2009 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2009. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Russia was the two-time defending champion, but they were defeated by Italy in the semifinals. The Italian team went on to win, defeating the United States in the final, 4–0.

Participating Teams

Participating Teams

Argentina

China

Czech Republic

France

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw

  Quarterfinals
7–8 February
Semifinals
25–26 April
Final
7–8 November
                           
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
  1   Russia 5  
      China 0     Castellaneta, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1   Russia 1  
  Orléans, France (Indoor hard)   4   Italy 4  
      France 0
  4   Italy 5     Reggio Calabria, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    4   Italy 4
  Surprise, AZ, United States (Outdoor hard)     3   United States 0
  3   United States 3  
      Argentina 2     Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
    3   United States 3
  Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor carpet)       Czech Republic 2  
      Czech Republic 4
  2   Spain 1  

First round

Russia vs. China


Russia
5
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
7–8 February 2009
RuKortHard (indoors)

China
0
1 2 3
1 Russia
China
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Yan Zi
6
2
6
4
   
2 Russia
China
Elena Dementieva
Zhang Shuai
6
3
6
0
   
3 Russia
China
Anna Chakvetadze
Yan Zi
6
1
6
2
   
4 Russia
China
Alisa Kleybanova
Sun Tiantian
6
1
6
1
   
5 Russia
China
Elena Dementieva / Svetlana Kuznetsova
Sun Tiantian / Yan Zi
1
6
6
4
6
4
 

[1]

France vs. Italy


France
0
Palais des Sports, Orléans, France
7–8 February 2009
Resin hard (indoors)

Italy
5
1 2 3
1 France
Italy
Amélie Mauresmo
Flavia Pennetta
6
2
67
79
4
6
 
2 France
Italy
Alizé Cornet
Francesca Schiavone
1
6
6
2
6
8
 
3 France
Italy
Alizé Cornet
Flavia Pennetta
2
6
2
6
   
4 France
Italy
Amélie Mauresmo
Sara Errani
3
6
4
6
   
5 France
Italy
Séverine Brémond / Nathalie Dechy
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
4
6
4
6
   

[2]

United States vs. Argentina


United States
3
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, Surprise, AZ, United States
7–8 February 2009
Decoturf (outdoors)

Argentina
2
1 2 3
1 United States
Argentina
Jill Craybas
Betina Jozami
6
2
6
1
   
2 United States
Argentina
Melanie Oudin
Gisela Dulko
2
6
5
7
   
3 United States
Argentina
Jill Craybas
Gisela Dulko
1
6
3
6
   
4 United States
Argentina
Melanie Oudin
Betina Jozami
2
6
6
1
6
2
 
5 United States
Argentina
Julie Ditty / Liezel Huber
Gisela Dulko / Betina Jozami
6
2
6
3
   

[3]

Czech Republic vs. Spain


Czech Republic
4
Brno Exhibition Centre, Brno, Czech Republic
7–8 February 2009
Carpet (indoors)

Spain
1
1 2 3
1 Czech Republic
Spain
Petra Kvitová
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
4
6
4
   
2 Czech Republic
Spain
Iveta Benešová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6
1
1
6
4
6
 
3 Czech Republic
Spain
Lucie Šafářová
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
4
6
3
   
4 Czech Republic
Spain
Petra Kvitová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6
4
7
5
   
5 Czech Republic
Spain
Iveta Benešová / Květa Peschke
Lourdes Domínguez Lino / María José Martínez Sánchez
6
4
6
2
   

[4]

Semifinals

Russia vs. Italy


Russia
1
Nova Yardinia, Castellaneta Marina, Italy
25–26 April 2009
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
4
1 2 3
1 Russia
Italy
Anna Chakvetadze
Flavia Pennetta
4
6
0
6
   
2 Russia
Italy
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Francesca Schiavone
6
1
2
6
3
6
 
3 Russia
Italy
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Flavia Pennetta
6
0
6
3
   
4 Russia
Italy
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Francesca Schiavone
6
7
6
4
2
6
 
5 Russia
Italy
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Nadia Petrova
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
6
1
3
6
4
6
 

[5]

United States vs. Czech Republic


United States
3
Starobrno Rondo Arena, Brno, Czech Republic
25–26 April 2009
Acrylic hard (indoors)

Czech Republic
2
1 2 3
1 United States
Czech Republic
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Petra Kvitová
3
6
62
77
   
2 United States
Czech Republic
Alexa Glatch
Iveta Benešová
6
1
6
2
   
3 United States
Czech Republic
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Lucie Šafářová
3
6
1
6
   
4 United States
Czech Republic
Alexa Glatch
Petra Kvitová
6
2
6
1
   
5 United States
Czech Republic
Liezel Huber / Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Iveta Benešová / Květa Peschke
2
6
77
62
6
1
 

[6]

Final

Italy vs. United States


Italy
4
Circolo del Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy
7–8 November 2009
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
0
1 2 3
1 Italy
United States
Flavia Pennetta
Alexa Glatch
6
3
6
1
   
2 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Melanie Oudin
77
62
6
2
   
3 Italy
United States
Flavia Pennetta
Melanie Oudin
7
5
6
2
   
4 Italy
United States
Francesca Schiavone
Alexa Glatch
      not
played
5 Italy
United States
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
Liezel Huber / Vania King
4
6
6
3
11
9
 

[7]

 2009 Fed Cup Champions 

Italy
Second title

References

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

See also

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