2009 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2009. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Russia was the two-time defending champion, but they were defeated by Italy in the semifinals. The Italian team went on to win, defeating the United States in the final, 4–0.

Participating Teams[edit]

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  

First Round[edit]

Russia vs. China[edit]


Russia
5
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
7–8 February 2009
RuKortHard (indoors)

China
0
1 2 3
1 Russia
China
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Yan Zi
6
2
6
4
   
2 Russia
China
Elena Dementieva
Zhang Shuai
6
3
6
0
   
3 Russia
China
Anna Chakvetadze
Yan Zi
6
1
6
2
   
4 Russia
China
Alisa Kleybanova
Sun Tiantian
6
1
6
1
   
5 Russia
China
Elena Dementieva / Svetlana Kuznetsova
Sun Tiantian / Yan Zi
1
6
6
4
6
4
 

[1]

France vs. Italy[edit]


France
0
Palais des Sports, Orléans, France
7–8 February 2009
Resin hard (indoors)

Italy
5
1 2 3
1 France
Italy
Amélie Mauresmo
Flavia Pennetta
6
2
67
79
4
6
 
2 France
Italy
Alizé Cornet
Francesca Schiavone
1
6
6
2
6
8
 
3 France
Italy
Alizé Cornet
Flavia Pennetta
2
6
2
6
   
4 France
Italy
Amélie Mauresmo
Sara Errani
3
6
4
6
   
5 France
Italy
Séverine Brémond / Nathalie Dechy
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
4
6
4
6
   

[2]

United States vs. Argentina[edit]


United States
3
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, Surprise, AZ, United States
7–8 February 2009
Decoturf (outdoors)

Argentina
2
1 2 3
1 United States
Argentina
Jill Craybas
Betina Jozami
6
2
6
1
   
2 United States
Argentina
Melanie Oudin
Gisela Dulko
2
6
5
7
   
3 United States
Argentina
Jill Craybas
Gisela Dulko
1
6
3
6
   
4 United States
Argentina
Melanie Oudin
Betina Jozami
2
6
6
1
6
2
 
5 United States
Argentina
Julie Ditty / Liezel Huber
Gisela Dulko / Betina Jozami
6
2
6
3
   

[3]

Czech Republic vs. Spain[edit]


Czech Republic
4
Brno Exhibition Centre, Brno, Czech Republic
7–8 February 2009
Carpet (indoors)

Spain
1
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Spain
Petra Kvitová
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
4
6
4
   
2 Czech Republic
Spain
Iveta Benešová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6
1
1
6
4
6
 
3 Czech Republic
Spain
Lucie Šafářová
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
4
6
3
   
4 Czech Republic
Spain
Petra Kvitová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6
4
7
5
   
5 Czech Republic
Spain
Iveta Benešová / Květa Peschke
Lourdes Domínguez Lino / María José Martínez Sánchez
6
4
6
2
   

[4]

Semifinals[edit]

Russia vs. Italy[edit]


Russia
1
Nova Yardinia, Castellaneta Marina, Italy
25–26 April 2009
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
4
1 2 3
1 Russia
Italy
Anna Chakvetadze
Flavia Pennetta
4
6
0
6
   
2 Russia
Italy
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Francesca Schiavone
6
1
2
6
3
6
 
3 Russia
Italy
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Flavia Pennetta
6
0
6
3
   
4 Russia
Italy
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Francesca Schiavone
6
7
6
4
2
6
 
5 Russia
Italy
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Nadia Petrova
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
6
1
3
6
4
6
 

[5]

United States vs. Czech Republic[edit]


United States
3
Starobrno Rondo Arena, Brno, Czech Republic
25–26 April 2009
Acrylic hard (indoors)

Czech Republic
2
1 2 3
1 United States
Czech Republic
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Petra Kvitová
3
6
62
77
   
2 United States
Czech Republic
Alexa Glatch
Iveta Benešová
6
1
6
2
   
3 United States
Czech Republic
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Lucie Šafářová
3
6
1
6
   
4 United States
Czech Republic
Alexa Glatch
Petra Kvitová
6
2
6
1
   
5 United States
Czech Republic
Liezel Huber / Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Iveta Benešová / Květa Peschke
2
6
77
62
6
1
 

[6]

Final[edit]

Italy vs. United States[edit]


Italy
4
Circolo del Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy
7–8 November 2009
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
0
1 2 3
1 Italy
United States
Flavia Pennetta
Alexa Glatch
6
3
6
1
   
2 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Melanie Oudin
77
62
6
2
   
3 Italy
United States
Flavia Pennetta
Melanie Oudin
7
5
6
2
   
4 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Alexa Glatch
      not
played
5 Italy
United States
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
Liezel Huber / Vania King
4
6
6
3
11
9
 

[7]

 2009 Fed Cup Champions 

Italy
Second title

References[edit]

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

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