2003 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2003. Sixteen nations competed in a four-round knockout competition. Slovakia was the defending champion, but they were defeated in the quarterfinals by Belgium. France defeated United States in the final to win their second title and claim the World No. 1 ranking.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Colombia

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Italy

Russia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
26–27 April
Quarterfinals
19–20 July
Semifinals
19–20 November
Final
22–23 November
                                     
Ettenheim, Germany (Outdoor clay)
1   Slovakia 3  
Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)
  Germany 2  
  1   Slovakia 0  
Bree, Belgium (Indoor clay)
  5   Belgium 5  
  Austria 0
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
5   Belgium 5  
  5   Belgium 1  
Linköping, Sweden (Indoor hard)
  3   United States 4  
7   Italy 3  
Washington, D.C., United States (Outdoor hard)
  Sweden 2  
  7   Italy 0
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States (Indoor hard)
  3   United States 5  
  Czech Republic 0
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
3   United States 5  
  3   United States 1
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
  6   France 4
4   Russia 4  
Portorož, Slovenia (Outdoor clay)
  Croatia 1  
  4   Russia 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
    Slovenia 0  
  Slovenia 3
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
8   Argentina 2  
  4   Russia 2
Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France (Indoor clay)
  6   France 3  
6   France 5  
Oviedo, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  Colombia 0  
  6   France 4
Tarragona, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  2   Spain 1  
  Australia 2
2   Spain 3  

First Round[edit]

Slovakia vs. Germany[edit]


Slovakia
3
Tennis Center Ettenheim, Ettenheim, Germany
26–27 April 2003
Red clay (outdoors)

Germany
2
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Germany
Ľudmila Cervanová
Anca Barna
6
3
2
6
2
6
 
2 Slovakia
Germany
Daniela Hantuchová
Marlene Weingärtner
2
6
77
65
7
5
 
3 Slovakia
Germany
Daniela Hantuchová
Anca Barna
2
6
6
3
6
1
 
4 Slovakia
Germany
Ľudmila Cervanová
Marlene Weingärtner
6
2
6
1
   
5 Slovakia
Germany
Eva Fislová / Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Martina Müller / Barbara Rittner
5
7
64
77
   

[1]

Austria vs. Belgium[edit]


Austria
0
Expodroom Bree, Bree, Belgium
26–27 April 2003
Red clay (indoors)

Belgium
5
1 2 3
1 Austria
Belgium
Evelyn Fauth
Kim Clijsters
6
4
2
6
2
6
 
2 Austria
Belgium
Patricia Wartusch
Justine Henin-Hardenne
2
6
1
6
   
3 Austria
Belgium
Patricia Wartusch
Kim Clijsters
2
6
2
6
   
4 Austria
Belgium
Evelyn Fauth
Els Callens
60
77
2
6
   
5 Austria
Belgium
Sybille Bammer / Yvonne Meusburger
Els Callens / Kim Clijsters
2
6
2
6
   

[2]

Italy vs. Sweden[edit]


Italy
3
Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Sweden
26–27 April 2003
Premier hard (indoors)

Sweden
2
1 2 3
1 Italy
Sweden
Antonella Serra Zanetti
Sofia Arvidsson
4
6
77
62
3
6
 
2 Italy
Sweden
Flavia Pennetta
Hanna Nooni
6
4
6
3
   
3 Italy
Sweden
Flavia Pennetta
Sofia Arvidsson
6
0
6
4
   
4 Italy
Sweden
Antonella Serra Zanetti
Hanna Nooni
6
0
2
6
4
6
 
5 Italy
Sweden
Flavia Pennetta / Roberta Vinci
Sofia Arvidsson / Maria Wolfbrandt
6
2
6
1
   

[3]

Czech Republic vs. United States[edit]


Czech Republic
0
The Paul E. Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA, United States
26–27 April 2003
Plexipave (indoors)

United States
5
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
United States
Dája Bedáňová
Venus Williams
1
6
0
6
   
2 Czech Republic
United States
Iveta Benešová
Serena Williams
5
7
1
6
   
3 Czech Republic
United States
Klára Koukalová
Serena Williams
2
6
2
6
   
4 Czech Republic
United States
Iveta Benešová
Venus Williams
3
6
2
6
   
5 Czech Republic
United States
Dája Bedáňová / Eva Birnerová
Serena Williams / Venus Williams
0
6
1
6
   

[4]

