2004 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2004. Sixteen nations competed in a four-round knockout competition. World No. 1 team France was the defending champion, but they were defeated in the final by World No. 5 team and four-time finalist Russia. As such, Russia ascended to World No. 2.

Participating Teams[edit]

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 2
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
3   Belgium 3  
  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 4
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
8   Japan 1  
  4   Russia 5
Sankt Pölten, Austria (Outdoor clay)
    Austria 0  
5   Slovakia 2  
Innsbruck, Austria (Outdoor clay)
  Austria 3  
    Austria 4
Portorož, Slovenia (Outdoor clay)
  2   United States 1  
  Slovenia 1
2   United States 4  

First round[edit]

France vs. Germany[edit]


France
5
Coliséum, Amiens, France
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (indoors)

Germany
0
1 2 3
1 France
Germany
Nathalie Dechy
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
64
77
6
1
6
4
 
2 France
Germany
Amélie Mauresmo
Barbara Rittner
6
1
6
2
   
3 France
Germany
Amélie Mauresmo
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6
2
6
3
   
4 France
Germany
Émilie Loit
Julia Schruff
6
2
6
2
   
5 France
Germany
Nathalie Dechy / Amélie Mauresmo
Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Julia Schruff
6
2
6
0
   

[1]

Czech Republic vs. Italy[edit]


Czech Republic
1
Circolo Tennis Maglie, Lecce, Italy
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
3
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Italy
Barbora Strýcová
Francesca Schiavone
7
5
1
6
0
6
 
2 Czech Republic
Italy
Klára Koukalová
Silvia Farina Elia
3
6
63
77
   
3 Czech Republic
Italy
Barbora Strýcová
Maria Elena Camerin
7
5
3
6
7
5
 
4 Czech Republic
Italy
Klára Koukalová
Francesca Schiavone
6
1
2
6
2
6
 
5 Czech Republic
Italy
Libuše Průšová / Nicole Vaidišová
Silvia Farina Elia / Francesca Schiavone
      not
played

[2]

Spain vs. Switzerland[edit]


Spain
3
Centro Tenis La Manga Club, Los Belones, Spain
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

Switzerland
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
Switzerland
Marta Marrero
Patty Schnyder
6
3
66
78
5
7
 
2 Spain
Switzerland
Conchita Martínez
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
2
6
6
1
6
0
 
3 Spain
Switzerland
Conchita Martínez
Patty Schnyder
6
3
6
4
   
4 Spain
Switzerland
Marta Marrero
Myriam Casanova
77
64
4
6
0
6
 
5 Spain
Switzerland
Conchita Martínez / Virginia Ruano Pascual
Myriam Casanova / Emmanuelle Gagliardi
77
63
6
2
   

[3]

Croatia vs. Belgium[edit]


Croatia
2
Expodroom Bree, Bree, Belgium
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (indoors)

Belgium
3
1 2 3
1 Croatia
Belgium
Jelena Kostanić
Kim Clijsters
1
6
6
4
1
6
 
2 Croatia
Belgium
Karolina Šprem
Kirsten Flipkens
6
2
6
0
   
3 Croatia
Belgium
Karolina Šprem
Kim Clijsters
1
6
3
6
   
4 Croatia
Belgium
Jelena Kostanić
Els Callens
2
6
6
3
4
6
 
5 Croatia
Belgium
Darija Jurak / Iva Majoli
Elke Clijsters / Kirsten Flipkens
6
4
6
1
   

[4]

Russia vs. Australia[edit]


Russia
4
Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moscow, Russia
24–25 April 2004
Taraflex (indoors)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
Australia
Anastasia Myskina
Samantha Stosur
6
4
6
1
   
2 Russia
Australia
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik
6
4
3
6
6
4
 
3 Russia
Australia
Anastasia Myskina
Alicia Molik
3
6
3
6
   
4 Russia
Australia
Vera Zvonareva
Samantha Stosur
6
2
6
3
   
5 Russia
Australia
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Alicia Molik / Rennae Stubbs
6
2
3
6
79
67
 

[5]

Argentina vs. Japan[edit]


Argentina
4
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

Japan
1
1 2 3
1 Argentina
Japan
Gisela Dulko
Ai Sugiyama
6
3
6
4
   
2 Argentina
Japan
Paola Suárez
Akiko Morigami
6
4
6
0
   
3 Argentina
Japan
Paola Suárez
Ai Sugiyama
64
77
6
3
7
6
 
retired
4 Argentina
Japan
Gisela Dulko
Akiko Morigami
2
6
2
6
   
5 Argentina
Japan
Mariana Díaz Oliva / Patricia Tarabini
Shinobu Asagoe / Saori Obata
77
64
64
77
6
2
 

[6]

Slovakia vs. Austria[edit]


Slovakia
2
Sankt Pölten Tennis Centre, Sankt Pölten, Austria
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

Austria
3
1 2 3
1 Slovakia
Austria
Janette Husárová
Barbara Schett
6
4
1
6
4
6
 
2 Slovakia
Austria
Ľudmila Cervanová
Barbara Schwartz
6
3
61
77
2
6
 
3 Slovakia
Austria
Martina Suchá
Barbara Schett
5
7
6
1
2
6
 
4 Slovakia
Austria
Janette Husárová
Sybille Bammer
6
3
6
2
   
5 Slovakia
Austria
Ľudmila Cervanová / Janette Husárová
Barbara Schwartz / Patricia Wartusch
6
3
3
6
6
4
 

[7]

