1996 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1996. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Spain was the three-time defending champion, but they were defeated in the final by the finalist from the last two years, the United States, who captured their fifteenth title.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Austria

France

Germany

Japan

South Africa

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
27–28 April
Semifinals
13–14 July
Final
28–29 September
                           
  Murcia, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  1   Spain 3  
      South Africa 2     Bayonne, France (Indoor carpet)
    1   Spain 3  
Amiens, France (Outdoor clay)   3   France 2  
      Argentina 2
  3   France 3     Atlantic City, NJ, United States (Indoor carpet)
    1   Spain 0
  Tokyo, Japan (Indoor hard)     2   United States 5
  4   Germany 2  
      Japan 3     Nagoya, Japan (Indoor carpet)
        Japan 0
Salzburg, Austria (Outdoor clay)   2   United States 5  
      Austria 2
  2   United States 3  

First Round[edit]

Spain vs. South Africa[edit]


Spain
3
Murcia Tennis Club, Murcia, Spain
27–28 April 1996
Red clay (outdoors)

South Africa
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
South Africa
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Joannette Kruger
6
3
6
1
   
2 Spain
South Africa
Conchita Martínez
Amanda Coetzer
7
5
6
3
   
3 Spain
South Africa
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Amanda Coetzer
4
6
1
6
   
4 Spain
South Africa
Conchita Martínez
Mariaan de Swardt
6
2
6
3
   
5 Spain
South Africa
Virginia Ruano Pascual / María Sánchez Lorenzo
Amanda Coetzer / Mariaan de Swardt
4
6
66
78
   

[1]

Argentina vs. France[edit]


Argentina
2
Amiens Coliseum, Amiens, France
27–28 April 1996
Red clay (outdoors)

France
3
1 2 3
1 Argentina
France
Florencia Labat
Nathalie Tauziat
6
3
6
4
   
2 Argentina
France
Paola Suárez
Julie Halard-Decugis
4
6
67
79
   
3 Argentina
France
Florencia Labat
Julie Halard-Decugis
4
6
1
6
   
4 Argentina
France
Paola Suárez
Nathalie Tauziat
77
65
6
1
   
5 Argentina
France
Florencia Labat / Patricia Tarabini
Julie Halard-Decugis / Nathalie Tauziat
2
6
4
6
   

[2]

Germany vs. Japan[edit]


Germany
2
Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan
27–28 April 1996
DecoTurf (indoors)

Japan
3
1 2 3
1 Germany
Japan
Anke Huber
Kimiko Date
6
4
4
6
1
6
 
2 Germany
Japan
Steffi Graf
Naoko Sawamatsu
6
1
6
3
   
3 Germany
Japan
Steffi Graf
Kimiko Date
67
79
6
3
10
12
 
4 Germany
Japan
Anke Huber
Naoko Sawamatsu
6
4
4
6
6
2
 
5 Germany
Japan
Steffi Graf / Anke Huber
Kyoko Nagatsuka / Ai Sugiyama
6
4
3
6
3
6
 

[3]

Austria vs. United States[edit]


Austria
2
Hellbrunn Stadium, Salzburg, Austria
27–28 April 1996
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
3
1 2 3
1 Austria
United States
Judith Wiesner
Mary Joe Fernández
3
6
65
77
   
2 Austria
United States
Barbara Paulus
Jennifer Capriati
6
2
6
4
   
3 Austria
United States
Barbara Paulus
Mary Joe Fernández
3
7
64
77
   
4 Austria
United States
Judith Wiesner
Jennifer Capriati
6
1
6
1
   
5 Austria
United States
Petra Schwarz / Judith Wiesner
Gigi Fernández / Mary Joe Fernández
0
6
4
6
   

[4]

Semifinals[edit]

Spain vs. France[edit]


Spain
3
Lauga Hall, Bayonne, France
13–14 July 1996
Supreme carpet (indoors)

France
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
France
Conchita Martínez
Julie Halard-Decugis
1
6
6
4
6
2
 
2 Spain
France
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Mary Pierce
3
6
4
6
   
3 Spain
France
Conchita Martínez
Mary Pierce
7
5
6
1
   
4 Spain
France
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Julie Halard-Decugis
6
2
4
6
5
7
 
5 Spain
France
Conchita Martínez / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Julie Halard-Decugis / Nathalie Tauziat
6
4
2
1
   
retired

[5]

Japan vs. United States[edit]


Japan
0
Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan
13–14 July 1996
Supreme carpet (indoors)

United States
5
1 2 3
1 Japan
United States
Kimiko Date
Lindsay Davenport
2
6
1
6
   
2 Japan
United States
Ai Sugiyama
Monica Seles
2
6
2
6
   
3 Japan
United States
Kimiko Date
Monica Seles
0
6
2
6
   
4 Japan
United States
Ai Sugiyama
Lindsay Davenport
68
710
5
7
   
5 Japan
United States
Kyoko Nagatsuka / Ai Sugiyama
Lindsay Davenport / Linda Wild
2
6
1
6
   

[6]

Final[edit]

Spain vs. United States[edit]


Spain
0
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
28–29 September 1996
Supreme carpet (indoors)

United States
5
1 2 3
1 Spain
United States
Conchita Martínez
Monica Seles
2
6
4
6
   
2 Spain
United States
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Lindsay Davenport
5
7
1
6
   
3 Spain
United States
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Monica Seles
6
3
3
6
1
6
 
4 Spain
United States
Gala León García
Lindsay Davenport
5
7
2
6
   
5 Spain
United States
Gala León García / Virginia Ruano Pascual
Mary Joe Fernández / Linda Wild
1
6
4
6
   

[7]

1996 Fed Cup Champions
United States
United States
Fifteenth title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain v South Africa". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Argentina v France". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "Germany v Japan". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Austria v United States". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Spain v France". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Japan v United States". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Spain v United States". fedcup.com. 

See also[edit]