Japan Fed Cup team

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Japan
Flag of Japan.svg
Captain Yuka Kaneko
ITF ranking 15 (Increase3) (as of February 9, 2015)
Colors red & white
First year 1964
Years played 48
Ties played (W–L) 144 (85–59)
Best finish SF (1996)
Most total wins Kazuko Sawamatsu (44–10)
Most singles wins Kazuko Sawamatsu (25–5)
Most doubles wins Kazuko Sawamatsu (19–5)
Best doubles team Kazuko Sawamatsu / Kayoko Fukuoka (9–2)
Most ties played Kazuko Sawamatsu (30)
Most years played Ai Sugiyama (12)

The Japan Fed Cup team represents Japan in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Japan Tennis Association. They were promoted to the World Group II Play-offs for an opportunity to advance to World Group II in 2016.

Yuka Kaneko is the current Fed Cup's captain

History[edit]

Japan competed in its first Fed Cup in 1964. They achieved their best result by reaching the semifinals in 1996.

Current squad[edit]

Squad representing Japan in the World Group II Play-offs [1]
Player WTA Ranking1 Years Played Total W–L Singles W–L Doubles W–L
Kurumi Nara #54 (Singles)
#250(Doubles)
4 (2011–2012, 2014–2015) 5–4 4–4 1–0
Misaki Doi #107 (Singles)
#118 (Doubles)
4 (2011, 2013–2015) 6–7 5–5 1–2
Shuko Aoyama #198 (Singles)
#45 (Doubles)
3 (2013–2015) 5–1 0–0 5–1
Ayumi Morita #451 (Singles) 8 (2007–2013, 2015) 22–13 16–9 6–4
Recent callups
Player WTA Ranking1 Most recent appearance
Eri Hozumi #160 (Singles)
#115 (Doubles)
2015 Asia/Oceania Zone Round Robin (Pool A)

1 Rankings as of 13 April 2015.

Results[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2003 Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 21 April Ariake Tennis Park and Colosseum,
Tokyo, Japan
 South Korea 2-1 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 22 April Tokyo, Japan  New Zealand 3-0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 23 April Tokyo, Japan  China 2-0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 25 April Tokyo, Japan  Hong Kong 2-0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Play-offs 26 April Tokyo, Japan  Thailand 3-0 Won
World Group Play-Offs 19-20 July Gifu, Japan  Sweden 4-1 Won
2004 World Group 24-25 April Buenos Aires, Argentina  Argentina 2-3 Loss
World Group Play-Offs 10-11 July Plovdiv, Bulgaria  Bulgaria 3-2 Won
2005 World Group II, 1st Round 23–24 April Prague, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 2–3 Loss
World Group II, Playoffs 9–10 July Tokyo, Japan  Bulgaria 4–1 Won
2006 World Group II, 1st Round 22–23 April Tokyo, Japan   Switzerland 4–1 Won
World Group I, Playoffs 15–16 July Tokyo, Japan  Austria 5–0 Won
2007 World Group I, 1st Round 21–22 April Limoges, France  France 0–5 Loss
World Group I, Playoffs 14–15 July Toyota, Japan  Germany 2–3 Loss
2008 World Group II, 1st Round 2–3 February Miki-shi, Japan  Croatia 4–1 Won
World Group I, Playoffs 26–27 April Tokyo, Japan  France 1–4 Loss
2009 World Group II, 1st Round 7–8 February Belgrade, Serbia  Serbia 1–4 Loss
World Group II, Playoffs 25–26 April Gdynia, Poland  Poland 2–3 Loss
2010 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round 3 February National Tennis Centre,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 India 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round 4 February Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  New Zealand 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round 5 February Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  South Korea 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 6 February Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Chinese Taipei 2–1 Won
World Group II, Playoff 24–25 April Maribor, Slovenia  Slovenia 1–4 Loss
2011 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 2 February National Tennis Centre,
Nonthaburi, Thailand
 Kazakhstan 2–1 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 3 February Nonthaburi, Thailand  South Korea 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 4 February Nonthaburi, Thailand  Chinese Taipei 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 5 February Nonthaburi, Thailand  Uzbekistan 3–0 Won
World Group II, Play-off 16–17 July Hyogo, Japan  Argentina 4–0 Won
2012 World Group II, 1st Round 4–5 February Hyogo, Japan  Slovenia 5–0 Won
World Group II, Play-off 21–22 April Tokyo, Japan  Belgium 4–1 Won
2013 World Group I, 1st Round 9–10 February Moscow, Russia  Russia 2–3 Loss
World Group I, Play-off 20–21 April Barcelona, Spain  Spain 0–4 Loss
2014 World Group II, 1st Round 8–9 February Pilar, Argentina  Argentina 1–3 Loss
World Group II, Play-off 19–20 April 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands  Netherlands 2–3 Loss
2015 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 4 February Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre, Guangzhou, China  South Korea 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 5 February Guangzhou, China  Hong Kong 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 6 February Guangzhou, China  Uzbekistan 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 7 February Guangzhou, China  Kazakhstan 2–0 Won
World Group II, Play-off 18–19 April Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan  Belarus 1–1
2016 TBD TBD TBD TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azarenka up first against Doi in Tokyo". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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