1963 Federation Cup (tennis)

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1963 Federation Cup
Details
Duration17 – 20 June
Edition1st
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1964

The 1963 Federation Cup was the first edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. The tournament was created provide a team competition for women, similar to the Davis Cup men's competition. 16 nations participated in the first event, which was held at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom from 17–20 June. United States won the first title, defeating Australia in the final.[1]

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

France

Great Britain

Hungary

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

South Africa

Switzerland

United States

West Germany

Draw[edit]

All ties were played at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom on grass courts.

  First round
17 June
Quarterfinals
18 June
Semifinals
19 June
Final
20 June
                                     
  Australia 3  
  Belgium 0  
    Australia 3  
    Hungary 0  
  Hungary 3
  Denmark 0  
    Australia 3  
    South Africa 0  
  South Africa 2  
  Czechoslovakia 1  
    South Africa 3
    France 0  
  France 2
  West Germany 1  
    Australia 1
    United States 2
  Norway 1  
  Austria 2  
    Austria 0
    Great Britain 3  
  Canada 0
  Great Britain 3  
    Great Britain 0
    United States 3  
   Switzerland 0  
  Netherlands 3  
    Netherlands 0
    United States 3  
  Italy 0
  United States 3  

First Round[edit]

Australia vs. Belgium


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [2]
17 June 1963
Grass

Belgium
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
Belgium
Margaret Smith
Christiane Mercelis
6
3
6
1
   
2 Australia
Belgium
Jan Lehane
Elza Bellens
6
0
6
3
   
3 Australia
Belgium
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Mary Marechal / Christiane Mercelis
6
1
6
0
   

Hungary vs. Denmark


Hungary
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [3]
17 June 1963
Grass

Denmark
0
1 2 3
1 Hungary
Denmark
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
Pia Balling
6
4
6
0
   
2 Hungary
Denmark
Zsófia Broszmann
Vera Johansen
7
5
6
4
   
3 Hungary
Denmark
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
Pia Balling / Vera Johansen
6
2
3
6
6
3
 

South Africa vs. Czechoslovakia


South Africa
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [4]
17 June 1963
Grass

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3
1 South Africa
Czechoslovakia
Renée Schuurman
Věra Suková
3
6
6
2
6
8
 
2 South Africa
Czechoslovakia
Margaret Hunt
Markéta Prochová
6
2
6
2
   
3 South Africa
Czechoslovakia
Margaret Hunt / Renée Schuurman
Markéta Prochová / Věra Suková
6
3
6
2
   

France vs. West Germany


France
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [5]
17 June 1963
Grass

West Germany
1
1 2 3
1 France
West Germany
Françoise Dürr
Edda Buding
3
6
4
6
   
2 France
West Germany
Janine Lieffrig
Margot Dittmeyer
6
3
4
6
6
2
 
3 France
West Germany
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Edda Buding / Renate Ostermann
6
3
6
3
   

Norway vs. Austria


Norway
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [6]
17 June 1963
Grass

Austria
2
1 2 3
1 Norway
Austria
Liv Paldan
Sonja Pachta
3
6
2
6
   
2 Norway
Austria
Ruth Hauknes
Andrea Winkler
6
4
6
3
   
3 Norway
Austria
Liv Paldan / Tone Schirmer
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachta
3
6
3
6
   

Canada vs. Great Britain


Canada
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [7]
17 June 1963
Grass

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Canada
United Kingdom
Ann Barclay
Ann Jones
0
6
1
6
   
2 Canada
United Kingdom
Louise Brown
Christine Truman
6
8
3
6
   
3 Canada
United Kingdom
Ann Barclay / Louise Brown
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
1
6
3
6
   

Switzerland vs. Netherlands


Switzerland
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [8]
17 June 1963
Grass

Netherlands
3
1 2 3
1 Switzerland
Netherlands
Alice Wavre
Eva de Jong
1
6
4
6
   
2 Switzerland
Netherlands
Janine Bourgnon
Jenny Ridderhof
6
8
3
6
   
3 Switzerland
Netherlands
Janine Bourgnon / Anne-Marie Studer
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
1
6
3
6
   

Italy vs. United States


Italy
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [9]
17 June 1963
Grass

United States
3
1 2 3
1 Italy
United States
Lea Pericoli
Darlene Hard
4
6
6
2
2
6
 
2 Italy
United States
Sylvana Lazzarino
Billie Jean Moffitt
8
6
1
6
2
6
 
3 Italy
United States
Sylvana Lazzarino / Lea Pericoli
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
4
6
1
6
   

Quarterfinals[edit]

Australia vs. Hungary


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [10]
18 June 1963
Grass

Hungary
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
Hungary
Margaret Smith
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
6
0
6
1
   
2 Australia
Hungary
Jan Lehane
Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
2
   
3 Australia
Hungary
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
1
   

South Africa vs. France


South Africa
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [11]
18 June 1963
Grass

France
0
1 2 3
1 South Africa
France
Renée Schuurman
Françoise Dürr
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
2 South Africa
France
Margaret Hunt
Janine Lieffrig
6
4
5
7
6
2
 
3 South Africa
France
Margaret Hunt / Renée Schuurman
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
7
5
6
1
   

Austria vs. Great Britain


Austria
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [12]
18 June 1963
Grass

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Austria
United Kingdom
Sonja Pachta
Christine Truman
2
6
1
6
   
2 Austria
United Kingdom
Andrea Winkler
Deidre Catt
2
6
3
6
   
3 Austria
United Kingdom
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachte
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
1
6
0
6
   

Netherlands vs. United States


Netherlands
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [13]
18 June 1963
Grass

United States
3
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
United States
Eva de Jong
Darlene Hard
2
6
2
6
   
2 Netherlands
United States
Jenny Ridderhof
Billie Jean Moffitt
2
6
2
6
   
3 Netherlands
United States
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
Carole Caldwell / Billie Jean Moffitt
0
6
3
6
   

Semifinals[edit]

Australia vs. South Africa


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [14]
19 June 1963
Grass

South Africa
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
South Africa
Margaret Smith
Renée Schuurman
6
3
6
2
   
2 Australia
South Africa
Jan Lehane
Margaret Hunt
4
6
9
7
6
1
 
3 Australia
South Africa
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Margaret Hunt / Renée Schuurman
5
7
6
3
6
3
 

Great Britain vs. United States


Great Britain
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [15]
19 June 1963
Grass

United States
3
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
United States
Ann Jones
Darlene Hard
2
6
4
6
   
2 United Kingdom
United States
Christine Truman
Billie Jean Moffitt
3
6
6
3
4
6
 
3 United Kingdom
United States
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
6
2
7
9
3
6
 

Final[edit]

Australia vs. United States


Australia
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [16]
20 June 1963
Wood (indoors) [a]

United States
2
1 2 3
1 Australia
United States
Margaret Smith
Darlene Hard
6
3
6
0
   
2 Australia
United States
Lesley Turner
Billie Jean Moffitt
7
5
0
6
3
6
 
3 Australia
United States
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Darlene Hard / Billie Jean Moffitt
6
3
11
13
3
6
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The final was switched from the outdoor grass courts to an indoor wood court due to the threat of bad weather.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Australia v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Hungary v Denmark". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "South Africa v Czechoslovakia". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "France v West Germany". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Norway v Austria". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Canada v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Switzerland v Netherlands". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Italy v United States". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Australia v Hungary". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "South Africa v France". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Austria v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "Netherlands v United States". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "Australia v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "Great Britain v United States". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Australia v United States". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "International Tennis Won By Americans". Lewiston Morning Tribune. June 21, 1963. p. 8 – via Google News Archive.