2011 Fed Cup World Group

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Petra Kvitová in the final match against Svetlana Kuznetsova

The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2011. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Italy was the two-time defending champion, but they were defeated in the semifinals by four-time former champion Russia.

The Russians were defeated in the final by Czech Republic, 3–2, in their first final and title since 1988.[1][2]

Participating Teams[edit]

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  

First Round[edit]

Italy vs. Australia[edit]


Italy
4
Hobart International Tennis Centre, Hobart, Australia
5–6 February 2011
Plexicushion hard (outdoors)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 Italy
Australia
Francesca Schiavone
Jarmila Groth
77
64
3
6
3
6
 
2 Italy
Australia
Flavia Pennetta
Samantha Stosur
77
65
65
77
6
4
 
3 Italy
Australia
Francesca Schiavone
Samantha Stosur
77
61
3
6
7
5
 
4 Italy
Australia
Flavia Pennetta
Jarmila Groth
6
3
6
2
   
5 Italy
Australia
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
Anastasia Rodionova / Rennae Stubbs
2
6
77
61
6
4
 

[3]

France vs. Russia[edit]


France
2
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
5–6 February 2011
RuKortHard (indoors)

Russia
3
1 2 3
1 France
Russia
Alizé Cornet
Svetlana Kuznetsova
3
6
6
3
6
4
 
2 France
Russia
Virginie Razzano
Maria Sharapova
6
3
6
4
   
3 France
Russia
Alizé Cornet
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
6
3
3
6
2
6
 
4 France
Russia
Virginie Razzano
Svetlana Kuznetsova
4
6
4
6
   
5 France
Russia
Julie Coin / Alizé Cornet
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
64
77
0
6
   

[4]

Czech Republic vs. Slovakia[edit]


Czech Republic
3
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia
5–6 February 2011
Latex-ite hard (indoors)

Slovakia
2
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Slovakia
Lucie Šafářová
Daniela Hantuchová
7
5
6
1
   
2 Czech Republic
Slovakia
Petra Kvitová
Dominika Cibulková
6
2
6
3
   
3 Czech Republic
Slovakia
Petra Kvitová
Daniela Hantuchová
6
4
6
2
   
4 Czech Republic
Slovakia
Lucie Šafářová
Jana Čepelová
6
4
65
77
  retired
 
5 Czech Republic
Slovakia
Květa Peschke / Barbora Záhlavová Strýcová
Jana Čepelová / Magdaléna Rybáriková
1
6
6
4
64
77
 

[5]

Belgium vs. United States[edit]


Belgium
4
Sportpaleis Antwerp, Merksem, Belgium
5–6 February 2011
Acrylic hard (indoors)

United States
1
1 2 3
1 Belgium
United States
Yanina Wickmayer
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
6
1
78
66
   
2 Belgium
United States
Kim Clijsters
Melanie Oudin
6
0
6
4
   
3 Belgium
United States
Kim Clijsters
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
612
714
6
2
6
1
 
4 Belgium
United States
Yanina Wickmayer
Melanie Oudin
6
2
6
0
   
5 Belgium
United States
Kirsten Flipkens / An-Sophie Mestach
Liezel Huber / Vania King
3
6
5
7
   

[6]

Semifinals[edit]

Italy vs. Russia[edit]


Italy
0
Megasport Arena, Moscow, Russia
16–17 April 2011
RuKortHard (indoors)

Russia
5
1 2 3
1 Italy
Russia
Sara Errani
Vera Zvonareva
0
6
2
6
   
2 Italy
Russia
Roberta Vinci
Svetlana Kuznetsova
2
6
77
64
1
6
 
3 Italy
Russia
Roberta Vinci
Vera Zvonareva
4
6
2
6
   
4 Italy
Russia
Sara Errani
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
65
77
64
77
   
5 Italy
Russia
Alberta Brianti / Maria Elena Camerin
Ekaterina Makarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
63
77
1
6
   

[7]

Czech Republic vs. Belgium[edit]


Czech Republic
3
Spiroudome, Charleroi, Belgium
16–17 April 2011
Acrylic hard (indoors)

Belgium
2
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Belgium
Petra Kvitová
Kirsten Flipkens
6
2
77
64
   
2 Czech Republic
Belgium
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Yanina Wickmayer
4
6
4
6
   
3 Czech Republic
Belgium
Petra Kvitová
Yanina Wickmayer
5
7
6
4
6
2
 
4 Czech Republic
Belgium
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Kirsten Flipkens
2
6
3
6
   
5 Czech Republic
Belgium
Iveta Benešová / Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
Kirsten Flipkens / Yanina Wickmayer
6
4
6
4
   

[8]

Final[edit]

Russia vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Russia
2
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
5–6 November 2011
RuKortHard (indoors)

Czech Republic
3
1 2 3
1 Russia
Czech Republic
Maria Kirilenko
Petra Kvitová
2
6
2
6
   
2 Russia
Czech Republic
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Lucie Šafářová
6
2
6
3
   
3 Russia
Czech Republic
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Petra Kvitová
6
4
2
6
3
6
 
4 Russia
Czech Republic
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Lucie Šafářová
6
2
6
4
   
5 Russia
Czech Republic
Maria Kirilenko / Elena Vesnina
Lucie Hradecká / Květa Peschke
4
6
2
6
   

[9]

 2011 Fed Cup Champions 

Czech Republic
Sixth title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Czechs win Fed Cup title, first since '88". ESPN. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fed Cup final 2011: Czech Republic beat Russia in Moscow". BBC Sport. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Italy v Australia". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "France v Russia". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Czech Republic v Slovakia". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Belgium v United States". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Italy v Russia". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Belgium v Czech Republic". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Russia v Czech Republic". fedcup.com. 

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