1968 Federation Cup (tennis)

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The 1968 Federation Cup was the sixth edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. 23 nations participated in the tournament, which was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from 21–26 May. Australia defeated the Netherlands in the final, in what was the first final not featuring United States, giving Australia their third title.

Participating Teams

Participating Teams

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

Czechoslovakia

France

Finland

Great Britain

Greece

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

South Africa

Soviet Union

Sweden

Switzerland

United States

West Germany

Draw

All ties were played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on clay courts.

  First Round
21 May
Second Round
22–23 May
Quarterfinals
24 May
Semifinals
25 May
Final
26 May
                                               
       
     United States 3  
        Switzerland 0  
     
       
     United States 2  
     France 1  
       
       
     France 3
       Portugal 0  
     
       
     United States 1  
     Netherlands 2  
   Netherlands 3  
   Finland 0  
     Netherlands 2
       Poland 1  
   Poland 2
   Greece 0  
     Netherlands 3
     Bulgaria 0  
   Bulgaria 2  
   Chile 1  
     Bulgaria  
       West Germany w/o  
     
       
     Netherlands 0
     Australia 3


       
     Australia 3  
       Brazil 0  
     
       
     Australia 2  
     South Africa 1  
       
       
     South Africa 3
       Canada 0  
     
       
     Australia 3
     Great Britain 0  
   Soviet Union 3  
   Belgium 0  
     Soviet Union 3
       Italy 0  
   Italy 2
   Mexico 1  
     Soviet Union 0
     Great Britain 3  
   Czechoslovakia 2  
   Norway 0  
     Czechoslovakia 1
       Great Britain 2  
   Sweden 0
   Great Britain 3  

First Round

Netherlands vs. Finland


Netherlands
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Finland
0
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
Finland
Marijke Jansen
Birgitta Lindstrom
6
4
6
2
   
2 Netherlands
Finland
Lidy Venneboer
Christina Lindstrom
4
6
6
4
6
2
 
3 Netherlands
Finland
Marijke Jansen / Lidy Venneboer
Birgitta Lindstrom / Christina Lindstrom
6
4
6
4
   

[1]

Poland vs. Greece


Poland
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Greece
0
1 2 3
1 Poland
Greece
Danuta Wieczorek
Dionissa Asteri
3
6
6
0
6
2
 
2 Poland
Greece
Barbara Olszewska
Carol-Ann Kalgeropoulos
4
6
6
2
6
2
 
3 Poland
Greece
 
 
      not
played

[2]

Bulgaria vs. Chile


Bulgaria
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Chile
1
1 2 3
1 Bulgaria
Chile
Lubka Radkova
Michelle Rodríguez
3
6
2
6
   
2 Bulgaria
Chile
Maria Chakarova
Margarita De Zuleta
6
0
6
0
   
3 Bulgaria
Chile
Maria Chakarova / Lubka Radkova
Margarita De Zuleta / Michelle Rodríguez
6
1
6
2
   

[3]

Soviet Union vs. Belgium


Soviet Union
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Belgium
0
1 2 3
1 Soviet Union
Belgium
Galina Baksheeva
Ingrid Palmieri
2
6
7
5
6
3
 
2 Soviet Union
Belgium
Anna Dmitrieva
Christiane Mercelis
6
3
6
3
   
3 Soviet Union
Belgium
Galina Baksheeva / Anna Dmitrieva
Ingrid Palmieri / Christiane Mercelis
6
4
6
1
   

[4]

Italy vs. Mexico


Italy
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Mexico
1
1 2 3
1 Italy
Mexico
Lea Pericoli
Elena Subirats
3
6
1
6
   
2 Italy
Mexico
Maria-Teresa Riedl
Patricia Montano
6
4
6
4
   
3 Italy
Mexico
Lea Pericoli / Maria-Teresa Riedl
Patricia Montano / Elena Subirats
6
4
6
2
   

[5]

Czechoslovakia vs. Norway


Czechoslovakia
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Norway
0
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Norway
Vlasta Vopičková
Kirsten Robsahm
6
0
6
4
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Norway
Jitka Volavková
Ellen Grindvold
6
3
6
3
   
3 Czechoslovakia
Norway
 
 
      not
played

[6]

Sweden vs. Great Britain


Sweden
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
21 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Sweden
United Kingdom
Ingrid Bentzer
Christine Janes
2
6
0
6
   
2 Sweden
United Kingdom
Christina Sandberg
Virginia Wade
1
6
4
6
   
3 Sweden
United Kingdom
Ingrid Bentzer / Christina Sandberg
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
6
2
3
6
4
6
 

[7]

Second Round

United States vs. Switzerland


United States
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
23 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Switzerland
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Switzerland
Nancy Richey
Anne-Marie Studer
6
1
6
1
   
2 United States
Switzerland
Mary-Ann Beattie
Marianne Kindler
6
0
6
1
   
3 United States
Switzerland
Mary-Ann Beattie / Kathleen Harter
Marianne Kindler / Anne-Marie Studer
6
0
6
2
   

[8]

France vs. Portugal


France
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
23 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Portugal
0
1 2 3
1 France
Portugal
Monique Di Maso
Peggy Brixhe
6
0
6
0
   
2 France
Portugal
Rosy Darmon
Leonara Peralta
6
2
6
1
   
3 France
Portugal
Rosy Darmon / Janine Lieffrig
Maria-Carmen Arnoso / Peggy Brixhe
6
1
6
2
   

[9]

Netherlands vs. Poland


Netherlands
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
23 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Poland
1
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
Poland
Marijke Jansen
Barbara Olszewska
6
1
6
1
   
