1978 Federation Cup (tennis)

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The 1978 Federation Cup was the 16th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. The tournament was held at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne, Australia, from 27 November – 3 December. The United States won their third consecutive title, defeating Australia in their eighth final.

Qualifying Round[edit]

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team
16 August  Ireland 2–1  Finland
19 August  South Korea 3–0  Chinese Taipei
19 August  Philippines 3–0  Thailand

Ireland vs. Finland[edit]


Ireland
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
16 August 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Finland
1
1 2 3
1 Republic of Ireland
Finland
Jo Sheridan
Pirjo Ojala
4
6
6
3
3
6
 
2 Republic of Ireland
Finland
Helen Lennon
Elina Durchman
6
2
2
6
6
1
 
3 Republic of Ireland
Finland
Bernadette Davy / Helen Lennon
Elina Durchman / Pirjo Ojala
6
3
6
2
   

[1]

South Korea vs. Chinese Taipei[edit]


South Korea
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
19 August 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Chinese Taipei
0
1 2 3
1 South Korea
Chinese Taipei
Kim Nam-sook
Ho Chiu-mei
6
0
6
0
   
2 South Korea
Chinese Taipei
Lee Duk-hee
Wen Hsiu-tsuan
6
3
6
1
   
3 South Korea
Chinese Taipei
Lee Duk-hee / Yang Jeong-soon
Hsieh Li-chuan / Lee Hsiu
6
0
6
0
   

[2]

Philippines vs. Thailand[edit]


Philippines
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
19 August 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Thailand
0
1 2 3
1 Philippines
Thailand
Gladys Imperial
Chalada Wattana
7
5
6
3
   
2 Philippines
Thailand
Marisa Sanchez
Suthasini Sirikaya
77
65
6
3
   
3 Philippines
Thailand
Carmencita de la Rosa / Gladys Imperial
Chalada Wattana / Sirikanya Hoonsiri
6
3
6
1
   

[3]

Main Draw[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

France

Great Britain

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Philippines

Portugal

Romania

South Korea

Soviet Union

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Uruguay

West Germany

Yugoslavia

All ties were played at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne, Australia, on grass courts.

  First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
    United States 3  
Q   South Korea 0  
      United States 3  
        New Zealand 0  
    Canada 0
    New Zealand 3  
      United States 3  
      France 0  
    Argentina 2  
    Denmark 1  
      Argentina 0
        France 3  
    Sweden 1
    France 2  
      United States 3  
      Great Britain 0  
    Czechoslovakia 3  
    Portugal 0  
      Czechoslovakia 3
        Indonesia 0  
Q   Philippines 1
    Indonesia 2  
      Czechoslovakia 1
      Great Britain 2  
    West Germany 3  
    Brazil 0  
      West Germany 1
        Great Britain 2  
    Spain 0
    Great Britain 3  
      United States 2
      Australia 1
    Soviet Union 3  
    Austria 0  
      Soviet Union 0  
        Yugoslavia 3  
    Yugoslavia 3
    Norway 0  
      Soviet Union 3  
      Romania 0  
    Romania 2  
    Italy 1  
      Romania 2
         Switzerland 1  
Q   Ireland 0
     Switzerland 3  
      Soviet Union 1
      Australia 2  
    Netherlands 3  
    Mexico 0  
      Netherlands 3
        Chile 0  
    Chile 3
    Uruguay 0  
      Netherlands 0
      Australia 3  
    Israel 0  
    Japan 3  
      Japan 0
        Australia 3  
    Belgium 0
    Australia 3  

First Round[edit]

United States vs. South Korea[edit]


United States
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

South Korea
0
1 2 3
1 United States
South Korea
Tracy Austin
Choi Kyeong-mi
6
0
6
0
   
2 United States
South Korea
Chris Evert
Han Yoon-ja
6
1
6
0
   
3 United States
South Korea
Chris Evert / Billie Jean King
Cha Eun-jeong / Choi Kyeong-mi
6
1
6
0
   

[4]

Canada vs. New Zealand[edit]


Canada
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

New Zealand
3
1 2 3
1 Canada
New Zealand
Wendy Barlow
Brenda Perry
6
4
9
11
2
6
 
2 Canada
New Zealand
Marjorie Blackwood
Judy Chaloner
7
5
4
6
5
7
 
3 Canada
New Zealand
Wendy Barlow / Lisette Senn
Judy Chaloner / Chris Newton
4
6
3
6
   

[5]

Argentina vs. Denmark[edit]


Argentina
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Denmark
1
1 2 3
1 Argentina
Denmark
Raquel Giscafré
Anne-Mette Sorensen
6
2
6
4
   
2 Argentina
Denmark
Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Dorte Ekner
11
9
2
6
6
4
 
3 Argentina
Denmark
Viviana Segal / Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Dorte Ekner / Helle Viragh
7
9
5
7
   

