Argentina Fed Cup team

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Argentina
Flag of Argentina.svg
Nickname La albiceleste
Captain María José Gaidano
ITF ranking 18 Increase 1 (16 November 2015)
Colors light blue & white
First year 1964
Years played 47
Ties played (W–L) 134 (77–57)
Years in
World Group
33 (26–34)
Best finish World Group SF 1986, 1993
Most total wins Gabriela Sabatini (24–6)
Florencia Labat (24–17)
Most singles wins Florencia Labat (19–13)
Most doubles wins Mercedes Paz (13–4)
Patricia Tarabini (13–4)
Best doubles team Gabriela Sabatini /
Mercedes Paz (8–0)
Most ties played Florencia Labat (26)
Most years played Florencia Labat (11)

The Argentina Fed Cup team represents Argentina in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Asociación Argentina de Tenis. As of 2012, the team's best results came in 1986 and 1993, when they reached the semifinals. Argentina was relegated to the Americas Zone Group I in 2010 after losing World Group II Playoffs against Canada.[1] After two years, Argentina returned to the World Group for the 2013 edition of the Fed Cup after defeating China at home in the World Group II Playoffs.[2] Argentina are currently number 13 in the ITF Rankings.

History[edit]

Argentina made its Fed Cup debut in 1964 with a win against Belgium. In the 1984 edition of the Fed Cup, Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina's highest ranked singles female player up to date, made its debut. Two years later, the team made it to the semifinals of the world group where they lost against locals Czechoslovakia. Argentina would not reach the semifinals again until 1993 thanks to the efforts of Florencia Labat, Patricia Tarabini and Inés Gorrochategui.

Current squad[edit]

Rankings as of April 16, 2016

Squad representing Argentina vs. Ukranie (2016 World Group II Playoff)
Player WTA Ranking Years Played Total W–L Singles W–L Doubles W–L
María Irigoyen #280 (Singles)
#49 (Doubles)
8 (2008–present) 16–15 5–11 11–4
Nadia Podoroska #332 (Singles)
#438 (Doubles)
2 (2014–present) 4–4 4–1 0–3
Guadalupe Perez Rojas #588 (Singles)
#349 (Doubles)
1 (2016–present) 0–1 0–0 0–1
Maria Lourdes Carle 1 (2016–present) 0–1 0–0 0–1

Recent performances[edit]

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1995, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group II, 1st Round 7–8 Feb Tallinn (EST)  Estonia 1–4 Loss
World Group, II Play-offs 24–25 Apr Montreal (CAN)  Canada 0–5 Loss
2011 Americas Zone, Group I 2 Feb Buenos Aires (ARG)  Bolivia 3–0 Win
3 Feb Buenos Aires (ARG)  Paraguay 1–2 Loss
4 Feb Buenos Aires (ARG)  Peru 3–0 Win
Americas Zone, Final 5 Feb Buenos Aires (ARG)  Colombia 3–0 Win
World Group II, Play-offs 16–17 Jul Kobe (JPN)  Japan 0–5 Loss
2012 Americas Zone, Group I 1 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Bahamas 3–0 Win
2 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Canada 3–0 Win
3 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Peru 3–0 Win
Americas Zone, Final 5 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Colombia 2–0 Win
World Group II, Play-offs 21–22 Apr Buenos Aires (ARG)  China 4–1 Win
2013 World Group II 9–10 Feb Buenos Aires (ARG)  Sweden 2–3 Loss
World Group II, Play-offs 20–21 Apr Buenos Aires (ARG)  Great Britain 3–1 Win
2014 World Group II 8–9 Feb Buenos Aires (ARG)  Japan 3–1 Win
World Group Play-offs 19–20 Apr Sochi (RUS)  Russia 0–4 Loss
2015 World Group II 7–8 Feb Buenos Aires (ARG)  United States 1–4 Loss
World Group II, Play-offs 18–29 Apr Buenos Aires (ARG)  Spain 0–4 Loss
2016 Americas Zone, Final 6 Feb Santa Cruz (BOL)  Paraguay 2–0 Win
World Group II, Play-offs 16–27 Apr Kiev (UKR)  Ukraine 0–4 Loss


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Canada vs. Argentina, FedCup.com. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Argentina Build for Future, FedCup.com. April 23, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2012.