2008 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2008. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Russia was the defending champion, and they succeeded in defending their title by defeating Spain in the final, 4–0.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

China

France

Germany

Israel

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
2–3 February
Semifinals
26–27 April
Final
13–14 September
                           
  Ramat HaSharon, Israel (Outdoor hard)
  1   Russia 4  
    Israel 1     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1   Russia 3  
La Jolla, United States (Outdoor hard)   4   United States 2  
    Germany 1
  4   United States 4     Madrid, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    1   Russia 4
  Beijing, China (Indoor hard)       Spain 0
  3   France 2  
    China 3     Beijing, China (Indoor hard)
      China 1
Naples, Italy (Indoor hard)     Spain 4  
    Spain 3
  2   Italy 2  

First Round[edit]

Russia vs. Israel[edit]


Russia
4
Canada Stadium, Ramat HaSharon, Israel
2–3 February 2008
Acrylic hard (outdoors)

Israel
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
Israel
Dinara Safina
Shahar Pe'er
6
0
2
6
2
6
 
2 Russia
Israel
Maria Sharapova
Tzipora Obziler
6
0
6
4
   
3 Russia
Israel
Maria Sharapova
Shahar Pe'er
6
1
6
1
   
4 Russia
Israel
Anna Chakvetadze
Tzipora Obziler
6
4
6
2
   
5 Russia
Israel
Dinara Safina / Elena Vesnina
Tzipora Obziler / Shahar Pe'er
6
0
1
6
6
4
 

[1]

Germany vs. United States[edit]


Germany
1
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, La Jolla, California, United States
2–3 February 2008
Decoturf (outdoors)

United States
4
1 2 3
1 Germany
United States
Sabine Lisicki
Lindsay Davenport
6
1
7
5
   
2 Germany
United States
Tatjana Malek
Ashley Harkleroad
1
6
3
6
   
3 Germany
United States
Julia Görges
Lindsay Davenport
1
6
2
6
   
4 Germany
United States
Sabine Lisicki
Ashley Harkleroad
4
6
5
7
   
5 Germany
United States
Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Tatjana Malek
Lisa Raymond / Lindsay Davenport
2
6
0
6
   

[2]

France vs. China[edit]


France
2
Beijing International Tennis Centre, Beijing, China
2–3 February 2008
Rebound Ace (indoors)

China
3
1 2 3
1 France
China
Alizé Cornet
Li Na
3
6
1
6
   
2 France
China
Virginie Razzano
Peng Shuai
6
4
3
6
4
6
 
3 France
China
Virginie Razzano
Li Na
4
6
6
2
6
4
 
4 France
China
Nathalie Dechy
Yan Zi
6
3
6
2
   
5 France
China
Virginie Razzano / Nathalie Dechy
Yan Zi / Zheng Jie
5
7
65
77
   

[3]

Spain vs. Italy[edit]


Spain
3
PalaEldo, Naples, Italy
2–3 February 2008
RuKortHard (indoors)

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
Italy
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Francesca Schiavone
77
64
3
6
6
2
 
2 Spain
Italy
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Flavia Pennetta
6
2
6
3
   
3 Spain
Italy
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Francesca Schiavone
6
4
6
1
   
4 Spain
Italy
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Sara Errani
7
5
4
6
0
6
 
5 Spain
Italy
Nuria Llagostera Vives / Carla Suárez Navarro
Tathiana Garbin / Sara Errani
4
6
3
6
   

[4]

Semifinals[edit]

Russia vs. United States[edit]


Russia
3
Luzhniki Palace of Sports, Moscow, Russia
26–27 April 2008
Red clay (indoors)

United States
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
United States
Anna Chakvetadze
Vania King
6
4
7
5
   
2 Russia
United States
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Ahsha Rolle
6
2
6
1
   
3 Russia
United States
Vera Zvonareva
Vania King
4
6
6
3
6
2
 
4 Russia
United States
Elena Vesnina
Ahsha Rolle
3
6
4
6
   
5 Russia
United States
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Vesnina
Liezel Huber / Vania King
63
77
4
6
   

[5]

China vs. Spain[edit]


China
1
Beijing International Tennis Centre, Beijing, China
26–27 April 2008
Rebound Ace (indoors)

Spain
4
1 2 3
1 China
Spain
Peng Shuai
Carla Suárez Navarro
3
6
64
77
   
2 China
Spain
Zheng Jie
Nuria Llagostera Vives
3
6
4
6
   
3 China
Spain
Peng Shuai
Nuria Llagostera Vives
4
6
4
6
   
4 China
Spain
Zheng Jie
Carla Suárez Navarro
77
65
6
3
   
5 China
Spain
Peng Shuai / Sun Tiantian
María José Martínez Sánchez / Nuria Llagostera Vives
2
6
1
6
   

[6]

Final[edit]

Russia vs. Spain[edit]


Russia
4
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
13–14 September 2008
Red clay (outdoors)

Spain
0
1 2 3
1 Russia
Spain
Vera Zvonareva
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
4
   
2 Russia
Spain
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
3
6
1
   
3 Russia
Spain
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Anabel Medina Garrigues
5
7
6
3
6
4
 
4 Russia
Spain
Vera Zvonareva
Carla Suárez Navarro
      not
played
5 Russia
Spain
Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina
Nuria Llagostera Vives / Carla Suárez Navarro
6
2
6
1
   

[7]

 2008 Fed Cup Champions 

Russia
Fourth title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia v Israel". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Germany v United States". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "France v China". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Spain v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Russia v United States". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "China v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Russia v Spain". fedcup.com. 

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