2006 Fed Cup

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The 2006 Fed Cup was the 44th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium, on 16–17 September. The home team, Belgium, lost to Italy, 2–3, giving Italy their first title in their first final and Belgium's second final.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Austria

Belgium

France

Germany

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
22–23 April
Semifinals
15–16 July
Final
16–17 September
                           
  Liège, Belgium (Indoor hard)
  1   Russia 2  
    Belgium 3     Ostend, Belgium (Indoor hard)
      Belgium 4  
Ettenheim, Germany (Outdoor clay)   4   United States 1  
    Germany 2
  4   United States 3     Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)
      Belgium 2
  Valencia, Spain (Outdoor clay)       Italy 3
  3   Spain 5  
    Austria 0     Zaragoza, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    3   Spain 1
Nancy, France (Indoor clay)     Italy 3  
    Italy 4
  2   France 1  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (Austria, France, Germany and Russia), and four winners of the World Group II ties (China, Croatia, Czech Republic and Japan) enter the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 15–16 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard  Japan 5–0  Austria
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Outdoor clay  France 3–2  Czech Republic
Beijing, China Indoor hard  China 4–1  Germany
Umag, Croatia Outdoor clay  Croatia 2–3  Russia

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2006. Winners will advance to the World Group Play-offs, and losers will play in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 21–22 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard  Japan 4–1  Switzerland
Zagreb, Croatia Indoor carpet  Croatia 3–2  Argentina
Bangkok, Thailand Outdoor hard  Thailand 1–4  Czech Republic
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor hard  Indonesia 0–4  China

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

The four losing teams from World Group II (Argentina, Indonesia, Switzerland and Thailand) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Israel and Slovakia), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Australia), and one team from the Americas Zone (Canada).

Date: 14–15 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Ramat HaSharon, Israel Outdoor hard  Israel w/o  Indonesia
Edmonton, Canada Outdoor hard  Canada 3–2  Argentina
Bratislava, Slovakia Indoor hard  Slovakia 5–0  Thailand
Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland Outdoor hard  Switzerland 0–5  Australia

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 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: Club Campestre de Medellín, Medellín, Colombia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 19–22 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Parque del Este, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (outdoor hard)

Dates: 18–20 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 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: Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea (outdoor hard)

Dates: 20–22 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea (outdoor hard)

Dates: 20–21 April

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 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: TC Lokomotiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (outdoor clay)

Dates: 17–22 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

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

Dates: 26–29 April

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

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

Dates: 26–29 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]

24 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 35,267.5 Steady
2  France 27,910.0 Steady
3  Spain 14,502.5 Steady
4  United States 14,275.0 Steady
5  Belgium 9,987.5 Increase 1
6  Italy 8,855.0 Increase 2
7  Austria 7,875.0 Decrease 2
8  Slovakia 7,077.5 Decrease 1
9  Germany 4,762.5 Steady
10  Japan 4,437.5 Increase 4
17 July
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 31,960.0 Steady
2  France 23,292.5 Steady
3  Belgium 14,592.5 Increase 2
4  Italy 13,510.0 Increase 2
5  United States 11,442.5 Decrease 1
6  Spain 10,957.5 Decrease 3
7  China 5,822.5 Increase 6
8  Japan 5,767.5 Increase 2
9  Slovakia 5,407.55 Decrease 1
10  Austria 5,030.0 Decrease 3
18 September
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 27,860.0 Steady
2  Italy 21,690.0 Increase 2
3  France 21,247.5 Decrease 1
4  Belgium 14,592.5 Decrease 1
5  United States 11,442.5 Steady
6  Spain 10,957.5 Steady
7  China 5,822.5 Steady
8  Japan 5,767.5 Steady
9  Austria 5,030.0 Increase 1
10  Canada 3,995.0 Increase 1

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]