[6]

Sweden vs. France[edit]


Sweden
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

France
2
1 2 3
1 Sweden
France
Elisabeth Ekblom
Gail Benedetti
3
6
3
6
   
2 Sweden
France
Nina Bohm
Françoise Dürr
4
6
1
6
   
3 Sweden
France
Nina Bohm / Elisabeth Ekblom
Brigitte Simon-Glinel / Frédérique Thibault
6
2
6
2
   

[7]

Czechoslovakia vs. Portugal[edit]


Czechoslovakia
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Portugal
0
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Portugal
Renáta Tomanová
Conceição Rio
6
0
6
0
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Portugal
Regina Maršíková
Leonora Peralta
6
0
6
0
   
3 Czechoslovakia
Portugal
Hana Mandlíková / Hana Strachonová
Manuel Maria Cabral Lencastre / Leonora Peralta
6
1
6
1
   

[8]

Philippines vs. Indonesia[edit]


Philippines
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Indonesia
2
1 2 3
1 Philippines
Indonesia
Gladys Imperial
Lita Sugiarto
2
6
3
6
   
2 Philippines
Indonesia
Marisa Sanchez
Yolanda Sumarno
4
6
6
0
6
0
 
3 Philippines
Indonesia
Gladys Imperial / Marisa Sanchez
Lita Sugiarto / Yolanda Sumarno
1
6
2
6
   

[9]

West Germany vs. Brazil[edit]


West Germany
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Brazil
0
1 2 3
1 West Germany
Brazil
Sylvia Hanika
Vera Lúcia Giugni
6
0
6
1
   
2 West Germany
Brazil
Heidi Eisterlehner
Patricia Medrado
6
3
3
6
6
1
 
3 West Germany
Brazil
Katja Ebbinghaus / Sylvia Hanika
Vera Lúcia Giugni / Patricia Medrado
6
3
6
4
   

[10]

Spain vs. Great Britain[edit]


Spain
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Spain
United Kingdom
Carmen Perea Alcalá
Virginia Wade
8
6
1
6
2
6
 
2 Spain
United Kingdom
Monica Álvarez
Sue Barker
0
6
8
10
   
3 Spain
United Kingdom
Monica Álvarez / Carmen Perea Alcalá
Anne Hobbs / Michelle Tyler
6
8
6
2
2
6
 

[11]

Soviet Union vs. Austria[edit]


Soviet Union
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Austria
0
1 2 3
1 Soviet Union
Austria
Natasha Chmyreva
Uschi Ulrich
6
0
6
2
   
2 Soviet Union
Austria
Olga Morozova
Helena Wimmer
6
1
6
0
   
3 Soviet Union
Austria
Natasha Chmyreva / Elena Eliseenko
Maja Hugel / Uschi Ulrich
6
1
6
3
   

[12]

Yugoslavia vs. Norway[edit]


Yugoslavia
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Norway
0
1 2 3
1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Norway
Nenni Delmestre
Bente Kjolstad
6
0
6
3
   
2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Norway
Mima Jaušovec
Ellen Grindvold
6
1
6
2
   
3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Norway
Nenni Delmestre / Mima Jaušovec
Ellen Grindvold / Bente Kjolstad
3
6
6
3
6
2
 

[13]

Romania vs. Italy[edit]


Romania
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Italy
1
1 2 3
1 Romania
Italy
Florenţa Mihai
Daniela Marzano
3
6
6
8
   
2 Romania
Italy
Virginia Ruzici
Sabina Simmonds
6
1
3
6
6
1
 
3 Romania
Italy
Virginia Ruzici / Mariana Simionescu
Daniela Marzano / Sabina Simmonds
6
4
6
2
   

[14]

Ireland vs. Switzerland[edit]


Ireland
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Switzerland
3
1 2 3
1 Republic of Ireland
Switzerland
Jo Sheridan
Isabelle Villiger
1
6
0
6
   
2 Republic of Ireland
Switzerland
Helen Lennon
Petra Delhees
1
6
0
6
   
3 Republic of Ireland
Switzerland
Bernadette Davy / Helen Lennon
Anne-Marie Rüegg / Monica Simmen
8
10
3
6
   

[15]

Netherlands vs. Mexico[edit]


Netherlands
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Mexico
0
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
Mexico
Elly Appel
Alina Baraldi
6
1
6
3
   
2 Netherlands
Mexico
Betty Stöve
Alejandra Vallejo
6
2
6
3
   
3 Netherlands
Mexico
Betty Stöve / Tine Zwaan
Alina Baraldi / Alejandra Vallejo
6
1
6
2
   

[16]

Chile vs. Uruguay[edit]


Chile
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Uruguay
0
1 2 3
1 Chile
Uruguay
Silvana Urroz
Lucia Bruce
6
4
6
2
   
