1966 Federation Cup (tennis)

The 1966 Federation Cup was the fourth edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. 21 nations participated in the tournament, which was held at the Turin Press Sporting Club in Turin, Italy from 10–15 May. United States won their second title, defeating West Germany in the final, in what was the first final not featuring Australia.[1]

1966 Federation Cup
Details
Duration10 – 15 May
Edition4th
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1965
1967

Participating teamsEdit

Participating Teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Belgium
 
Bulgaria
 
Canada
 
Czechoslovakia
 
East Germany
 
France
 
Great Britain
 
Hungary
 
Italy
 
Morocco
 
Netherlands
 
Poland
 
Rhodesia
 
South Africa
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States
 
West Germany

DrawEdit

All ties were played at the Turin Press Sporting Club in Turin, Italy on clay courts.

First Round
10 May
Second Round
12 May
Quarterfinals
13 May
Semifinals
14 May
Final
15 May
               
  United States 3
  Sweden 0
  Sweden 3
  Morocco 0
  United States 2
  France 1
  France 2
  Hungary 1
  Hungary 2
  Belgium 1
  United States '2
  Great Britain 1
  Great Britain 3
  Canada 0
  Bulgaria 1
  Canada 2
  Great Britain 3
  Czechoslovakia 0
  Czechoslovakia 3
  Poland 0
  Poland
  East Germany w/o
  United States 3
  West Germany 0
  Italy 3
  Rhodesia 0
  Rhodesia 3
  Austria 0
  Italy 1
  West Germany 2
  Argentina 0
  West Germany 3
  West Germany 2
  Australia 1
  Netherlands 2
  South Africa 1
  Netherlands 1
  Australia 2
   Switzerland 0
  Australia 3

First RoundEdit

Sweden vs. Morocco

 
Sweden
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [2]
10 May 1966
Clay
 
Morocco
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Christina Sandberg
Jacqueline Morales
7
9
6
3
6
2
 
2  
 
Eva Lindquist
Françoise Repoux
6
2
6
4
   
3  
 
Ingrid Löfdahl / Eva Lindquist
Jacqueline Morales / Françoise Repoux
7
5
7
5
   

Hungary vs. Belgium

 
Hungary
2
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [3]
10 May 1966
Clay
 
Belgium
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Klara Bardoczy
Christiane Mercelis
3
6
7
5
6
4
 
2  
 
Erzsébet Széll
Michele Kahn
6
0
6
3
   
3  
 
Klara Bardóczy / Éva Szabó
Monique Bedoret / Christiane Mercelis
6
4
1
6
2
6
 

Bulgaria vs. Canada

 
Bulgaria
1
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [4]
10 May 1966
Clay
 
Canada
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Maria Chakarova
Vicki Berner
6
2
1
6
6
2
 
2  
 
Lubka Radkova
Faye Urban
3
6
0
6
   
3  
 
Maria Chakarova / Lubka Radkova
Vicki Berner / Faye Urban
1
6
0
6
   

Rhodesia vs. Austria

 
Rhodesia
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [5]
10 May 1966
Clay
 
Austria
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Patricia Walkden
Sonja Pachta
6
2
6
4
   
2  
 
Joan Walker
Monika Hassmann
11
9
6
2
   
3  
 
Patricia Walkden / Joan Walker
Monika Hassmann / Sonja Pachta
6
4
6
8
6
4
 

Second RoundEdit

United States vs. Sweden

 
United States
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [6]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
Sweden
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Billie Jean King
Christina Sandberg
6
2
6
3
   
2  
 
Julie Heldman
Eva Lundqvist
6
4
6
0
   
3  
 
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean King
Ingrid Löfdahl / Eva Lundqvist
6
3
6
1
   

France vs. Hungary

 
France
2
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [7]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
Hungary
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Françoise Dürr
Klara Bardóczy
6
2
6
0
   
2  
 
Évelyne Terras
Erzsébet Széll
1
6
1
6
   
3  
 
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Klara Bardóczy / Erzsébet Széll
6
1
6
0
   

Great Britain vs. Canada

 
Great Britain
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [8]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
Canada
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Ann Jones
Vicki Berner
6
0
6
3
   
2  
 
Winnie Shaw
Faye Urban
6
2
6
2
   
3  
 
Ann Jones / Elizabeth Starkie
Brenda Nunns / Faye Urban
8
6
6
3
   

Czechoslovakia vs. Poland

 
Czechoslovakia
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [9]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
Poland
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Vlasta Vopičková
Danula Rylska
6
2
6
1
   
2  
 
Jitka Volavková
Barbara Olszewska
6
1
6
1
   
3  
 
Jitka Volavková / Vlasta Vopičková
Barbara Olszewska / Danula Rylska
6
2
6
2
   

Italy vs. Rhodesia

 
Italy
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [10]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
Rhodesia
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Lea Pericoli
Patricia Walkden
6
2
4
6
6
4
 
