2005 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup women's tennis competition in 2005. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Russia was the defending champion, and they reached the final alongside, for a second consecutive time, France. Russia defeated France once again, giving them their second title.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

France

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
23–24 April
Semifinals
9–10 July
Final
17–18 September
                           
  Brindisi, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  1   Russia 4  
      Italy 1     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1   Russia 4  
Delray Beach, Florida, United States (Outdoor hard)   4   United States 1  
      Belgium 0
  4   United States 5     Paris, France (Outdoor clay)
    1   Russia 3
  Jerez, Spain (Outdoor clay)     2   France 2
  3   Spain 3  
      Argentina 2     Aix-en-Provence, France (Outdoor hard)
    3   Spain 1
Pörtschach, Austria (Outdoor clay)   2   France 3  
      Austria 1
  2   France 4  

First Round[edit]

Russia vs. Italy[edit]


Russia
4
Circolo Tennis Brindisi, Brindisi, Italy
23–24 April 2005
Clay (outdoors)

Italy
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
Italy
Dinara Safina
Francesca Schiavone
5
7
3
6
   
2 Russia
Italy
Elena Dementieva
Tathiana Garbin
6
4
6
3
   
3 Russia
Italy
Elena Dementieva
Francesca Schiavone
4
6
77
62
6
0
 
4 Russia
Italy
Elena Bovina
Maria Elena Camerin
6
3
3
6
6
2
 
5 Russia
Italy
Vera Dushevina / Dinara Safina
Tathiana Garbin / Mara Santangelo
6
3
7
5
   

[1]

Belgium vs. United States[edit]


Belgium
0
Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Beach, Florida, United States
23–24 April 2005
Playpave (outdoors)

United States
5
1 2 3
1 Belgium
United States
Eveline Vanhyfte
Lindsay Davenport
0
6
2
6
   
2 Belgium
United States
Els Callens
Venus Williams
2
6
2
6
   
3 Belgium
United States
Els Callens
Lindsay Davenport
4
6
0
6
   
4 Belgium
United States
Leslie Butkiewicz
Venus Williams
1
6
4
6
   
5 Belgium
United States
Kirsten Flipkens / Eveline Vanhyfte
Lindsay Davenport / Corina Morariu
1
6
2
6
   

[2]

Spain vs. Argentina[edit]


Spain
3
Club Nazaret, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
23–24 April 2005
Clay (outdoors)

Argentina
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
Argentina
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Gisela Dulko
6
4
4
6
6
3
 
2 Spain
Argentina
Anabel Medina Garrigues
María Emilia Salerni
6
4
4
6
6
3
 
3 Spain
Argentina
Marta Marrero
Gisela Dulko
0
6
3
6
   
4 Spain
Argentina
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Mariana Díaz-Oliva
66
78
4
6
   
5 Spain
Argentina
Nuria Llagostera Vives / Anabel Medina Garrigues
Gisela Dulko / María Emilia Salerni
7
4
6
4
   

[3]

Austria vs. France[edit]


Austria
1
Werzer Arena, Pörtschach, Austria
23–24 April 2005
Clay (outdoors)

France
4
1 2 3
1 Austria
France
Yvonne Meusburger
Nathalie Dechy
77
63
6
2
   
2 Austria
France
Tamira Paszek
Virginie Razzano
3
6
3
6
   
3 Austria
France
Yvonne Meusburger
Virginie Razzano
3
6
62
77
   
4 Austria
France
Tamira Paszek
Nathalie Dechy
65
77
2
6
   
5 Austria
France
Daniela Klemenschits / Sandra Klemenschits
Nathalie Dechy / Virginie Razzano
4
6
5
7
   

[4]

Semifinals[edit]

Russia vs. United States[edit]


Russia
4
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
9–10 July 2005
Clay (indoors)

United States
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
United States
Anastasia Myskina
Venus Williams
5
7
6
4
6
2
 
2 Russia
United States
Elena Dementieva
Mashona Washington
7
5
6
4
   
3 Russia
United States
Elena Dementieva
Venus Williams
1
6
2
6
   
4 Russia
United States
Anastasia Myskina
Jill Craybas
6
2
6
4
   
5 Russia
United States
Vera Dushevina / Dinara Safina
Corina Morariu / Venus Williams
6
1
7
5
   

[5]

Spain vs. France[edit]


Spain
1
Ligue de Provence de Tennis, Aix en Provence, France
9–10 July 2005
Greenset hard (outdoors)

France
3
1 2 3
1 Spain
France
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Amélie Mauresmo
4
6
3
6
   
2 Spain
France
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Mary Pierce
4
6
4
6
   
3 Spain
France
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Amélie Mauresmo
3
6
1
6
   
4 Spain
France
Arantxa Parra Santonja
Séverine Beltrame
6
4
6
4
   
5 Spain
France
Anabel Medina Garrigues / María Sánchez Lorenzo
Amélie Mauresmo / Mary Pierce
2
1
    not
completed

[6]

Final[edit]

Russia vs. France[edit]


Russia
3
Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris, France
17–18 September 2005
Red clay (outdoors)

France
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
France
Elena Dementieva
Mary Pierce
77
61
2
6
6
1
 
2 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Amélie Mauresmo
4
6
2
6
   
3 Russia
France
Elena Dementieva
Amélie Mauresmo
6
4
4
6
6
2
 
4 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Mary Pierce
6
4
4
6
2
6
 
5 Russia
France
Elena Dementieva / Dinara Safina
Amélie Mauresmo / Mary Pierce
6
4
1
6
6
3
 

[7]

 2005 Fed Cup Champions 

Russia
Second title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "Belgium v United States". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "Spain v Argentina". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Austria v France". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Russia v United States". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "Spain v France". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "France v Russia". fedcup.com. 

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