2 Chile
Uruguay
Leyla Musalem
Carla Guarino de Galeazzi
6
1
6
3
   
3 Chile
Uruguay
Leyla Musalem / Silvana Urroz
Carla Guarino de Galeazzi / María Julia Roverano
6
1
6
2
   

[17]

Israel vs. Japan[edit]


Israel
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Japan
3
1 2 3
1 Israel
Japan
Hagit Zubary
Kiyoko Nomura
4
6
3
6
   
2 Israel
Japan
Paulina Peled
Naoko Sato
1
6
4
6
   
3 Israel
Japan
Paulina Peled / Hagit Zubary
Kiyoko Nomura / Naoko Sato
6
3
2
6
4
6
 

[18]

Belgium vs. Australia[edit]


Belgium
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Australia
3
1 2 3
1 Belgium
Australia
Monique Van Haver
Dianne Fromholtz
0
6
0
6
   
2 Belgium
Australia
Michele Gurdal
Wendy Turnbull
1
6
1
6
   
3 Belgium
Australia
Michele Gurdal / Monique Van Haver
Kerry Reid / Wendy Turnbull
2
6
6
8
   

[19]

Second Round[edit]

United States vs. New Zealand[edit]


United States
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

New Zealand
0
1 2 3
1 United States
New Zealand
Tracy Austin
Brenda Perry
6
1
6
2
   
2 United States
New Zealand
Chris Evert
Judy Chaloner
6
1
6
1
   
3 United States
New Zealand
Chris Evert / Billie Jean King
Judy Chaloner / Chris Newton
6
1
6
1
   

[20]

Argentina vs. France[edit]


Argentina
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

France
3
1 2 3
1 Argentina
France
Raquel Giscafré
Gail Benedetti
1
6
3
6
   
2 Argentina
France
Ivanna Madruga-Osses
Françoise Dürr
4
6
2
6
   
3 Argentina
France
Claudia Casabianca / Raquel Giscafré
Brigitte Simon-Glinel / Frédérique Thibault
4
6
6
3
2
6
 

[21]

Czechoslovakia vs. Indonesia[edit]


Czechoslovakia
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Indonesia
0
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Indonesia
Renáta Tomanová
Lita Sugiarto
6
3
9
7
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Indonesia
Regina Maršíková
Yolanda Sumarno
6
2
6
1
   
3 Czechoslovakia
Indonesia
Hana Mandlíková / Hana Strachonová
Lita Sugiarto / Yolanda Sumarno
7
5
6
1
   

[22]

West Germany vs. Great Britain[edit]


West Germany
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Great Britain
2
1 2 3
1 West Germany
United Kingdom
Sylvia Hanika
Sue Barker
6
3
6
2
   
2 West Germany
United Kingdom
Heidi Eisterlehner
Virginia Wade
0
6
3
6
   
3 West Germany
United Kingdom
Katja Ebbinghaus / Sylvia Hanika
Sue Barker / Virginia Wade
3
6
0
6
   

[23]

Soviet Union vs. Yugoslavia[edit]


Soviet Union
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Yugoslavia
0
1 2 3
1 Soviet Union
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Natasha Chmyreva
Nenni Delmestre
6
1
6
0
   
2 Soviet Union
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Olga Morozova
Mima Jaušovec
6
1
6
0
   
3 Soviet Union
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Natasha Chmyreva / Elena Eliseenko
Nenni Delmestre / Mima Jaušovec
6
2
6
3
   

[24]

Romania vs. Switzerland[edit]


Romania
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Switzerland
1
1 2 3
1 Romania
Switzerland
Florenţa Mihai
Petra Delhees
1
6
4
6
   
2 Romania
Switzerland
Virginia Ruzici
Anne-Marie Rüegg
6
3
11
9
   
3 Romania
Switzerland
Virginia Ruzici / Mariana Simionescu
Petra Delhees / Monica Simmen
8
6
6
2
   

[25]

Netherlands vs. Chile[edit]


Netherlands
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Chile
0
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
Chile
Elly Appel
Silvana Urroz
6
0
6
4
   
2 Netherlands
Chile
Betty Stöve
Leyla Musalem
6
4
6
4
   
3 Netherlands
Chile
Betty Stöve / Tine Zwaan
Leyla Musalem / Silvana Urroz
6
1
6
1
   

[26]

Japan vs. Australia[edit]


Japan
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
November 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Australia
3
1 2 3
1 Japan
Australia
Kiyoko Nomura
Dianne Fromholtz
2
6
3
6
   
2 Japan
Australia
Naoko Sato
Kerry Reid
2
6
3
6
   
3 Japan
Australia
Kiyoko Nomura / Naoko Sato
Kerry Reid / Wendy Turnbull
2
6
4
6
   

[27]

