2002 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2002. Sixteen nations competed in a four-round knockout competition. Belgium was the defending champion, but they were defeated in the quarterfinals by Italy. Slovakia defeated Italy, and then Spain in the final to claim their 1st title and No. 1 ranking.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Hungary

Italy

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
27–28 April
Quarterfinals
20–21 July
Semifinals
30–31 October
Final
2–3 November
                                     
Brussels, Belgium (Indoor clay)
1   Belgium 3  
Bologna, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  Australia 1  
  1   Belgium 1  
Milan, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  6   Italy 4  
  Sweden 0
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
6   Italy 5  
  6   Italy 1  
Bratislava, Slovakia (Outdoor clay)
  7   Slovakia 3  
7   Slovakia 3  
Bratislava, Slovakia (Indoor carpet)
   Switzerland 2  
  7   Slovakia 4
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
  4   France 1  
  Argentina 2
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
4   France 3  
  7   Slovakia 3
Charlotte, NC, United States (Outdoor clay)
  5   Spain 1
3   United States 2  
Pörtschach, Austria (Outdoor clay)
  Austria 3  
    Austria 4
Bol, Croatia (Outdoor clay)
    Croatia 1  
  Croatia 3
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
8   Czech Republic 2  
    Austria 2
Almería, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  5   Spain 3  
5   Spain 4  
Capdepera, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  Hungary 1  
  5   Spain 5
Dresden, Germany (Outdoor clay)
    Germany 0  
  Germany 3
2   Russia 2  

First Round[edit]

Belgium vs. Australia[edit]


Belgium
3
Royal Léopold Club, Brussels, Belgium
27–28 April 2002
Red clay (indoors)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 Belgium
Australia
Justine Henin
Nicole Pratt
6
4
4
6
6
0
 
2 Belgium
Australia
Kim Clijsters
Alicia Molik
6
0
6
2
   
3 Belgium
Australia
Els Callens
Nicole Pratt
2
6
4
6
   
4 Belgium
Australia
Justine Henin
Alicia Molik
6
2
6
1
   
5 Belgium
Australia
Els Callens / Laurence Courtois
Nicole Pratt / Rennae Stubbs
62
77
    not
completed

[1]

Sweden vs. Italy[edit]


Sweden
0
Tennis Club Milano, Milan, Italy
27–28 April 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
5
1 2 3
1 Sweden
Italy
Åsa Svensson
Antonella Serra Zanetti
77
64
3
6
8
10
 
2 Sweden
Italy
Sofia Arvidsson
Adriana Serra Zanetti
1
6
1
6
   
3 Sweden
Italy
Åsa Svensson
Adriana Serra Zanetti
3
6
65
77
   
4 Sweden
Italy
Sofia Arvidsson
Roberta Vinci
3
6
2
6
   
5 Sweden
Italy
Sofia Arvidsson / Maria Wolfbrandt
Maria Elena Camerin / Roberta Vinci
6
1
0
6
4
6
 

[2]

Slovakia vs. Switzerland[edit]


Slovakia
3
NTC Stadium, Bratislava, Slovakia
27–28 April 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

Switzerland
2
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Switzerland
Janette Husárová
Patty Schnyder
79
67
5
7
7
5
 
2 Slovakia
Switzerland
Daniela Hantuchová
Myriam Casanova
6
4
7
5
   
3 Slovakia
Switzerland
Daniela Hantuchová
Patty Schnyder
3
6
3
6
   
4 Slovakia
Switzerland
Henrieta Nagyová
Myriam Casanova
6
3
3
6
1
6
 
5 Slovakia
Switzerland
Daniela Hantuchová / Janette Husárová
Myriam Casanova / Patty Schnyder
6
0
64
77
6
3
 

[3]

Argentina vs. France[edit]


Argentina
2
Buenos Aires LTC, Buenos Aires, Argentina
27–28 April 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

France
3
1 2 3
1 Argentina
France
Mariana Díaz-Oliva
Amélie Mauresmo
5
7
2
6
   
2 Argentina
France
Paola Suárez
Sandrine Testud
7
5
6
4
   
3 Argentina
France
Paola Suárez
Amélie Mauresmo
4
6
3
6
   
4 Argentina
France
Mariana Díaz-Oliva
Nathalie Dechy
2
6
3
6
   
5 Argentina
France
Clarisa Fernández / María Emilia Salerni
Nathalie Dechy / Émilie Loit
6
3
2
6
6
2
 

[4]