2  
 
Maria Teresa Riedl
Joan Walker
6
1
6
2
   
3  
 
Silvana Lazzarino / Maria Teresa Riedl
Patricia Walkden / Joan Walker
6
2
6
3
   

Argentina vs. West Germany

 
Argentina
0
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [11]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
West Germany
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Norma Baylon
Edda Buding
4
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Graciela Moran
Helga Niessen
0
6
3
6
   
3  
 
Raquel Giscafré / Graciela Moran
Edda Buding / Helga Hösl
4
6
1
6
   

Netherlands vs. South Africa

 
Netherlands
2
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [12]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Els Veentjer-Spruyt
Annette Van Zyl
4
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Gertruida Groenman
Esmé Emmanuel
6
3
1
6
6
1
 
3  
 
Gertruida Groenman / Els Veentjer-Spruyt
Esmé Emmanuel / Annette Van Zyl
8
6
3
6
6
2
 

Switzerland vs. Australia

 
Switzerland
0
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [13]
12 May 1966
Clay
 
Australia
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Sonja Fetz
Judy Tegart
0
6
0
6
   
2  
 
Anne-Marie Studer
Gail Sherriff
1
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Janine Bourgnon / Sonja Fetz
Karen Krantzcke / Judy Tegart
0
6
2
6
   

QuarterfinalsEdit

United States vs. France

 
United States
2
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [14]
13 May 1966
Clay
 
France
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Julie Heldman
Janine Lieffrig
6
0
6
4
   
2  
 
Billie Jean King
Françoise Dürr
5
7
6
2
6
3
 
3  
 
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean King
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
2
6
6
2
3
6
 

Great Britain vs. Czechoslovakia

 
Great Britain
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [15]
13 May 1966
Clay
 
Czechoslovakia
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Winnie Shaw
Jitka Volavková
6
4
7
9
6
4
 
2  
 
Ann Jones
Vlasta Vopičková
4
6
6
2
6
1
 
3  
 
Ann Jones / Elizabeth Starkie
Jitka Volavková / Vlasta Vopičková
6
3
6
4
   

Italy vs. West Germany

 
Italy
1
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [16]
13 May 1966
Clay
 
West Germany
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Maria Teresa Riedl
Helga Niessen
3
6
4
6
   
2  
 
Lea Pericoli
Edda Buding
6
4
3
6
5
7
 
3  
 
Silvana Lazzarino / Lea Pericoli
Helga Niessen / Helga Hösl
8
6
7
5
   

Netherlands vs. Australia

 
Netherlands
1
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [17]
13 May 1966
Clay
 
Australia
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Betty Stöve
Gail Sherriff
6
2
6
4
   
2  
 
Els Veentjer-Spruyt
Judy Tegart
0
6
0
6
   
3  
 
Gertruida Groenman / Betty Stöve
Karen Krantzcke / Judy Tegart
1
6
6
8
   

SemifinalsEdit

United States vs. Great Britain

 
United States
2
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [18]
14 May 1966
Clay
 
Great Britain
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Julie Heldman
Winnie Shaw
6
4
5
7
6
3
 
2  
 
Billie Jean King
Ann Jones
1
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean King
Ann Jones / Elizabeth Starkie
4
6
6
3
6
0
 

West Germany v Australia

 
West Germany
2
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [19]
14 May 1966
Clay
 
Australia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Edda Buding
Judy Tegart
8
10
6
4
6
2
 
2  
 
Helga Niessen
Karen Krantzcke
6
3
6
3
   
3  
 
Edda Buding / Helga Hösl
Karen Krantzcke / Judy Tegart
6
2
2
6
0
6
 

FinalEdit

United States vs. West Germany

 
United States
3
Turin Press Sporting Club, Turin, Italy [20]
15 May 1966
Clay
 
West Germany
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Julie Heldman
Helga Niessen
4
6
7
5
6
1
 
2  
 
Billie Jean King
Edda Buding
6
3
3
6
6
1
 
3  
 
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean King
Edda Buding / Helga Hösl
6
4
6
2
   

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1966 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Sweden v Morocco". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Hungary v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "Bulgaria v Canada". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "Rhodesia v Austria". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Sweden". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Hungary v France". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Great Britain v Canada". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Poland". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Italy v. Rhodesia". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "Argentina v West Germany". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Netherlands v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "Switzerland v Australia". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "United States v France". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "Great Britain v Czechoslovakia". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Italy v West Germany". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "Netherlands v Australia". fedcup.com.
  18. ^ "United States v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  19. ^ "West Germany v Australia". fedcup.com.
  20. ^ "United States v West Germany". fedcup.com.