2003 Fed Cup

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The 2003 Fed Cup was the 41st edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia on 22–23 November. France defeated the United States, giving France their second title.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2003 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Colombia

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Italy

Russia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
26–27 April
Quarterfinals
19–20 July
Semifinals
19–20 November
Final
22–23 November
                                     
Ettenheim, Germany (Outdoor clay)
1   Slovakia 3  
Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)
  Germany 2  
  1   Slovakia 0  
Bree, Belgium (Indoor clay)
  5   Belgium 5  
  Austria 0
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
5   Belgium 5  
  5   Belgium 1  
Linköping, Sweden (Indoor hard)
  3   United States 4  
7   Italy 3  
Washington, D.C., United States (Outdoor hard)
  Sweden 2  
  7   Italy 0
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States (Indoor hard)
  3   United States 5  
  Czech Republic 0
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
3   United States 5  
  3   United States 1
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
  6   France 4
4   Russia 4  
Portorož, Slovenia (Outdoor clay)
  Croatia 1  
  4   Russia 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
    Slovenia 0  
  Slovenia 3
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
8   Argentina 2  
  4   Russia 2
Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France (Indoor clay)
  6   France 3  
6   France 5  
Oviedo, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  Colombia 0  
  6   France 4
Tarragona, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  2   Spain 1  
  Australia 2
2   Spain 3  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

Date: 19–20 July

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties and eight winners of the Zonal Group I sections competed in the World Group Play-offs for spots in the 2004 World Group.

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Pilar, Argentina Outdoor clay  Argentina 3–2  Hungary
Wollongong, Australia Indoor hard  Australia 3–2  Colombia
Neudörfl, Austria Outdoor clay  Austria 4–1  Canada
Varaždin, Croatia Outdoor clay  Croatia 4–1  Brazil
Durban, South Africa Outdoor hard  South Africa 1–4  Czech Republic
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor hard  Indonesia 2–3  Germany
Gifu, Japan Indoor carpet  Japan 4–1  Sweden
Winterthur, Switzerland Outdoor clay   Switzerland 4–1  Israel

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2003 Fed Cup Americas Zone.
  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I[edit]

Venue: Campinas, Brazil (outdoor clay)

Dates: 23–26 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: San Juan, Puerto Rico (outdoor hard)

Dates: 23–27 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2003 Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone.
  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I[edit]

Venue: Tokyo, Japan (outdoor hard)

Dates: 21–25 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Tokyo, Japan (outdoor hard)

Dates: 21–24 April

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2003 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone.
  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I[edit]

Venue: Estoril, Portugal (outdoor clay)

Dates: 21–26 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Estoril, Portugal (outdoor clay)

Dates: 28 April – 3 May

Participating Teams

Rankings[edit]

The rankings were measured after the three points during the year that play took place, and were collated by combining points earned from the previous four years.[1]

28 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Slovakia 22,400.0 Steady
2  Spain 21,850.0 Steady
3  Belgium 17,150.0 Steady
4  United States 13,600.0 Steady
5  Russia 13,100.0 Steady
6  France 10,100.0 Steady
7  Italy 8,600.0 Steady
8  Austria 6,500.0 Steady
9  Argentina 5,850.0 Steady
10  Slovenia 4,475.0 Increase 2
21 July
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Slovakia 21,400.0 Steady
2  Belgium 21,350.0 Increase 1
3  Spain 20,850.0 Decrease 1
4  United States 16,000.0 Steady
5  Russia 15,000.0 Steady
6  France 13,780.0 Steady
7  Italy 7,600.0 Steady
8  Austria 6,350.0 Steady
9  Argentina 6,100.0 Steady
10  Germany 5,350.0 Increase 1
24 November
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  France 26,640.0 Increase 5
2  Slovakia 17,900.0 Decrease 1
3  Belgium 17,100.0 Decrease 1
4  United States 16,680.0 Steady
5  Spain 16,350.0 Decrease 2
6  Russia 12,750.0 Decrease 1
7  Italy 7,600.0 Steady
8  Austria 6,350.0 Steady
9  Argentina 5,350.0 Steady
10  Germany 4,600.0 Steady

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2012. 

External links[edit]