United States vs. Austria[edit]


United States
2
Olde Providence Racquet Club, Charlotte, NC, United States
28–29 April 2002
Har-Tru clay (outdoors)

Austria
3
1 2 3
1 United States
Austria
Monica Seles
Barbara Schwartz
67
79
2
6
   
2 United States
Austria
Jennifer Capriati
Evelyn Fauth
       
w/o
3 United States
Austria
Meghann Shaughnessy
Barbara Schwartz
6
4
67
79
7
9
 
4 United States
Austria
Monica Seles
Evelyn Fauth
6
3
6
3
   
5 United States
Austria
Lisa Raymond / Monica Seles
Evelyn Fauth / Marion Maruska
6
1
77
64
   

[5]

Croatia vs. Czech Republic[edit]


Croatia
3
Tennis Center Zlatni Rat, Bol, Croatia
28–29 April 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

Czech Republic
2
1 2 3
1 Croatia
Czech Republic
Jelena Kostanić
Sandra Kleinová
77
61
6
4
   
2 Croatia
Czech Republic
Iva Majoli
Iveta Benešová
4
6
1
6
   
3 Croatia
Czech Republic
Iva Majoli
Klára Koukalová
4
6
1
6
   
4 Croatia
Czech Republic
Jelena Kostanić
Iveta Benešová
6
2
7
5
   
5 Croatia
Czech Republic
Jelena Kostanić / Iva Majoli
Iveta Benešová / Eva Birnerová
6
1
6
2
   

[6]

Spain vs. Hungary[edit]


Spain
4
Club de Tenis Almería, Almería, Spain
28–29 April 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

Hungary
1
1 2 3
1 Spain
Hungary
Ángeles Montolio
Zsófia Gubacsi
3
6
6
3
2
6
 
2 Spain
Hungary
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Rita Kuti-Kis
6
4
6
2
   
3 Spain
Hungary
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Zsófia Gubacsi
6
0
6
2
   
4 Spain
Hungary
Magüi Serna
Rita Kuti-Kis
6
3
6
1
   
5 Spain
Hungary
Virginia Ruano Pascual / Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Zsófia Gubacsi / Anikó Kapros
7
5
6
2
   

[7]

Germany vs. Russia[edit]


Germany
3
Tennis Center Blau-Weiss Blasewitz, Dresden, Germany
28–29 April 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

Russia
2
1 2 3
1 Germany
Russia
Martina Müller
Elena Dementieva
4
6
2
6
   
2 Germany
Russia
Barbara Rittner
Anastasia Myskina
7
5
3
6
7
5
 
3 Germany
Russia
Barbara Rittner
Elena Dementieva
6
3
6
1
   
4 Germany
Russia
Martina Müller
Anastasia Myskina
65
77
77
64
9
11
 
5 Germany
Russia
Barbara Rittner / Marlene Weingärtner
Elena Dementieva / Elena Likhovtseva
77
61
6
2
   

[8]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Belgium vs. Italy[edit]


Belgium
1
Circolo Tennis Bologna, Bologna, Italy
20–21 July 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
4
1 2 3
1 Belgium
Italy
Els Callens
Roberta Vinci
6
2
4
1
6
0
 
2 Belgium
Italy
Caroline Maes
Silvia Farina Elia
2
6
1
6
   
3 Belgium
Italy
Els Callens
Silvia Farina Elia
2
6
64
77
   
4 Belgium
Italy
Caroline Maes
Roberta Vinci
4
6
65
77
   
5 Belgium
Italy
Elke Clijsters / Laurence Courtois
Adriana Serra Zanetti / Roberta Vinci
5
7
4
6
   

[9]

Slovakia vs. France[edit]


Slovakia
4
Incheba Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia
20–21 July 2002
Taraflex (indoors)

France
1
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
France
Daniela Hantuchová
Nathalie Dechy
7
5
7
5
   
2 Slovakia
France
Janette Husárová
Amélie Mauresmo
2
6
6
4
2
6
 
3 Slovakia
France
Daniela Hantuchová
Amélie Mauresmo
2
6
6
4
6
3
 
4 Slovakia
France
Martina Suchá
Nathalie Dechy
77
63
6
1
   
5 Slovakia
France
Janette Husárová / Henrieta Nagyová
Nathalie Dechy / Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
7
5
6
0
   