Slovenia vs. United States[edit]


Slovenia
1
SRC Marina Portorož, Portorož, Slovenia
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
4
1 2 3
1 Slovenia
United States
Tina Pisnik
Lisa Raymond
7
5
7
5
   
2 Slovenia
United States
Katarina Srebotnik
Venus Williams
1
6
2
6
   
3 Slovenia
United States
Tina Pisnik
Venus Williams
3
6
1
6
   
4 Slovenia
United States
Katarina Srebotnik
Lisa Raymond
7
5
3
6
4
6
 
5 Slovenia
United States
Tina Križan / Katarina Srebotnik
Martina Navratilova / Lisa Raymond
1
6
6
1
0
6
 

[8]

Quarterfinals[edit]

France vs. Italy[edit]


France
3
Circolo Tennis Rimini, Rimini, Italy
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 France
Italy
Amélie Mauresmo
Silvia Farina Elia
6
2
6
1
   
2 France
Italy
Mary Pierce
Francesca Schiavone
6
3
6
4
   
3 France
Italy
Amélie Mauresmo
Francesca Schiavone
77
62
6
2
   
4 France
Italy
Émilie Loit
Silvia Farina Elia
3
6
6
2
2
6
 
5 France
Italy
Tatiana Golovin / Mary Pierce
Tathiana Garbin / Roberta Vinci
0
6
65
77
   

[9]

Spain vs. Belgium[edit]


Spain
3
Club Nazaret, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (indoors)

Belgium
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
Belgium
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Kirsten Flipkens
65
77
6
1
2
6
 
2 Spain
Belgium
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Els Callens
6
2
4
6
9
11
 
3 Spain
Belgium
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Els Callens
6
4
6
0
   
4 Spain
Belgium
María Sánchez Lorenzo
Kirsten Flipkens
6
3
6
4
   
5 Spain
Belgium
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual
Els Callens / Kirsten Flipkens
6
3
6
2
   

[10]

Russia vs. Argentina[edit]


Russia
4
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

Argentina
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
Argentina
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Gisela Dulko
4
6
6
3
4
6
 
2 Russia
Argentina
Anastasia Myskina
Natalia Gussoni
6
3
6
0
   
3 Russia
Argentina
Anastasia Myskina
Gisela Dulko
6
1
7
5
   
4 Russia
Argentina
Vera Zvonareva
Mariana Díaz Oliva
6
3
6
0
   
5 Russia
Argentina
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Gisela Dulko / Patricia Tarabini
6
2
5
7
6
4
 

[11]

Austria vs. United States[edit]


Austria
4
Bergisel Stadion, Innsbruck, Austria
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
1
1 2 3
1 Austria
United States
Barbara Schwartz
Chanda Rubin
1
6
7
5
4
6
 
2 Austria
United States
Barbara Schett
Lisa Raymond
6
2
6
4
   
3 Austria
United States
Barbara Schett
Chanda Rubin
6
3
6
2
   
4 Austria
United States
Barbara Schwartz
Lisa Raymond
77
63
4
6
10
8
 
5 Austria
United States
Barbara Schett / Patricia Wartusch
Jill Craybas / Martina Navratilova
6
3
0
6
6
3
 

[12]

Semifinals[edit]

France vs. Spain[edit]


France
5
Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
24–25 November 2004
Taraflex (indoors)

Spain
0
1 2 3
1 France
Spain
Tatiana Golovin
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
3
   
2 France
Spain
Nathalie Dechy
María Sánchez Lorenzo
6
2
6
4
   
3 France
Spain
Nathalie Dechy
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
1
   
4 France
Spain
Tatiana Golovin
Marta Marrero
6
3
6
4
   
5 France
Spain
Marion Bartoli / Émilie Loit
Marta Marrero / Virginia Ruano Pascual
7
5
6
2
   

[13]

Russia vs. Austria[edit]


Russia
5
Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
24–25 November 2004
Taraflex (indoors)

Austria
0
1 2 3
1 Russia
Austria
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Yvonne Meusburger
6
1
6
1
   
2 Russia
Austria
Anastasia Myskina
Patricia Wartusch
6
0
6
0
   
3 Russia
Austria
Anastasia Myskina
Yvonne Meusburger
3
6
6
3
6
1
 
4 Russia
Austria
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Daniela Kix
6
1
6
1
   
5 Russia
Austria
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Yvonne Meusburger / Patricia Wartusch
6
2
6
2
   

[14]

Final[edit]

France vs. Russia[edit]


France
2
Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
27–28 November 2004
Taraflex (indoors)

Russia
3
1 2 3
1 France
Russia
Nathalie Dechy
Svetlana Kuznetsova
3
6
77
64
8
6
 
2 France
Russia
Tatiana Golovin
Anastasia Myskina
4
6
65
77
   
3 France
Russia
Nathalie Dechy
Anastasia Myskina
3
6
4
6
   
4 France
Russia
Tatiana Golovin
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6
4
6
1
   
5 France
Russia
Marion Bartoli / Émilie Loit
Anastasia Myskina / Vera Zvonareva
65
77
5
7
   

[15]

 2004 Fed Cup Champions 

Russia
First title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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