2007 Fed Cup

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The 2007 Fed Cup was the 45th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Luzhniki Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia, on 15–16 September. The home team, Russia, defeated the defending champions, Italy, 0–4, giving Russia their third title in four years.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2007 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Belgium

China

France

Italy

Japan

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
21–22 April
Semifinals
14–15 July
Final
15–16 September
                           
  Castellaneta Marina, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  1   Italy 5  
      China 0     Stowe, VT, United States (Outdoor hard)
    1   Italy 3  
Limoges, France (Indoor clay)   4   France 2  
      Japan 0
  4   France 5     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1   Italy 0
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)     3   Russia 4
  3   Russia 5  
      Spain 0     Castellaneta Marina, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    3   Russia 3
Delray Beach, FL, United States (Outdoor hard)       United States 2  
      United States 5
  2   Belgium 0  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2007 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

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

Date: 14–15 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Linz, Austria Outdoor clay  Austria 1–4  Israel
Knokke-Heist, Belgium Outdoor clay  Belgium 1–4  China
Toyota, Aichi, Japan Indoor carpet  Japan 2–3  Germany
Palafrugell, Spain Outdoor clay  Spain 4–1  Czech Republic

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2007 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2007. 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
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay  Slovakia 0–5  Czech Republic
Fürth, Germany Outdoor clay  Germany 4–1  Croatia
Kamloops, BC, Canada Indoor carpet  Canada 2–3  Israel
Dornbirn, Austria Indoor clay  Austria 4–1  Australia

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2007 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

The four losing teams from World Group II (Australia, Canada, Croatia and Slovakia) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Serbia and Ukraine), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Chinese Taipei), and one team from the Americas Zone (Argentina).

Date: 14–15 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Ashmore, Australia Outdoor hard  Australia 1–4  Ukraine
Córdoba, Argentina Outdoor clay  Argentina 4–1  Canada
Split, Croatia Outdoor clay  Croatia 3–2  Chinese Taipei
Košice, Slovakia Indoor hard  Slovakia 4–1  Serbia

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2007 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: Pilara Tenis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina (outdoor clay)

Dates: 18–21 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club, Montevideo, Uruguay (outdoor clay)

Dates: 16–21 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2007 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: Scenic Circles Hotel Tennis Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 16–21 April

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2007 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: 18–21 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius (outdoor hard)

Dates: 17–20 April

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius (outdoor hard)

Dates: 23–27 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]

23 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 29,922.5 Steady
2  Italy 23,745.0 Steady
3  France 23,297.5 Steady
4  United States 12,490.0 Increase 1
5  Belgium 12,480.0 Decrease 1
6  Spain 7,825.0 Steady
7  Austria 6,085.0 Increase 2
8  Japan 5,027.5 Steady
9  Germany 4,862.5 Increase 2
10  China 4,862.5 Decrease 3
16 July
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 30,420.0 Steady
2  Italy 27,855.0 Steady
3  France 16,055.0 Steady
4  United States 9,907.5 Steady
5  Belgium 9,360.0 Steady
6  Spain 8,880.0 Steady
7  China 6,230.0 Increase 3
8  Israel 6,120.0 Increase 4
9  Germany 5,925.0 Steady
10  Austria 4,240.0 Decrease 3
17 September
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 34,500.0 Steady
2  Italy 25,810.0 Steady
3  France 14,010.0 Steady
4  United States 9,907.5 Steady
5  Belgium 9,360.0 Steady
6  Spain 8,880.0 Steady
7  China 6,230.0 Steady
8  Israel 6,120.0 Steady
9  Germany 5,925.0 Steady
10  Austria 4,240.0 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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