2005 Fed Cup

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The 2005 Fed Cup was the 43rd edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at Court Philippe Chatrier in Paris, France, on 17–18 September. The home team, France, lost to Russia, 2–3, giving Russia their second title, consecutively and overall, and their second win against Russia in a final.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

France

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
23–24 April
Semifinals
9–10 July
Final
17–18 September
                           
  Brindisi, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  1   Russia 4  
      Italy 1     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1   Russia 4  
Delray Beach, Florida, United States (Outdoor hard)   4   United States 1  
      Belgium 0
  4   United States 5     Paris, France (Outdoor clay)
    1   Russia 3
  Jerez, Spain (Outdoor clay)     2   France 2
  3   Spain 3  
      Argentina 2     Aix-en-Provence, France (Outdoor hard)
    3   Spain 1
Pörtschach, Austria (Outdoor clay)   2   France 3  
      Austria 1
  2   France 4  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

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

Date: 9–10 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Austria Outdoor clay  Austria 4–1  Switzerland
Belgium Outdoor hard  Belgium 3–2  Argentina
Bol, Croatia Outdoor clay  Croatia 1–4  Germany
Czech Republic Indoor carpet  Czech Republic 2–3  Italy

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2005. Winners will advance to the World Group Play-offs, and losers will play in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 23–24 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Neuchâtel, Switzerland Indoor hard  Switzerland 3–2  Slovakia
Essen, Germany Outdoor clay  Germany 4–1  Indonesia
Phuket, Thailand Outdoor hard  Thailand 2–3  Croatia
Prague, Czech Republic Outdoor clay  Czech Republic 3–2  Japan

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

The four losing teams from World Group II (Indonesia, Japan, Slovakia and Thailand) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Bulgaria and Slovenia), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (China), and one team from the Americas Zone (Puerto Rico).

Date: 9–10 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Salinas, Puerto Rico Outdoor hard  Puerto Rico 1–4  Indonesia
Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard  Japan 4–1  Bulgaria
Pathum Thani, Thailand Outdoor hard  Thailand 4–1  Slovakia
Beijing, China Indoor hard  China 4–1  Slovenia

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005 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: Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club, Montevideo, Uruguay (outdoor clay)

Dates: 20–23 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Liga de Tenis de Campo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 21–23 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005 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: R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, New Delhi, India (outdoor hard)

Dates: 20–23 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, New Delhi, India (outdoor hard)

Dates: 19–21 April

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2005 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: Club Ali Bey, Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 20–23 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Club Ali Bey, Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey (outdoor hard)

Dates: 27–30 April

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

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

Dates: 28–30 April

Participating Teams

Rankings[edit]

The rankings were measured after the three points during the year that play took place, and were collated by combining points earned from the previous four years.[1]

25 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  France 33,547.5 Steady
2  Russia 31,637.5 Steady
3  Spain 17,955.0 Steady
4  United States 15,052.5 Increase 2
5  Slovakia 11,655.0 Decrease 1
6  Belgium 10,550.0 Decrease 1
7  Austria 9,390.0 Steady
8  Italy 5,125.0 Steady
9  Germany 4,825.0 Increase 2
10  Croatia 4,260.0 Increase 3
11 July
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  France 37,145.0 Steady
2  Russia 34,992.5 Steady
3  Spain 15,910.0 Steady
4  United States 13,765.0 Steady
5  Belgium 11,600.0 Increase 1
6  Slovakia 10,385.0 Decrease 1
7  Austria 8,920.0 Steady
8  Germany 6,425.0 Increase 1
9  Italy 6,225.0 Decrease 1
10  Switzerland 3,685.0 Increase 1
19 September
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 37,355.0 Increase 1
2  France 30,510.0 Decrease 1
3  Spain 12,910.0 Steady
4  United States 12,220.0 Steady
5  Austria 8,920.0 Increase 2
6  Belgium 7,350.0 Decrease 1
7  Slovakia 6,885.0 Decrease 1
8  Italy 6,225.0 Increase 1
9  Germany 5,675.0 Decrease 1
10  Switzerland 3,685.0 Steady

References[edit]

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

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