australia Outdoor grass  Australia 5–0  Austria

Second Rounds[edit]

Dates: 21–22 July

The winners of the first round played off against four other teams from the 2000 World Group pools, with the winners proceeding to the World Group. The losers of the first round played off against this year's zonal competition winners, with the winners remaining in World Group for next year, and the losers proceeding to Zonal Competition for next year.

Note: Germany, as the highest-ranked of the 2nd round losers in the ITF's Fed Cup rankings, replaced the defending champions United States in the World Group after the US withdrew citing security risks following the September 11 attacks. [1]

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2001 Fed Cup World Group.

All ties were played at the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain, on indoor clay courts.

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.

Final[edit]


Russia
1
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain
11 November 2001
Red clay (indoors)

Belgium
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
Belgium
Nadia Petrova
Justine Henin
0
6
3
6
   
2 Russia
Belgium
Elena Dementieva
Kim Clijsters
0
6
4
6
   
3 Russia
Belgium
Elena Likhovtseva / Nadia Petrova
Els Callens / Laurence Courtois
7
5
77
62
   

[1]

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2001 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: Montevideo, Uruguay (outdoor clay)

Dates: 23–28 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (outdoor hard)

Dates: 15–19 May

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2001 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: Kaohsiung, Taiwan (outdoor hard)

Dates: 9–14 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Kaohsiung, Taiwan (outdoor hard)

Dates: 9–14 April

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2001 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: Murcia, Spain (outdoor clay)

Dates: 24–28 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Belek, Antalya, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 14–17 May

Participating Teams

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia v Belgium". fedcup.com. 

External links[edit]