1965 Federation Cup (tennis)

The 1965 Federation Cup was a team tennis tournament that took place at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne, Australia. It was third edition of the of what is now known as the Fed Cup and had eleven nations participating in the tournament throughout the four days from 15-18 January 1965.

1965 Federation Cup
Details
Duration15 – 18 January
Edition3rd
Teams11
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1964
1966

The eleven teams played in a knockout format with six teams having to play in the opening round to join the remaining five who received first rounds byes. After winning all of the ties 3-0, the final was between the United States and Australia who for the third time in consecutive years met up in the final which was played on the 18 January. After Lesley Turner and Margaret Smith each recorded wins in the singles, Australia would defend their title that they won in 1964 despite a loss in the doubles.[1]

Participating teamsEdit

Participating Teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Brazil
 
France
 
Great Britain
 
Italy
 
Japan
 
New Zealand
 
South Africa
 
United States
 
West Germany

DrawEdit

All ties were played at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne, Australia on grass courts.

First Round
15 January
Quarterfinals
16 January
Semifinals
17 January
Final
18 January
            
  United States 3
  Italy 0
  West Germany 1
  Italy 2
  Australia 3
  France 0
  Great Britain 2
  South Africa 1
  Australia 2
  United States 1
  Japan 0
  France 3
  France 2
  Brazil 1
  Great Britain 0
  United States 3
  New Zealand 2
  Argentina 1
  New Zealand 0
  Australia 3

First RoundEdit

West Germany vs. Italy

 
West Germany
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [2]
15 January 1965
Grass
 
Italy
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Helga Niessen
Lea Pericoli
6
8
0
4
  retired
 
2  
 
Heide Schildknecht
Francesca Gordigiani
6
4
5
7
4
6
 
3  
 
Helga Niessen / Heide Schildknecht
Francesca Gordigiani / Lea Pericoli
6
3
6
1
   

Japan vs. France

 
Japan
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [3]
15 January 1965
Grass
 
France
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Kazuko Kuromatsu
Françoise Dürr
2
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Yohko Obata
Janine Lieffrig
3
6
3
6
   
3  
 
Kazuko Kuromatsu / Yohko Obata
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
3
6
0
6
   

New Zealand vs. Argentina

 
New Zealand
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [4]
15 January 1965
Grass
 
Argentina
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Ruia Morrison-Davy
Norma Baylon
3
6
3
6
   
2  
 
Elizabeth Terry
Nora Somoza
7
5
6
4
   
3  
 
Ruia Morrison-Davy / Elizabeth Terry
Norma Baylon / Nora Somoza
6
4
8
6
   

QuarterfinalsEdit

United States vs. Italy

 
United States
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [5]
16 January 1965
Grass
 
Italy
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Billie Jean Moffitt
Lea Pericoli
6
3
6
1
   
2  
 
Carole Graebner
Francesca Gordigiani
6
1
6
0
   
3  
 
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean Moffitt
Francesca Gordigiani / Lea Pericoli
6
0
6
2
   

Great Britain vs. South Africa

 
Great Britain
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [6]
16 January 1965
Grass
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Ann Jones
Annette Van Zyl
2
6
6
3
1
6
 
2  
 
Christine Truman
Bernice Vukovich
6
2
2
6
7
5
 
3  
 
Ann Jones / Deidre Keller
Annette Van Zyl / Bernice Vukovich
6
8
6
3
6
4
 

France vs. Brazil

 
France
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [7]
16 January 1965
Grass
 
Brazil
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Françoise Dürr
Maria Bueno
1
6
6
4
1
6
 
2  
 
Janine Lieffrig
Maureen Schwartz
6
1
6
1
   
3  
 
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Maria Bueno / Maureen Schwartz
6
8
6
3
6
4
 

New Zealand vs. Australia

 
New Zealand
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [8]
16 January 1965
Grass
 
Australia
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Ruia Morrison-Davy
Margaret Smith
1
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Elizabeth Terry
Lesley Turner
3
6
0
6
   
3  
 
Ruia Morrison-Davy / Elizabeth Terry
Margaret Smith / Judy Tegart
2
6
1
6
   

SemifinalsEdit

United States vs. Great Britain

 
United States
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [9]
17 January 1965
Grass
 
Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Carole Graebner
Christine Truman
6
3
6
2
   
2  
 
Billie Jean Moffitt
Ann Jones
6
2
6
4
   
3  
 
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean Moffitt
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
4
6
8
6
6
4
 

France vs. Australia

 
France
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [10]
17 January 1965
Grass
 
Australia
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Françoise Dürr
Margaret Smith
2
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Janine Lieffrig
Lesley Turner
1
6
5
7
   
3  
 
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Margaret Smith / Judy Tegart
1
6
4
6
   

FinalEdit

United States vs. Australia

 
United States
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia [11]
18 January 1965
Grass
 
Australia
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Carole Graebner
Lesley Turner
3
6
6
2
3
6
 
2  
 
Billie Jean Moffitt
Margaret Smith
4
6
6
8
   
3  
 
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean Moffitt
Margaret Smith / Judy Tegart
7
5
4
6
6
4
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1965 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "West Germany v Italy". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Japan v France". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "New Zealand v Argentina". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "United States v Italy". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Great Britain v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "France v Brazil". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "New Zealand v Australia". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "United States v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "France v Australia". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "United States v Australia". fedcup.com.