2018 Fed Cup

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2018 Fed Cup
Details
Duration 6 February – 11 November
Edition 56th
Achievements (singles)
2017
2019

The 2018 Fed Cup is the 56th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in women's tennis. The 2018 Fed Cup was expected to feature some structural changes, including a 16-team World Group and the introduction of a Final Four event at a neutral, predetermined location.[1] However, the ITF announced shortly before their annual meeting that they were tabling a vote on the changes for at least one year.[2]

In one of the biggest shocks in the tournament history, Russia was demoted to the Zonal Groups for the first time in two decades, after consecutive losses to Slovakia and Latvia.[3]

The final took place on 10–11 November and was won by the Czech Republic.

World Group

Participating teams

Belarus

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Netherlands

Switzerland

United States

Seeds

  1.  Belarus (Quarterfinals)
  2.  United States (Final)
  3.  Czech Republic (Champions)
  4.  France (Semifinals)

Draw

  Quarterfinals
10–11 February
Semifinals
21–22 April
Final
10–11 November
                           
  Minsk, Belarus (hard, indoor)[4]
  1   Belarus 2  
    Germany 3     Stuttgart, Germany (clay, indoor)[5]
      Germany 1  
  Prague, Czech Republic (hard, indoor)[6]   3   Czech Republic 4  
  3   Czech Republic 3
     Switzerland 1     Prague, Czech Republic (hard, indoor)[7]
    3   Czech Republic 3
  La Roche-sur-Yon, France (hard, indoor)[8]     2   United States 0
    Belgium 2  
  4   France 3     Aix-en-Provence, France (clay, indoor)[9]
    4   France 2
  Asheville, United States (hard, indoor)[10]   2   United States 3  
    Netherlands 1
  2   United States 3  

World Group Play-offs

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties and four winners of the World Group II ties will compete in the World Group Play-offs for spots in the 2019 World Group.

Participating teams

Australia

Belarus

Belgium

Italy

Netherlands

Romania

Slovakia

Switzerland

Seeds

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Minsk, Belarus Hard (i)  Belarus 3–2  Slovakia
Cluj-Napoca, Romania Clay (i)  Romania 3–1   Switzerland
Wollongong, Australia Hard (i)  Australia 4–1  Netherlands
Genoa, Italy Clay  Italy 0–4  Belgium

World Group II

Participating teams

Australia

Canada

Italy

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Ukraine

Seeds

Venue Surface Home team Score Visiting team
Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)  Slovakia 4–1  Russia
Canberra, Australia Grass  Australia 3–2  Ukraine
Cluj-Napoca, Romania Hard (i)  Romania 3–1  Canada
Chieti, Italy Clay (i)  Italy 3–2  Spain

World Group II Play-offs

The four losing teams in the World Group II ties and four winners of the zonal Groups I are scheduled to compete in the World Group II Play-offs for spots in the 2019 World Group II.

Participating teams

Canada

Great Britain

Japan

Latvia

Paraguay

Russia

Spain

Ukraine

Seeds

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Clay (i)  Russia 2–3  Latvia
Cartagena, Spain Clay  Spain 3–1  Paraguay
Montreal, Canada Hard (i)  Canada 3–2  Ukraine
Miki, Japan Hard (i)  Japan 3–2  Great Britain

Americas Zone

Group I

Location: Club Internacional de Tenis, Asunción, Paraguay (clay)

Dates: 7–10 February

Participating teams

Play-offs

Group II

Venue 1: Club Deportivo La Asunción, Metepec, Mexico (hard)
Venue 2: Centro Nacional de Tenis de la FET, Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)

Dates: 20–23 June and 18–21 July


Play-offs

  •  Mexico and  Ecuador were promoted to Americas Zone Group I in 2019.

Asia/Oceania Zone

Group I

Venue: R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, New Delhi, India (hard)

Dates: 7–10 February

Participating teams

Play-offs

Group II

Venue: Bahrain Polytechnic, Isa Town, Bahrain (hard)

Dates: 6–10 February

Participating teams

Play-offs

Europe/Africa Zone

Group I

Venue: Tallink Tennis Centre, Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)

Dates: 7–10 February

Participating teams

Play-offs

Group II

Venue: Tatoi Club, Athens, Greece (clay)

Dates: 18–21 April

Participating teams

Play-offs

  •  Greece and  Denmark were promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group I in 2019.
  •  Egypt and  Norway were relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group III in 2019.

Group III

Venue 1: Cité Nationale Sportive, Tunis, Tunisia (hard)
Venue 2: Ulcinj Bellevue, Ulcinj, Montenegro (clay)

Dates: 16–21 April

Participating teams

Play-offs

References

  1. ^ "ITF launches next phase of international team competition strategy". FedCup.com. 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  2. ^ "ITF finalises agenda on Davis Cup and Fed Cup reforms". ITFTennis.com. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  3. ^ "Fed Cup - Ostapenko and Sevastova guide Latvia into World Group II". www.fedcup.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  4. ^ "Belarus v Germany". FedCup.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  5. ^ "Germany v Czech Republic". FedCup.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  6. ^ "Czech Republic v Switzerland". FedCup.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  7. ^ "Czech Republic v United States". FedCup.com. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  8. ^ "France v Belgium". FedCup.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  9. ^ "France v United States". FedCup.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  10. ^ "United States v Netherlands". FedCup.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04.

External links

  • fedcup.com
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