2013 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup (women's tennis) competition in 2013. First seeds Czech Republic were the defending champions, but they were defeated in the semi-finals by Italy. Italy won the final against Russia.[1][2][3][4]

Participating teams[edit]

Participating teams

Australia

Czech Republic

Italy

Japan

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
9–10 February
Semifinals
20–21 April
Final
2–3 November
                           
  Ostrava, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
  1   Czech Republic 4  
    Australia 0     Palermo, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1   Czech Republic 1  
Rimini, Italy (Indoor clay)   3   Italy 3  
    United States 2
  3   Italy 3     Cagliari, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    3   Italy 4
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)     4   Russia 0
  4   Russia 3  
    Japan 2     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    4   Russia 3
Niš, Serbia (Indoor hard)     Slovakia 2  
    Slovakia 3
  2   Serbia 2  

First round[edit]

Czech Republic vs. Australia[edit]


Czech Republic
4
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[5]
9–10 February 2013
Novacrylic ultracushion hard (indoors)

Australia
0
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Australia
Petra Kvitová
Jarmila Gajdošová
77
62
6
3
   
2 Czech Republic
Australia
Lucie Šafářová
Samantha Stosur
78
66
77
64
   
3 Czech Republic
Australia
Petra Kvitová
Samantha Stosur
2
6
77
63
6
4
 
4 Czech Republic
Australia
Lucie Šafářová
Jarmila Gajdošová
      not
played
5 Czech Republic
Australia
Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká
Ashleigh Barty / Casey Dellacqua
6
0
77
61
   

United States vs. Italy[edit]


United States
2
105 Stadium, Rimini, Italy[6]
9–10 February 2013
Red clay (indoors)

Italy
3
1 2 3
1 United States
Italy
Jamie Hampton
Sara Errani
2
6
1
6
   
2 United States
Italy
Varvara Lepchenko
Roberta Vinci
2
6
6
4
7
5
 
3 United States
Italy
Varvara Lepchenko
Sara Errani
7
5
6
2
   
4 United States
Italy
Jamie Hampton
Roberta Vinci
2
6
6
4
1
6
 
5 United States
Italy
Liezel Huber / Varvara Lepchenko
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
2
6
2
6
   

Russia vs. Japan[edit]


Russia
3
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[7]
9–10 February 2013
Hard (RuKortHard) (indoors)

Japan
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
Japan
Maria Kirilenko
Kimiko Date-Krumm
77
63
6
4
   
2 Russia
Japan
Ekaterina Makarova
Ayumi Morita
2
6
2
6
   
3 Russia
Japan
Elena Vesnina
Ayumi Morita
4
6
1
6
   
4 Russia
Japan
Ekaterina Makarova
Kimiko Date-Krumm
6
1
6
1
   
5 Russia
Japan
Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina
Misaki Doi / Ayumi Morita
6
2
6
2
   

Slovakia vs. Serbia[edit]


Slovakia
3
Čair Sports Center, Niš, Serbia[8]
9–10 February 2013
Hard (RuKortHard) (indoors)

Serbia
2
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Serbia
Daniela Hantuchová
Bojana Jovanovski
7
5
6
2
   
2 Slovakia
Serbia
Dominika Cibulková
Vesna Dolonc
6
4
5
4
  retired
 
3 Slovakia
Serbia
Jana Čepelová
Bojana Jovanovski
5
7
7
5
11
9
 
4 Slovakia
Serbia
Daniela Hantuchová
Vesna Dolonc
6
3
6
2
   
5 Slovakia
Serbia
Jana Čepelová / Magdaléna Rybáriková
Vesna Dolonc / Aleksandra Krunić
       
w/o

Semifinals[edit]

Czech Republic vs. Italy[edit]


Czech Republic
1
Country Time Club, Palermo, Italy[9]
20–22 April 2013
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
3
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Italy
Lucie Šafářová
Sara Errani
4
6
2
6
   
2 Czech Republic
Italy
Petra Kvitová
Roberta Vinci
4
6
1
6
   
3 Czech Republic
Italy
Petra Kvitová
Sara Errani
2
6
6
2
6
0
 
4 Czech Republic
Italy
Lucie Šafářová
Roberta Vinci
3
6
77
62
3
6
 
5 Czech Republic
Italy
Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká
Flavia Pennetta / Francesca Schiavone
      not
played

Russia vs. Slovakia[edit]


Russia
3
Sports Center Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia[10]
20–21 April 2013
Red clay (indoor)

Slovakia
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
Slovakia
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Dominika Cibulková
7
5
1
6
4
6
 
2 Russia
Slovakia
Maria Kirilenko
Daniela Hantuchová
2
6
4
6
   
3 Russia
Slovakia
Maria Kirilenko
Dominika Cibulková
7
5
6
1
   
4 Russia
Slovakia
Ekaterina Makarova
Daniela Hantuchová
6
3
4
6
6
4
 
5 Russia
Slovakia
Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina
Dominika Cibulková / Daniela Hantuchová
4
6
6
3
6
1
 

Final[edit]

Italy vs. Russia[edit]


Italy
4
Tennis Club Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy[11]
2–3 November 2013
Red clay (outdoors)

Russia
0
1 2 3
1 Italy
Russia
Roberta Vinci
Alexandra Panova
5
7
7
5
8
6
 
2 Italy
Russia
Sara Errani
Irina Khromacheva
6
1
6
4
   
3 Italy
Russia
Sara Errani
Alisa Kleybanova
6
1
6
1
   
4 Italy
Russia
Roberta Vinci
Irina Khromacheva
      not
played
5 Italy
Russia
Karin Knapp / Flavia Pennetta
Margarita Gasparyan / Irina Khromacheva
4
6
6
2
[10]
[4]
 


 2013 Fed Cup Champions 

Italy
Fourth title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sara Errani secures Fed Cup for Italy with win over Alisa Kleybanova". Guardian. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Italy wins fourth Fed cup". Fedcup.com. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Italy claims fourth Fed Cup title". ESPN. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Italy ease past Russia to claim fourth title". BBC Sport. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Czech Republic v Australia". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "United States v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Russia v Japan". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Slovakia v Serbia". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Czech Republic v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  10. ^ "Russia v Slovakia". fedcup.com. 
  11. ^ "Italy v Russia". fedcup.com. 

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