1999 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1999. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Spain was the defending champion, but they were defeated in the first round by Italy. United States defeated Italy, and then Russia in the final to claim their 16th title.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Croatia

France

Italy

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
17–18 April
Semifinals
24–25 July
Final
18–19 September
                           
  Reggio Calabria, Italy (Indoor carpet)
  1   Spain 2  
    Italy 3     Ancona, Italy (Outdoor clay)
      Italy 1  
Raleigh, NC, United States (Outdoor clay)   4   United States 4  
    Croatia 0
  4   United States 5     Stanford, CA, United States (Outdoor hard)
    4   United States 4
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)       Russia 1
  3   France 2  
    Russia 3     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
      Russia 3
Zürich, Switzerland (Indoor carpet)     Slovakia 2  
    Slovakia 5
  2    Switzerland 0  

First Round[edit]

Spain vs. Italy[edit]


Spain
2
Palapentimele, Reggio Calabria, Italy
17–18 April 1999
Carpet (indoors)

Italy
3
1 2 3
1 Spain
Italy
Magüi Serna
Rita Grande
6
2
6
4
   
2 Spain
Italy
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Silvia Farina
7
5
3
6
0
6
 
3 Spain
Italy
Magüi Serna
Silvia Farina
6
3
64
77
4
6
 
4 Spain
Italy
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Rita Grande
4
6
1
6
   
5 Spain
Italy
Gala León García / María Sánchez Lorenzo
Tathiana Garbin / Adriana Serra Zanetti
7
5
6
0
   

[1]

Croatia vs. United States[edit]


Croatia
0
Raleigh Racquet Club, Raleigh, NC, United States
17–18 April 1999
Har-Tru clay (outdoors)

United States
5
1 2 3
1 Croatia
United States
Iva Majoli
Chanda Rubin
65
77
6
4
8
10
 
2 Croatia
United States
Silvija Talaja
Monica Seles
3
6
1
6
   
3 Croatia
United States
Iva Majoli
Monica Seles
0
6
3
6
   
4 Croatia
United States
Silvija Talaja
Chanda Rubin
3
6
4
6
   
5 Croatia
United States
Iva Majoli / Silvija Talaja
Chanda Rubin / Monica Seles
3
6
2
6
   

[2]

France vs. Russia[edit]


France
2
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
17–18 April 1999
Supreme carpet (indoors)

Russia
3
1 2 3
1 France
Russia
Amélie Mauresmo
Elena Likhovtseva
6
2
6
2
   
2 France
Russia
Nathalie Tauziat
Tatiana Panova
4
6
2
6
   
3 France
Russia
Nathalie Tauziat
Elena Likhovtseva
2
6
4
6
   
4 France
Russia
Amélie Mauresmo
Tatiana Panova
6
2
5
7
6
1
 
5 France
Russia
Amélie Mauresmo / Nathalie Tauziat
Elena Likhovtseva / Elena Makarova
0
6
65
77
   

[3]

Slovakia vs. Switzerland[edit]


Slovakia
5
Saal Sports Hall, Zürich, Switzerland
17–18 April 1999
Greenset Trophy carpet (indoors)

Switzerland
0
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Switzerland
Karina Habšudová
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
710
68
6
0
   
2 Slovakia
Switzerland
Henrieta Nagyová
Cäcilia Charbonnier
6
2
5
7
6
2
 
3 Slovakia
Switzerland
Henrieta Nagyová
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
3
6
6
1
6
3
 
4 Slovakia
Switzerland
Karina Habšudová
Cäcilia Charbonnier
6
4
6
4
   
5 Slovakia
Switzerland
Karina Habšudová / Henrieta Nagyová
Laura Bao / Cäcilia Charbonnier
6
2
79
67
   

[4]

Semifinals[edit]

Italy vs. United States[edit]


Italy
1
Ancona Tennis Association, Ancona, Italy
24–25 July 1999
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
4
1 2 3
1 Italy
United States
Rita Grande
Venus Williams
2
6
3
6
   
2 Italy
United States
Silvia Farina
Monica Seles
6
4
4
6
6
4
 
3 Italy
United States
Silvia Farina
Venus Williams
1
6
1
6
   
4 Italy
United States
Rita Grande
Serena Williams
1
6
1
6
   
5 Italy
United States
Tathiana Garbin / Adriana Serra Zanetti
Serena Williams / Venus Williams
2
6
2
6
   

[5]

Russia vs. Slovakia[edit]


Russia
3
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
24–25 July 1999
Red clay (indoors)

Slovakia
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
Slovakia
Elena Likhovtseva
Ľudmila Cervanová
7
5
65
77
6
3
 
2 Russia
Slovakia
Tatiana Panova
Karina Habšudová
65
77
1
6
   
3 Russia
Slovakia
Elena Likhovtseva
Karina Habšudová
3
6
6
4
6
2
 
4 Russia
Slovakia
Tatiana Panova
Ľudmila Cervanová
6
4
6
4
   
5 Russia
Slovakia
Elena Dementieva / Elena Makarova
Ľudmila Cervanová / Daniela Hantuchová
5
7
65
77
   

[6]

Final[edit]

United States vs. Russia[edit]


United States
4
Taube Tennis Stadium, Stanford, CA, United States
18–19 September 1999
Plexipave (outdoors)

Russia
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Russia
Venus Williams
Elena Likhovtseva
6
3
6
4
   
2 United States
Russia
Lindsay Davenport
Elena Dementieva
6
4
6
0
   
3 United States
Russia
Lindsay Davenport
Elena Likhovtseva
6
4
6
4
   
4 United States
Russia
Venus Williams
Elena Dementieva
6
1
3
6
65
77
 
5 United States
Russia
Serena Williams / Venus Williams
Elena Dementieva / Elena Makarova
6
2
6
1
   

[7]

1999 Fed Cup Champions
United States
United States
Sixteenth title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Croatia v United States". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "France v Russia". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Slovakia v Switzerland". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Italy v United States". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Russia v Slovakia". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "United States v Russia". fedcup.com. 

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