Russia vs. Croatia[edit]


Russia
4
Druzhba Multipurpose Arena, Moscow, Russia
26–27 April 2003
Taraflex (indoors)

Croatia
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
Croatia
Anastasia Myskina
Karolina Šprem
6
1
3
6
6
0
 
2 Russia
Croatia
Elena Dementieva
Iva Majoli
6
1
6
4
   
3 Russia
Croatia
Anastasia Myskina
Iva Majoli
6
2
7
5
   
4 Russia
Croatia
Elena Likhovtseva
Karolina Šprem
4
6
3
6
   
5 Russia
Croatia
Elena Dementieva / Anastasia Myskina
Darija Jurak / Matea Mezak
6
4
6
4
   

[5]

Slovenia vs. Argentina[edit]


Slovenia
3
Druzhba Multipurpose Arena, Moscow, Russia
26–27 April 2003
Taraflex (indoors)

Argentina
2
1 2 3
1 Slovenia
Argentina
Tina Pisnik
María Emilia Salerni
7
5
6
3
   
2 Slovenia
Argentina
Katarina Srebotnik
Natalia Garbellotto
6
1
6
2
   
3 Slovenia
Argentina
Katarina Srebotnik
María Emilia Salerni
6
3
61
77
6
1
 
4 Slovenia
Argentina
Maja Matevžič
Natalia Gussoni
4
6
2
6
   
5 Slovenia
Argentina
Tina Križan / Tina Pisnik
Natalia Gussoni / María Emilia Salerni
2
6
6
3
4
6
 

[6]

France vs. Colombia[edit]


France
5
Palais de Sports des Bullieux, Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France
26–27 April 2003
Red clay (indoors)

Colombia
0
1 2 3
1 France
Colombia
Nathalie Dechy
Fabiola Zuluaga
6
1
67
79
6
4
 
2 France
Colombia
Amélie Mauresmo
Catalina Castaño
5
1
     
retired
3 France
Colombia
Amélie Mauresmo
Fabiola Zuluaga
6
4
6
4
   
4 France
Colombia
Nathalie Dechy
Romy Farah
6
2
6
2
   
5 France
Colombia
Émilie Loit / Virginie Razzano
Carolina Escamilla / Romy Farah
6
1
6
1
   

[7]

Australia vs. Spain[edit]


Australia
2
Club Tenis Tarragona, Tarragona, Spain
26–27 April 2003
Red clay (outdoors)

Spain
3
1 2 3
1 Australia
Spain
Alicia Molik
Virginia Ruano Pascual
6
3
6
4
   
2 Australia
Spain
Nicole Pratt
Magüi Serna
3
6
2
6
   
3 Australia
Spain
Nicole Pratt
Conchita Martínez
1
6
2
6
   
4 Australia
Spain
Alicia Molik
Magüi Serna
4
6
1
6
   
5 Australia
Spain
Alicia Molik / Rennae Stubbs
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual
4
6
6
2
6
3
 

[8]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Slovakia vs. Belgium[edit]


Slovakia
0
Spiroudome, Charleroi, Belgium
19–20 July 2003
Decoturf II (indoors)

Belgium
5
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Belgium
Janette Husárová
Justine Henin-Hardenne
5
7
4
6
   
2 Slovakia
Belgium
Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Kim Clijsters
3
6
1
6
   
3 Slovakia
Belgium
Janette Husárová
Kim Clijsters
0
6
1
6
   
4 Slovakia
Belgium
Eva Fislová
Justine Henin-Hardenne
2
6
1
6
   
5 Slovakia
Belgium
Jarmila Gajdošová / Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Els Callens / Caroline Maes
4
6
5
7
   

[9]

Italy vs. United States[edit]


Italy
0
William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Centre, Washington, D.C., United States
19–20 July 2003
Decoturf II (outdoors)

United States
5
1 2 3
1 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Meghann Shaughnessy
3
6
4
6
   
