1963 Federation Cup (tennis)

The 1963 Federation Cup was the first edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. The tournament was created provide a team competition for women, similar to the Davis Cup men's competition. 16 nations participated in the first event, which was held at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom from 17–20 June. United States won the first title, defeating Australia in the final.[1]

1963 Federation Cup
Details
Duration17 – 20 June
Edition1st
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1964

Participating TeamsEdit

Participating Teams
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Belgium
 
Canada
 
Czechoslovakia
 
Denmark
 
France
 
Great Britain
 
Hungary
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Norway
 
South Africa
 
Switzerland
 
United States
 
West Germany

DrawEdit

All ties were played at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom on grass courts.

  First Round
17 June
Quarterfinals
18 June
Semifinals
19 June
Final
20 June
                                     
   Australia 3  
   Belgium 0  
     Australia 3  
     Hungary 0  
   Hungary 3
   Denmark 0  
     Australia 3  
     South Africa 0  
   South Africa 2  
   Czechoslovakia 1  
     South Africa 3
     France 0  
   France 2
   West Germany 1  
     Australia 1
     United States 2
   Norway 1  
   Austria 2  
     Austria 0
     Great Britain 3  
   Canada 0
   Great Britain 3  
     Great Britain 0
     United States 3  
    Switzerland 0  
   Netherlands 3  
     Netherlands 0
     United States 3  
   Italy 0
   United States 3  

First RoundEdit

Australia vs. Belgium

 
Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [2]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
Belgium
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Margaret Smith
Christiane Mercelis
6
3
6
1
   
2  
 
Jan Lehane
Elza Bellens
6
0
6
3
   
3  
 
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Mary Marechal / Christiane Mercelis
6
1
6
0
   

Hungary vs. Denmark

 
Hungary
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [3]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
Denmark
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
Pia Balling
6
4
6
0
   
2  
 
Zsófia Broszmann
Vera Johansen
7
5
6
4
   
3  
 
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
Pia Balling / Vera Johansen
6
2
3
6
6
3
 

South Africa vs. Czechoslovakia

 
South Africa
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [4]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Renée Schuurman
Věra Suková
3
6
6
2
6
8
 
2  
 
Margaret Hunt
Markéta Prochová
6
2
6
2
   
3  
 
Margaret Hunt / Renée Schuurman
Markéta Prochová / Věra Suková
6
3
6
2
   

France vs. West Germany

 
France
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [5]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
West Germany
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Françoise Dürr
Edda Buding
3
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Janine Lieffrig
Margot Dittmeyer
6
3
4
6
6
2
 
3  
 
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Edda Buding / Renate Ostermann
6
3
6
3
   

Norway vs. Austria

 
Norway
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [6]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
Austria
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Liv Paldan
Sonja Pachta
3
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Ruth Hauknes
Andrea Winkler
6
4
6
3
   
3  
 
Liv Paldan / Tone Schirmer
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachta
3
6
3
6
   

Canada vs. Great Britain

 
Canada
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [7]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Ann Barclay
Ann Jones
0
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Louise Brown
Christine Truman
6
8
3
6
   
3  
 
Ann Barclay / Louise Brown
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
1
6
3
6
   

Switzerland vs. Netherlands

 
Switzerland
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [8]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
Netherlands
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Alice Wavre
Eva de Jong
1
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Janine Bourgnon
Jenny Ridderhof
6
8
3
6
   
3  
 
Janine Bourgnon / Anne-Marie Studer
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
1
6
3
6
   

Italy vs. United States

 
Italy
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [9]
17 June 1963
Grass
 
United States
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Lea Pericoli
Darlene Hard
4
6
6
2
2
6
 
2  
 
Silvana Lazzarino
Billie Jean Moffitt
8
6
1
6
2
6
 
3  
 
Silvana Lazzarino / Lea Pericoli
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
4
6
1
6
   

QuarterfinalsEdit

Australia vs. Hungary

 
Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [10]
18 June 1963
Grass
 
Hungary
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Margaret Smith
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
6
0
6
1
   
2  
 
Jan Lehane
Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
2
   
3  
 
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
1
   

South Africa vs. France

 
South Africa
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [11]
18 June 1963
Grass
 
France
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Renée Schuurman
Françoise Dürr
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
2  
 
Margaret Hunt
Janine Lieffrig
6
4
5
7
6
2
 
3  
 
Margaret Hunt / Renée Schuurman
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
7
5
6
1
   

Austria vs. Great Britain

 
Austria
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [12]
18 June 1963
Grass
 
Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Sonja Pachta
Christine Truman
2
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Andrea Winkler
Deidre Catt
2
6
3
6
   
3  
 
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachte
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
1
6
0
6
   

Netherlands vs. United States

 
Netherlands
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [13]
18 June 1963
Grass
 
United States
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Eva de Jong
Darlene Hard
2
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Jenny Ridderhof
Billie Jean Moffitt
2
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
Carole Caldwell / Billie Jean Moffitt
0
6
3
6
   

SemifinalsEdit

Australia vs. South Africa

 
Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [14]
19 June 1963
Grass
 
South Africa
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Margaret Smith
Renée Schuurman
6
3
6
2
   
2  
 
Jan Lehane
Margaret Hunt
4
6
9
7
6
1
 
3  
 
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Margaret Hunt / Renée Schuurman
5
7
6
3
6
3
 

Great Britain vs. United States

 
Great Britain
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [15]
19 June 1963
Grass
 
United States
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Ann Jones
Darlene Hard
2
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Christine Truman
Billie Jean Moffitt
3
6
6
3
4
6
 
3  
 
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
6
2
7
9
3
6
 

FinalEdit

 
Australia
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom [16]
20 June 1963
Wood (indoors) [a]
 
United States
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Margaret Smith
Darlene Hard
6
3
6
0
   
2  
 
Lesley Turner
Billie Jean Moffitt
7
5
0
6
3
6
 
3  
 
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Darlene Hard / Billie Jean Moffitt
6
3
11
13
3
6
 

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The final was switched from the outdoor grass courts to an indoor wood court due to the threat of bad weather.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1963 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Australia v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Hungary v Denmark". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "South Africa v Czechoslovakia". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "France v West Germany". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Norway v Austria". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Canada v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Switzerland v Netherlands". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Italy v United States". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Australia v Hungary". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "South Africa v France". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Austria v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "Netherlands v United States". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "Australia v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "Great Britain v United States". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Australia v United States". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "International Tennis Won By Americans". Lewiston Morning Tribune. June 21, 1963. p. 8 – via Google News Archive.