[10]

Austria vs. Croatia[edit]


Austria
4
Pörtschach Werzer Arena, Pörtschach, Austria
20–21 July 2002
Taraflex (indoors)

Croatia
1
1 2 3
1 Austria
Croatia
Barbara Schwartz
Iva Majoli
6
2
6
3
   
2 Austria
Croatia
Barbara Schett
Jelena Kostanić
6
2
6
1
   
3 Austria
Croatia
Barbara Schett
Iva Majoli
4
6
3
6
   
4 Austria
Croatia
Barbara Schwartz
Jelena Kostanić
4
6
6
3
8
6
 
5 Austria
Croatia
Barbara Schett / Patricia Wartusch
Karolina Šprem / Silvija Talaja
6
2
6
1
   

[11]

Spain vs. Germany[edit]


Spain
5
CT. Es Coll d'Os, Mallorca, Spain
20–21 July 2002
Red clay (outdoors)

Germany
0
1 2 3
1 Spain
Germany
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Barbara Rittner
2
6
77
64
6
3
 
2 Spain
Germany
Marta Marrero
Martina Müller
6
1
6
1
   
3 Spain
Germany
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Martina Müller
3
6
6
2
6
3
 
4 Spain
Germany
Marta Marrero
Anca Barna
77
62
2
6
6
2
 
5 Spain
Germany
Virginia Ruano Pascual / Magüi Serna
Bianka Lamade / Barbara Rittner
6
3
6
3
   

[12]

Semifinals[edit]

Italy vs. Slovakia[edit]


Italy
1
Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
30–31 October 2002
Greenset hard (indoors)

Slovakia
3
1 2 3
1 Italy
Slovakia
Francesca Schiavone
Daniela Hantuchová
77
61
6
1
   
2 Italy
Slovakia
Silvia Farina Elia
Janette Husárová
4
6
3
6
   
3 Italy
Slovakia
Silvia Farina Elia
Daniela Hantuchová
5
7
3
6
   
4 Italy
Slovakia
Francesca Schiavone
Janette Husárová
4
6
4
6
   
5 Italy
Slovakia
Silvia Farina Elia / Roberta Vinci
Daniela Hantuchová / Janette Husárová
      not
played

[13]

Austria vs. Spain[edit]


Austria
2
Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
30–31 October 2002
Greenset hard (indoors)

Spain
3
1 2 3
1 Austria
Spain
Patricia Wartusch
Conchita Martínez
5
7
0
6
   
2 Austria
Spain
Barbara Schett
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3
6
65
77
   
3 Austria
Spain
Barbara Schett
Conchita Martínez
7
5
63
77
6
2
 
4 Austria
Spain
Patricia Wartusch
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4
6
6
4
9
7
 
5 Austria
Spain
Barbara Schett / Patricia Wartusch
Conchita Martínez / Virginia Ruano Pascual
6
4
3
6
1
6
 

[14]

Final[edit]

Slovakia vs. Spain[edit]


Slovakia
3
Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
2–3 November 2002
Greenset hard (indoors)

Spain
1
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Spain
Janette Husárová
Conchita Martínez
4
6
66
78
   
2 Slovakia
Spain
Daniela Hantuchová
Magüi Serna
6
2
6
1
   
3 Slovakia
Spain
Daniela Hantuchová
Conchita Martínez
68
710
7
5
6
4
 
4 Slovakia
Spain
Janette Husárová
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6
0
6
2
   
5 Slovakia
Spain
Daniela Hantuchová / Janette Husárová
Virginia Ruano Pascual / Magüi Serna
      not
played

[15]

 2002 Fed Cup Champions 

Slovakia
First title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgium v Australia". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Sweden v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "Slovakia v Switzerland". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Argentina v France". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "United States v Austria". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Croatia v Czech Republic". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Spain v Hungary". fedcup.com. 
  8. ^ "Germany v Russia". fedcup.com. 
  9. ^ "Belgium v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  10. ^ "Slovakia v France". fedcup.com. 
  11. ^ "Austria v Croatia". fedcup.com. 
  12. ^ "Spain v Germany". fedcup.com. 
  13. ^ "Italy v Slovakia". fedcup.com. 
  14. ^ "Austria v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  15. ^ "Slovakia v Spain". fedcup.com. 

See also[edit]