2 Italy
United States
Rita Grande
Chanda Rubin
3
6
3
6
   
3 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Chanda Rubin
7
5
4
6
0
6
 
4 Italy
United States
Rita Grande
Meghann Shaughnessy
3
6
5
7
   
5 Italy
United States
Tathiana Garbin / Antonella Serra Zanetti
Lisa Raymond / Alexandra Stevenson
1
6
2
6
   

[10]

Russia vs. Slovenia[edit]


Russia
5
SRC Marina Portorož, Portorož, Slovenia
19–20 July 2003
Red clay (outdoors)

Slovenia
0
1 2 3
1 Russia
Slovenia
Anastasia Myskina
Maja Matevžič
6
4
6
1
   
2 Russia
Slovenia
Elena Dementieva
Katarina Srebotnik
6
1
6
3
   
3 Russia
Slovenia
Elena Bovina
Katarina Srebotnik
77
64
6
2
   
4 Russia
Slovenia
Vera Zvonareva
Maja Matevžič
6
1
6
2
   
5 Russia
Slovenia
Elena Dementieva / Anastasia Myskina
Tina Križan / Katarina Srebotnik
6
2
6
3
   

[11]

France vs. Spain[edit]


France
4
Escuela de Tenis Municipál Parque del Oeste, Oviedo, Spain
19–20 July 2003
Red clay (indoors)

Spain
1
1 2 3
1 France
Spain
Nathalie Dechy
Magüi Serna
6
3
6
4
   
2 France
Spain
Amélie Mauresmo
María Sánchez Lorenzo
6
3
6
3
   
3 France
Spain
Amélie Mauresmo
Magüi Serna
7
5
6
2
   
4 France
Spain
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
María Sánchez Lorenzo
6
3
6
4
   
5 France
Spain
Nathalie Dechy / Émilie Loit
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual
4
6
4
6
   

[12]

Semifinals[edit]

Belgium vs. United States[edit]


Belgium
1
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
19–20 November 2003
Taraflex (indoors)

United States
4
1 2 3
1 Belgium
United States
Caroline Maes
Lisa Raymond
2
6
1
6
   
2 Belgium
United States
Kirsten Flipkens
Meghann Shaughnessy
77
64
68
710
7
9
 
3 Belgium
United States
Els Callens
Meghann Shaughnessy
6
3
77
65
   
4 Belgium
United States
Elke Clijsters
Lisa Raymond
2
6
1
6
   
5 Belgium
United States
Elke Clijsters / Caroline Maes
Martina Navrátilová / Lisa Raymond
1
6
4
6
   

[13]

Russia vs. France[edit]


Russia
2
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
19–20 November 2003
Taraflex (indoors)

France
3
1 2 3
1 Russia
France
Vera Zvonareva
Amélie Mauresmo
2
6
2
6
   
2 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Mary Pierce
4
6
77
62
7
5
 
3 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Amélie Mauresmo
77
63
3
6
4
6
 
4 Russia
France
Vera Zvonareva
Mary Pierce
4
6
6
3
3
6
 
5 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina / Nadia Petrova
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro / Émilie Loit
6
3
1
6
6
3
 

[14]

Final[edit]

United States vs. France[edit]


United States
1
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
22–23 November 2003
Taraflex (indoors)

France
4
1 2 3
1 United States
France
Lisa Raymond
Amélie Mauresmo
4
6
3
6
   
2 United States
France
Meghann Shaughnessy
Mary Pierce
3
6
6
3
6
8
 
3 United States
France
Meghann Shaughnessy
Amélie Mauresmo
2
6
1
6
   
4 United States
France
Alexandra Stevenson
Émilie Loit
4
6
2
6
   
5 United States
France
Martina Navrátilová / Lisa Raymond
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro / Émilie Loit
6
4
6
0
   

[15]

 2003 Fed Cup Champions 

France
Second title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovakia v Germany". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Austria v Belgium". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "Italy v Sweden". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Czech Republic v United States". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Russia v Croatia". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Slovenia v Argentina". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "France v Colombia". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Australia v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Slovakia v Belgium". fedcup.com. 
  10. ^ "Italy v United States". fedcup.com. 
  11. ^ "Russia v Slovenia". fedcup.com. 
  12. ^ "France v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  13. ^ "Belgium v United States". fedcup.com. 
  14. ^ "Russia v France". fedcup.com. 
  15. ^ "United States v France". fedcup.com. 

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