2009 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I – Play-offs

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The Play-offs of the 2009 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I were the final stages of the Group I Zonal Competition involving teams from Europe and Africa. Using the positions determined in their pools, the sixteen teams faced off to determine their placing in the 2009 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I. The top two teams advanced to World Group II Play-offs, and the bottom two teams were relegated down to the Europe/Africa Zone Group II for the next year.

Placing Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
1  Great Britain  Poland  Belarus  Estonia
2  Hungary  Sweden  Denmark  Croatia
3  Netherlands  Romania  Slovenia  Bulgaria
4  Luxembourg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Austria

Promotional Play-Offs[edit]

The first placed teams of each pool were placed against each other in two head-to-head rounds. The winner of the rounds advanced to the World Group II Play-offs, where they would get a chance to advance to the World Group II for next year.

Great Britain vs. Poland[edit]


Great Britain
1
Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia
7 February 2009
Greenset hard (indoors)

Poland
2
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
Poland
Elena Baltacha
Katarzyna Piter
6
4
6
1
   
2 United Kingdom
Poland
Anne Keothavong
Agnieszka Radwańska
62
77
64
77
   
3 United Kingdom
Poland
Sarah Borwell / Anne Keothavong
Klaudia Jans / Alicja Rosolska
5
7
3
6
   

[1]

Belarus vs. Estonia[edit]


Belarus
0
Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia
7 February 2009
Greenset hard (indoors)

Estonia
2
1 2 3
1 Belarus
Estonia
Olga Govortsova
Maret Ani
3
6
4
6
   
2 Belarus
Estonia
Victoria Azarenka
Kaia Kanepi
6
2
3
6
1
6
 
3 Belarus
Estonia
 
 
      not
played

[2]

Fifth to Seventh Play-Offs[edit]

The second placed teams of each pool were placed against each other in two ties. The winner of each tie was allocated fifth place in the Group while the losers were allocated seventh.

Hungary vs. Sweden[edit]


Hungary
1
Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia
7 February 2009
Greenset hard (indoors)

Sweden
2
1 2 3
1 Hungary
Sweden
Zsófia Susányi
Johanna Larsson
1
6
2
6
   
2 Hungary
Sweden
Katalin Marosi
Sofia Arvidsson
6
1
711
69
   
3 Hungary
Sweden
Gréta Arn / Katalin Marosi
Sofia Arvidsson / Johanna Larsson
3
6
3
6
   

[3]

Denmark vs. Croatia[edit]


Denmark
0
Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia
7 February 2009
Greenset hard (indoors)

Croatia
2
1 2 3
1 Denmark
Croatia
Mai Grage
Petra Martić
5
7
0
6
   
2 Denmark
Croatia
Hanne Skak Jensen
Sanda Mamić
6
0
1
6
3
6
 
3 Denmark
Croatia
 
 
      not
played

[4]

Ninth[edit]

Due to the fact that there were an odd number of teams in Pool D (three), as oppose to the four teams in the other pools, all the teams that placed third in the pools with four teams ( Netherlands,  Romania and  Slovenia) were allocated ninth place.[5]

Relegation Play-Offs[edit]

The last placed teams of each pool were placed against each other in two ties. The losing team of the rounds were relegated to Group II for next year.

Luxembourg vs. Austria[edit]


Luxembourg
1
Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia
7 February 2009
Greenset hard (indoors)

Austria
2
1 2 3
1 Luxembourg
Austria
Claudine Schaul
Melanie Klaffner
6
0
5
7
6
1
 
2 Luxembourg
Austria
Mandy Minella
Patricia Mayr
77
64
2
6
3
6
 
3 Luxembourg
Austria
Mandy Minella / Claudine Schaul
Sandra Klemenschits / Patricia Mayr
1
6
1
6
   

[6]

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Bulgaria[edit]


Bosnia and Herzegovina
2
Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia
7 February 2009
Greenset hard (indoors)

Bulgaria
1
1 2 3
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Sandra Martinović
Elitsa Kostova
6
4
0
6
6
2
 
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Tsvetana Pironkova
1
6
1
6
   
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Mervana Jugić-Salkić / Sandra Martinović
Elitsa Kostova / Tsvetana Pironkova
6
4
3
6
6
3
 

[7]

Final Placements[edit]

Placing Teams
Promoted  Poland
 Estonia
Third  Great Britain
 Belarus
Fifth  Sweden
 Croatia
Seventh  Hungary
 Denmark
Ninth  Netherlands
 Romania
 Slovenia
Twelfth  Austria
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Relegated  Luxembourg
 Bulgaria

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