2009 Fed Cup

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The 2009 Fed Cup was the 46th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Circolo del Tennis in Reggio Calabria, Italy, on 7–8 November. The home team, Italy, defeated the United States, 4–0, giving Italy their second title.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2009 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Argentina

China

Czech Republic

France

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
7–8 February
Semifinals
25–26 April
Final
7–8 November
                           
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
  1   Russia 5  
      China 0     Castellaneta, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1   Russia 1  
Orléans, France (Indoor hard)   4   Italy 4  
      France 0
  4   Italy 5     Reggio Calabria, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    4   Italy 4
  Surprise, AZ, USA (Outdoor hard)     3   United States 0
  3   United States 3  
      Argentina 2     Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
    3   United States 3
Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor carpet)       Czech Republic 2  
      Czech Republic 4
  2   Spain 1  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2009 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (China, France, Argentina and Spain), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Slovakia, Germany, Serbia and Ukraine) enter the draw for the World Group Play-offs. Four seeded teams, based on the latest Fed Cup ranking, are drawn against four unseeded teams.

Date: 25–26 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Lleida, Spain Outdoor clay  Spain (1) 0–4  Serbia
Limoges, France Indoor clay  France (2) 3–2  Slovakia
Frankfurt, Germany Outdoor clay  Germany 3–2  China (3)
Mar del Plata, Argentina Outdoor clay  Argentina (4) 0–5  Ukraine

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2009 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2009. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 7–8 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bratislava, Slovakia Indoor hard  Slovakia 4–1  Belgium (1)
Zurich, Switzerland Indoor hard   Switzerland 2–3  Germany (4)
Belgrade, Serbia Indoor hard  Serbia 4–1  Japan (3)
Kharkiv, Ukraine Indoor hard  Ukraine 3–2  Israel (2)

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2009 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

The four losing teams from World Group II (Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, and Israel) will play off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Estonia and Poland), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Australia), and one team from the Americas Zone (Canada).

Date: 25–26 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Hasselt, Belgium Indoor clay  Belgium (1) 3–2  Canada
Tallinn, Estonia Indoor hard  Estonia 3–2  Israel (2)
Gdynia, Poland Outdoor clay  Poland 3–2  Japan (3)
Mildura, Australia Outdoor grass  Australia (4) 3–1   Switzerland

Americas Zone[edit]

  • 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: Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Canada (indoor hard)

Dates: 4–7 February

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

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

Dates: 21–25 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

  • 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: State Tennis Centre, Perth, Australia (outdoor hard)

Dates: 4–7 February

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: State Tennis Centre, Perth, Australia (outdoor hard)

Dates: 4–6 February

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

  • 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: Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)

Dates: 4–7 February

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Attaleya Shine Tennis Club, Antalya, Turkey (outdoor hard)

Dates: 21–25 April

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Venue: Marsa Sports Club, Marsa, Malta (outdoor hard)

Dates: 21–25 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]

9 February
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 38,932.5 Steady
2  Italy 21,740.0 Steady
3  Spain 11,905.0 Steady
4  United States 10,390.0 Steady
5  Czech Republic 8,730.0 Increase 3
6  France 6,820.0 Decrease 1
7  China 6,520.0 Decrease 1
8  Belgium 5,745.0 Decrease 1
9  Argentina 4,757.5 Steady
10  Germany 4,550.0 Increase 2
27 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 33,772.5 Steady
2  Italy 23,800.0 Steady
3  United States 16,570.0 Increase 1
4  Spain 9,842.5 Decrease 1
5  Czech Republic 8,192.5 Steady
6  France 6,312.5 Steady
7  Ukraine 6,225.0 Increase 5
8  Serbia 5842.5 Increase 5
9  Germany 5,625.0 Increase 1
10  China 5,162.5 Decrease 3
9 November
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Italy 27,935.0 Increase 1
2  Russia 25,677.5 Decrease 1
3  United States 14,570.0 Steady
4  Spain 9,842.5 Steady
5  Czech Republic 8,192.5 Steady
6  Ukraine 6,225.0 Increase 1
7  Serbia 5,842.5 Increase 1
8  Germany 5,625.0 Increase 1
9  China 5,162.5 Increase 1
10  Belgium 4,505.0 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]