2002 Fed Cup

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The 2002 Fed Cup was the 40th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, Spain on 2–3 November. Slovakia defeated Spain, giving Slovakia their first title.

World Group[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Hungary

Italy

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
27–28 April
Quarterfinals
20–21 July
Semifinals
30–31 October
Final
2–3 November
                                     
Brussels, Belgium (Indoor clay)
1   Belgium 3  
Bologna, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  Australia 1  
  1   Belgium 1  
Milan, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  6   Italy 4  
  Sweden 0
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
6   Italy 5  
  6   Italy 1  
Bratislava, Slovakia (Outdoor clay)
  7   Slovakia 3  
7   Slovakia 3  
Bratislava, Slovakia (Indoor carpet)
   Switzerland 2  
  7   Slovakia 4
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
  4   France 1  
  Argentina 2
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
4   France 3  
  7   Slovakia 3
Charlotte, NC, United States (Outdoor clay)
  5   Spain 1
3   United States 2  
Pörtschach, Austria (Outdoor clay)
  Austria 3  
    Austria 4
Bol, Croatia (Outdoor clay)
    Croatia 1  
  Croatia 3
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
8   Czech Republic 2  
    Austria 2
Almería, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  5   Spain 3  
5   Spain 4  
Capdepera, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  Hungary 1  
  5   Spain 5
Dresden, Germany (Outdoor clay)
    Germany 0  
  Germany 3
2   Russia 2  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties and eight winners of the Zonal Group I sections will compete in the World Group Play-offs for spots in the 2003 World Group.

Date: 20–21 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Wollongong, Australia Indoor hard  Australia 3–2  Netherlands
Malmö, Sweden Outdoor clay  Sweden 3–2   Switzerland
Budapest, Hungary Outdoor clay  Hungary 0–5  Argentina
Springfield, MO, United States Outdoor hard  United States 5–0  Israel
Přerov, Czech Republic Outdoor clay  Czech Republic 5–0  Canada
Beijing, China Indoor hard  China 0–5  Russia
Bogotá, Colombia Outdoor clay  Colombia w/o  Japan
Portorož, Slovenia Outdoor clay  Slovenia 4–1  Ukraine

Americas Zone[edit]

  • 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: San Luis Potosí, Mexico (outdoor hard)

Dates: 23–27 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Havana, Cuba (outdoor hard)

Dates: 14–18 May

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

  • 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: Guangzhou, China (outdoor hard)

Dates: 4–9 March

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Guangzhou, China (outdoor hard)

Dates: 4–8 March

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

  • 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: Antalya, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 24–28 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Pretoria, South Africa (outdoor hard)

Dates: 9–13 April

Participating Teams

Year-End Rankings[edit]

The Fed Cup rankings were first instated on 4 November 2002,[1] and were measured by combining points earned from the previous four years. The first No. 1 ranked nation, and the year-end No. 1 for 2002, was Slovakia.

Rank Nation Points[2]
1  Slovakia 22,125.0
2  Spain 21,000.0
3  Belgium 16,625.0
4  United States 12,500.0
5  Russia 12,250.0
6  France 9,000.0
7  Italy 8,625.0
8  Austria 7,625.0
9  Argentina 6,725.0
10  Germany 5,625.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2012. 

External links[edit]