Quarterfinals[edit]

United States vs. France[edit]


United States
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
December 1978
Grass (outdoor)

France
1
1 2 3
1 United States
France
Tracy Austin
Frédérique Thibault
6
4
6
3
   
2 United States
France
Chris Evert
Brigitte Simon-Glinel
6
2
6
2
   
3 United States
France
Chris Evert / Billie Jean King
Françoise Dürr / Gail Benedetti
5
7
6
3
6
2
 

[28]

Czechoslovakia vs. Great Britain[edit]


Czechoslovakia
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
December 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Great Britain
2
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom
Regina Maršíková
Michelle Tyler
7
9
6
2
3
6
 
2 Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom
Renáta Tomanová
Virginia Wade
4
6
6
3
6
4
 
3 Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom
Hana Mandlíková / Renáta Tomanová
Sue Barker / Virginia Wade
6
8
5
7
   

[29]

Soviet Union vs. Romania[edit]


Soviet Union
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
December 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Romania
0
1 2 3
1 Soviet Union
Romania
Natasha Chmyreva
Florenţa Mihai
8
6
6
4
   
2 Soviet Union
Romania
Olga Morozova
Virginia Ruzici
6
4
4
3
   
retired
3 Soviet Union
Romania
Natasha Chmyreva / Elena Eliseenko
Lucia Romanov / Mariana Simionescu
6
1
6
4
   

[30]

Netherlands vs. Australia[edit]


Netherlands
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
December 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Australia
3
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
Australia
Elly Appel
Kerry Reid
1
6
1
6
   
2 Netherlands
Australia
Betty Stöve
Wendy Turnbull
2
6
3
6
   
3 Netherlands
Australia
Betty Stöve / Tine Zwaan
Kerry Reid / Wendy Turnbull
2
6
4
6
   

[31]

Semifinals[edit]

United States vs. Great Britain[edit]


United States
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
December 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1 United States
United Kingdom
Tracy Austin
Michelle Tyler
6
1
6
1
   
2 United States
United Kingdom
Chris Evert
Virginia Wade
6
2
6
4
   
3 United States
United Kingdom
Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King
Sue Barker / Anne Hobbs
1
6
6
3
6
4
 

[32]

Soviet Union vs. Australia[edit]


Soviet Union
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
December 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Australia
2
1 2 3
1 Soviet Union
Australia
Natasha Chmyreva
Kerry Reid
5
7
4
6
   
2 Soviet Union
Australia
Olga Morozova
Wendy Turnbull
6
1
8
6
   
3 Soviet Union
Australia
Natasha Chmyreva / Olga Morozova
Kerry Reid / Wendy Turnbull
4
6
2
6
   

[33]

Final[edit]

United States vs. Australia[edit]


United States
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia
3 December 1978
Grass (outdoor)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Australia
Tracy Austin
Kerry Reid
3
6
3
6
   
2 United States
Australia
Chris Evert
Wendy Turnbull
3
6
6
1
6
1
 
3 United States
Australia
Chris Evert / Billie Jean King
Kerry Reid / Wendy Turnbull
4
6
6
1
6
4
 

[34]

1978 Federation Cup Champions
United States
United States
Seventh title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland v Finland". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "South Korea v Chinese Taipei". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "Philippines v Thailand". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "United States v South Korea". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Canada v New Zealand". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Argentina v Denmark". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Sweden v France". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Portugal". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Philippines v Indonesia". fedcup.com. 
  10. ^ "West Germany v Brazil". fedcup.com. 
  11. ^ "Spain v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  12. ^ "Soviet Union v Austria". fedcup.com. 
  13. ^ "Yugoslavia v Norway". fedcup.com. 
  14. ^ "Romania v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  15. ^ "Ireland v Switzerland". fedcup.com. 
  16. ^ "Netherlands v Mexico". fedcup.com. 
  17. ^ "Chile v Mexico". fedcup.com. 
  18. ^ "Israel v Japan". fedcup.com. 
  19. ^ "Belgium v Australia". fedcup.com. 
  20. ^ "United States v New Zealand". fedcup.com. 
  21. ^ "Argentina v France". fedcup.com. 
  22. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Indonesia". fedcup.com. 
  23. ^ "West Germany v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  24. ^ "Soviet Union v Yugoslavia". fedcup.com. 
  25. ^ "Romania v Switzerland". fedcup.com. 
  26. ^ "Netherlands v Mexico". fedcup.com. 
  27. ^ "Japan v Australia". fedcup.com. 
  28. ^ "United States v France". fedcup.com. 
  29. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Great Britain". fedcup.com. 
  30. ^ "Soviet Union v Romania". fedcup.com. 
  31. ^ "Netherlands v Australia". fedcup.com. 
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  33. ^ "Soviet Union v Australia". fedcup.com. 
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