2012 Fed Cup

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The 2012 Fed Cup (also known as the 2012 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 50th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in women's tennis. The draw took place on 17 July 2011 in Kobe, Japan.[1]

The final took place at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on 3–4 November. The home and defending champions Czech Republic defeated the first-finalists Serbia, to win their seventh title and equal the record for second-most titles won by a country since the competition's beginning.[2]

Czech Republic is the only country except United States and Australia to hold both Davis Cup and Fed Cup at the same time. The Czechs did the same in 2012.

World Group[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2012 Fed Cup World Group.
Participating Teams

Belgium

Czech Republic

Germany

Italy

Russia

Serbia

Spain

Ukraine

Draw[edit]

  1st Round
4–5 February
Semifinals
21–22 April
Final
3–4 November
                           
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
  1   Russia 3  
    Spain 2     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1   Russia 2  
Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)     Serbia 3  
    Serbia 3
  4   Belgium 2     Prague, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
      Serbia 1
  Biella, Italy (Indoor clay)     2   Czech Republic 3
  3   Italy 3  
    Ukraine 2     Ostrava, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
    3   Italy 1
Stuttgart, Germany (Indoor hard)   2   Czech Republic 4  
    Germany 1
  2   Czech Republic 4  

World Group Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2012 Fed Cup World Group Play-offs.

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties, and four winners of the World Group II ties entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs. Four seeded teams, based on the latest Fed Cup ranking, were drawn against four unseeded teams. The United States, Japan, Slovakia and Australia played in the 2013 Fed Cup World Group while Ukraine, Belgium, Spain and Germany played in World Group II.

Date: 21–22 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Superior Golf & Spa Resort, Kharkiv, Ukraine Outdoor clay  Ukraine 0–5  United States (1)
Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard  Japan 4–1  Belgium (2)
Club de Tenis Puente Romano, Marbella, Spain Outdoor clay  Spain (3) 2–3  Slovakia
Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Indoor clay  Germany 2–3  Australia (4)

World Group II[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2012 Fed Cup World Group II.

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2012. The winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, while the losers continued in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 4–5 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
DCU Center, Worcester, MA, United States Indoor hard  United States (1) 5–0  Belarus
Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard  Japan (4) 5–0  Slovenia
Sibamac Center, Bratislava, Slovakia Indoor hard  Slovakia (3) 3–2  France
Forum Fribourg, Granges-Paccot, Switzerland Indoor clay   Switzerland 1–4  Australia (2)

World Group II Play-offs[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2012 Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.

The four losing teams from World Group II played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone, one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone, and one team from the Americas Zone.

Date: 21–22 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Palais des Sports, Besançon, France Indoor hard  France (1) 5–0  Slovenia
Complexe Sportive des Iles Avenue des trois lacs, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland   Switzerland (2) 4–1  Belarus
Boråshallen, Borås, Sweden  Sweden (3) 4–1  Great Britain
Parque Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay  Argentina (4) 4–1  China

Americas Zone[edit]

  • 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: Graciosa Country Club, Curitiba, Brazil (outdoor clay)

Dates: January 30 – February 5

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Guadalajara, Mexico

Dates: Week commencing 16 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone[edit]

  • 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: Shenzhen Luohu Tennis Centre, Shenzhen, China (outdoor hard)

Dates: January 30 – February 5

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Shenzhen Luohu Tennis Centre, Shenzhen, China (outdoor hard)

Dates: January 30 – February 5

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone[edit]

  • 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: Municipal Tennis Club, Eilat, Israel (outdoor hard)

Dates: January 30 – February 5

Participating Teams

Group II[edit]

Venue: Gizera Sporting Club, Cairo, Egypt

Dates: Week commencing 16 April

Participating Teams

Group III[edit]

Venue: Gizera Sporting Club, Cairo, Egypt

Dates: Week commencing 16 April

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.[3]

6 February
Rank Nation Points[4] Move
1  Italy 28,867.5 Steady
2  Czech Republic 25,280.0 Steady
3  Russia 20,120.0 Steady
4  United States 12,412.5 Steady
5  Serbia 9,295.0 Increase 2
6  Belgium 6,330.0 Decrease 1
7  Spain 5,712.5 Decrease 1
8  Australia 4,915.0 Increase 2
9  Germany 4,855.0 Steady
10  Ukraine 4,837.5 Decrease 2
23 April
Rank Nation Points[4] Move
1  Czech Republic 29,397.5 Increase 1
2  Italy 25,247.5 Decrease 1
3  Russia 17,025.0 Steady
4  Serbia 14,117.5 Increase 1
5  United States 11,572.5 Decrease 1
6  Japan 6,382.5 Increase 6
7  Australia 6,252.5 Increase 1
8  Slovakia 6,062.5 Increase 3
9  Belgium 5,260.0 Decrease 3
10  Germany 3,772.5 Decrease 1
5 November
Rank Nation Points[4] Move
1  Czech Republic 35,532.5 Steady
2  Italy 21,157.5 Steady
3  Russia 15,025.0 Steady
4  Serbia 14,117.5 Steady
5  United States 11,472.5 Steady
6  Australia 6,252.5 Increase 1
7  Japan 6,112.5 Decrease 1
8  Slovakia 6,062.5 Steady
9  Belgium 5,260.0 Steady
10  Germany 3,772.5 Steady

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draw for 2012 Fed Cup to be held on 17 July". fedcup.com. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Czech Republic in seventh heaven". FedCup.com. 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2012. 

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