2004 Fed Cup

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The 2004 Fed Cup was the 42nd edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final was held at the Ice Stadium Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia, on 27–28 November. The home team Russia defeated the defending champion France to win their first title after five final appearances.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2004 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Japan

Italy

Russia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

United States

Draw[edit]

  First round
24–25 April
Quarterfinals
10–11 July
Semifinals
24–25 November
Final
27–28 November
                                     
Amiens, France (Indoor clay)
1   France 5  
Rimini, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  Germany 0  
  1   France 3  
Lecce, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  7   Italy 2  
  Czech Republic 1
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
7   Italy 3  
  1   France 5  
Los Belones, Murcia, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  5   Spain 0  
6   Spain 3  
Jerez, Spain (Outdoor clay)
   Switzerland 2  
  5   Spain 3
Bree, Belgium (Indoor clay)
  3   Belgium 2  
  Croatia 1
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
3   Belgium 4  
  1   France 2
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
  4   Russia 3
4   Russia 4  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
  Australia 1  
  4   Russia 4
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
    Argentina 1  
  Argentina 3
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
8   Japan 2  
  4   Russia 5
Sankt Pölten, Austria (Outdoor clay)
    Austria 0  
5   Slovakia 2  
Innsbruck, Austria (Outdoor hard)
  Austria 3  
    Austria 4
Portorož, Slovenia (Outdoor clay)
  2   United States 1  
  Slovenia 1
2   United States 4  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

Date: 10–11 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 2005 World Group II.

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bang Kapi, Thailand Indoor hard  Thailand 3–2  Australia
São Paulo, Brazil Outdoor clay  Brazil 1–4  Croatia
Tallinn, Estonia Outdoor clay  Estonia 2–3  Czech Republic
Illichivsk, Ukraine Outdoor clay  Ukraine 2–3  Germany
Plovdiv, Bulgaria Outdoor clay  Bulgaria 2–3  Japan
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay  Slovakia 4–0  Belarus
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor hard  Indonesia 4–1  Slovenia
Dorval, Canada Outdoor clay  Canada 2–3   Switzerland

Americas Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2004 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: Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil (outdoor clay)

Dates: 19–24 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil (outdoor clay)

Dates: 19–24 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2004 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: New Delhi, India (outdoor hard)

Dates: 19–24 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: New Delhi, India (outdoor hard)

Dates: 19–24 April

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2004 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone.

Group I[edit]

Venue: Athens, Greece (outdoor clay)

Dates: 19–24 April

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Marsa, Malta (outdoor hard)

Dates: 26 April – 1 May

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Venue: Marsa, Malta (outdoor hard)

Dates: 26 April – 1 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]

26 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  France 27,265.0 Steady
2  United States 18,255.0 Increase 2
3  Belgium 17,412.5 Steady
4  Spain 16,675.0 Increase 1
5  Slovakia 16,487.5 Decrease 3
6  Russia 14,075.0 Steady
7  Italy 8,050.0 Steady
8  Austria 7,780.0 Steady
9  Argentina 6,825.0 Steady
10  Germany 3,600.0 Steady
12 July
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  France 29,870.0 Steady
2  Spain 19,855.0 Increase 2
3  United States 16,967.5 Decrease 1
4  Slovakia 16,567.5 Increase 1
5  Russia 16,437.5 Increase 1
6  Belgium 16,362.5 Decrease 3
7  Austria 10,435.0 Increase 1
8  Italy 7,050.0 Decrease 1
9  Argentina 5,800.0 Steady
10  Germany 4,425.0 Steady
29 November
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  France 30,960.0 Steady
2  Russia 28,537.5 Increase 3
3  Spain 15,355.0 Decrease 1
4  Slovakia 13,067.5 Steady
5  Belgium 12,112.5 Increase 1
6  United States 11,922.5 Decrease 3
7  Austria 10,435.0 Steady
8  Italy 7,050.0 Steady
9  Argentina 5,050.0 Steady
10  Indonesia 3,869.5 Increase 2

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]