2 Netherlands
Poland
Astrid Suurbeck
Danuta Wieczorek
6
4
4
6
4
6
 
3 Netherlands
Poland
Astrid Suurbeck / Liddy Venneboer
Barbara Olszewska / Danuta Wieczorek
8
6
7
5
   

[10]

Australia vs. Brazil


Australia
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
22 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Brazil
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
Brazil
Margaret Court
Suzana Gesteira
6
0
6
0
   
2 Australia
Brazil
Kerry Melville
Maria Cristina Borba Dias
6
2
6
1
   
3 Australia
Brazil
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
Maria Cristina Borba Dias / Suzana Gesteira
6
0
6
2
   

[11]

South Africa vs. Canada


South Africa
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
22 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Canada
0
1 2 3
1 South Africa
Canada
Annette Du Plooy
Faye Urban
3
6
6
4
6
2
 
2 South Africa
Canada
Maryna Proctor
Vicky Berner
9
7
6
3
   
3 South Africa
Canada
Annette Du Plooy / Maryna Proctor
Vicky Berner / Faye Urban
6
1
6
2
   

[12]

Soviet Union vs. Italy


Soviet Union
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
22 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
0
1 2 3
1 Soviet Union
Italy
Galina Baksheeva
Lea Pericoli
7
5
8
6
   
2 Soviet Union
Italy
Anna Dmitrieva
Maria-Teresa Riedl
6
3
6
0
   
3 Soviet Union
Italy
Galina Baksheeva / Olga Morozova
Francesca Gordigiani / Lea Pericoli
6
2
6
3
   

[13]

Czechoslovakia vs. Great Britain


Czechoslovakia
1
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
22 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Great Britain
2
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom
Jitka Volavková
Christine Janes
4
6
6
4
4
6
 
2 Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom
Vlasta Vopičková
Virginia Wade
6
3
6
4
   
3 Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom
Jitka Volavková / Vlasta Vopičková
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
6
3
5
7
5
7
 

[14]

Quarterfinals

United States vs. France


United States
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
24 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

France
1
1 2 3
1 United States
France
Mary-Ann Beattie
Rosy Darmon
5
7
1
6
   
2 United States
France
Nancy Richey
Monique Di Maso
6
1
6
4
   
3 United States
France
Mary-Ann Beattie / Nancy Richey
Rosy Darmon / Janine Lieffrig
6
4
4
6
6
2
 

[15]

Netherlands vs. Bulgaria


Netherlands
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
24 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Bulgaria
0
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
Bulgaria
Astrid Suurbeck
Lubka Radkova
6
1
6
3
   
2 Netherlands
Bulgaria
Marijke Jansen
Maria Chakarova
6
1
6
0
   
3 Netherlands
Bulgaria
Marijke Jansen / Astrid Suurbeck
Yulia Berberian / Lubka Radkova
6
1
6
1
   

[16]

Australia vs. South Africa


Australia
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
24 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

South Africa
1
1 2 3
1 Australia
South Africa
Margaret Court
Annette Du Plooy
6
1
6
1
   
2 Australia
South Africa
Kerry Melville
Maryna Proctor
6
2
6
3
   
3 Australia
South Africa
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
Annette Du Plooy / Maryna Proctor
4
6
6
2
2
6
 

[17]

Soviet Union vs. Great Britain


Soviet Union
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
24 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1 Soviet Union
United Kingdom
Anna Dmitrieva
Christine Janes
6
1
4
6
7
9
 
2 Soviet Union
United Kingdom
Galina Baksheeva
Virginia Wade
1
6
1
6
   
3 Soviet Union
United Kingdom
Galina Baksheeva / Anna Dmitrieva
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
4
6
3
6
   

[18]

Semifinals

United States vs. Netherlands


United States
1
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
25 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Netherlands
2
1 2 3
1 United States
Netherlands
Nancy Richey
Lidy Venneboer
6
2
6
3
   
2 United States
Netherlands
Mary-Ann Beattie
Marijke Jansen
5
7
0
6
   
3 United States
Netherlands
Mary-Ann Beattie / Nancy Richey
Astrid Suurbeck / Lidy Venneboer
6
3
6
8
0
6
 

[19]

Australia vs. Great Britain


Australia
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
25 May 1968
Red clay (outdoors)

Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1 Australia
United Kingdom
Kerry Melville
Christine Janes
7
5
6
1
   
2 Australia
United Kingdom
Margaret Court
Virginia Wade
6
2
6
2
   
3 Australia
United Kingdom
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
9
7
3
6
14
12
 
  • The doubles rubber for this tie holds the Fed Cup record for the most number of games (pre-tiebreak), with 51[20]

[21]

Final

Netherlands vs. Australia


Netherlands
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
26 May 1968
Red Clay (outdoor)

Australia
3
1 2 3
1 Netherlands
Australia
Marijke Jansen
Kerry Melville
6
4
5
7
3
6
 
2 Netherlands
Australia
Astrid Suurbeck
Margaret Court
1
6
3
6
   
3 Netherlands
Australia
Astrid Suurbeck / Lidy Venneboer
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
3
6
8
6
5
7
 

[22]

1968 Federation Cup Champions
Australia
Australia
Third title

References

  1. ^ "Netherlands v Finland". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Poland v Greece". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Bulgaria v Chile". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "Soviet Union v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "Italy v Mexico". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Norway". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Sweden v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "United States v Switzerland". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "United States v Switzerland". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Netherlands v Poland". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "Australia v Brazil". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "South Africa v Canada". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "Soviet Union v Italy". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "United States v France". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Netherlands v Bulgaria". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "Australia v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  18. ^ "Soviet Union v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  19. ^ "United States v Netherland". fedcup.com.
  20. ^ "Fed Cup Records". fedcup.com.
  21. ^ "Australia v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  22. ^ "Netherlands v Australia". fedcup.com.
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