2011 Fed Cup

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The 2011 Fed Cup (also known as the 2011 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 49th edition of the tournament between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on 5–6 November. Czech Republic defeated the home team, Russia, to win their sixth title and first as an independent nation.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Australia

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Italy

Russia

Slovakia

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
5–6 February
Semifinals
16–17 April
Final
5–6 November
                           
  Hobart, Australia (Outdoor hard)
  1   Italy 4  
    Australia 1     Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
    1   Italy 0  
Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)   3   Russia 5  
    France 2
  3   Russia 3     Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
    3   Russia 2
  Bratislava, Slovakia (Indoor hard)     4   Czech Republic 3
  4   Czech Republic 3  
    Slovakia 2     Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)
    4   Czech Republic 3
Antwerp, Belgium (Indoor hard)     Belgium 2  
    Belgium 4
  2   United States 1  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

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

Date: 16–17 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Indoor clay  Germany 5–0  United States (1)
Club de Tenis Lleida, Lleida, Spain Outdoor clay  Spain (2) 4–1  France
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia Indoor clay  Slovakia (3) 2–3  Serbia
Glen Iris Valley Recreational Club, Melbourne, Australia Outdoor clay  Australia (4) 2–3  Ukraine

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2011. The winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and the loser playing in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 5–6 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Tere Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia Indoor hard  Estonia 1–4  Spain (1)
Ljudski vrt Sports Hall, Maribor, Slovenia Indoor clay  Slovenia 1–4  Germany (4)
Spens Sports Center, Novi Sad, Serbia Indoor hard  Serbia (3) 3–2  Canada
Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, Sweden  Sweden 2–3  Ukraine (2)

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2011 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

The four losing teams from World Group II (Estonia, Slovenia, Canada and Sweden) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Belarus and Switzerland), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Japan), and one team from the Americas Zone (Argentina).

Date: 16–17 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Minsk Sports Palace, Minsk, Belarus Indoor hard  Belarus 5–0  Estonia (1)
Bourbon Beans Dome, Kobe, Japan[1]  Japan 4–0  Argentina (2)
Teniski Klub Koper, Koper, Slovenia Outdoor clay  Slovenia 3–2  Canada (3)
TC Lido Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland   Switzerland (4) 4–1  Sweden

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: Tenis Club Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina (outdoor clay)

Dates: February 2–5

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Centro Nacional de Tenis, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (outdoor hard)

Dates: May 16–22

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: National Tennis Centre, Nonthaburi, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: February 2–5

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Nonthaburi, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: February 2–5

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: Municipal Tennis Club, Eilat, Israel (outdoor hard)

Dates: February 2–5

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Smash Tennis Academy, Cairo, Egypt (outdoor clay)

Dates: May 4–7

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Venue: Smash Tennis Academy, Cairo, Egypt (outdoor clay)

Dates: May 2–7

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.[2]

7 February
Rank Nation Points[3] Move
1  Italy 37,092.5 Steady
2  Russia 21,055.0 Increase 1
3  United States 17,002.5 Decrease 1
4  Czech Republic 10,827.5 Steady
5  Belgium 8,845.0 Increase 3
6  Spain 7,345.0 Decrease 1
7  Slovakia 5,037.5 Decrease 1
8  Australia 4,987.5 Decrease 1
9  France 4,800.0 Steady
10  Serbia 4,785.0 Increase 1
18 April
Rank Nation Points[3] Move
1  Italy 31,927.5 Steady
2  Russia 24,165.0 Steady
3  Czech Republic 16,470.0 Increase 1
4  United States 13,912.5 Decrease 1
5  Belgium 7,775.0 Steady
6  Spain 7,157.5 Steady
7  Serbia 6,115.0 Increase 3
8  Ukraine 6,070.0 Increase 3
9  Germany 5,655.0 Increase 3
10  Australia 4,175.0 Decrease 2
7 November
Rank Nation Points[3] Move
1  Italy 31,927.5 Steady
2  Czech Republic 24,650.0 Increase 1
3  Russia 20,120.0 Decrease 1
4  United States 13,912.5 Steady
5  Belgium 7,775.0 Steady
6  Spain 7,157.5 Steady
7  Serbia 6,115.0 Steady
8  Ukraine 6,070.0 Steady
9  Germany 5,655.0 Steady
10  Australia 4,175.0 Steady

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 16–17 July
  2. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2012. 

External links[edit]