1968 Federation Cup (tennis)

The 1968 Federation Cup was the sixth edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. 23 nations participated in the tournament, which was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from 21–26 May. Australia defeated the Netherlands in the final, in what was the first final not featuring United States, giving Australia their third title.[1]

1968 Federation Cup
Details
Duration21 – 26 May
Edition6th
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1967
1969

Participating TeamsEdit

Participating Teams
 
Australia
 
Belgium
 
Brazil
 
Bulgaria
 
Canada
 
Chile
 
Czechoslovakia
 
France
 
Finland
 
Great Britain
 
Greece
 
Italy
 
Mexico
 
Netherlands
 
Norway
 
Poland
 
Portugal
 
South Africa
 
Soviet Union
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States
 
West Germany

DrawEdit

All ties were played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on clay courts.

First Round
21 May
Second Round
22–23 May
Quarterfinals
24 May
Semifinals
25 May
Final
26 May
               
  Australia 3
  Brazil 0
  Australia 2
  South Africa 1
  South Africa 3
  Canada 0
  Australia 3
  Great Britain 0
  Czechoslovakia 2
  Norway 0
  Czechoslovakia 1
  Great Britain 2
  Great Britain 3
  Sweden 0
  Soviet Union 0
  Great Britain 3
  Soviet Union 3
  Belgium 0
  Soviet Union 3
  Italy 0
  Italy 2
  Mexico 1
  Australia 3
  Netherlands 0
  Netherlands 3
  Finland 0
  Netherlands 2
  Poland 1
  Poland 2
  Greece 0
  Netherlands 3
  Bulgaria 0
  Bulgaria 2
  Chile 1
  Bulgaria
  West Germany w/o
  Netherlands 2
  United States 1
  France 3
  Portugal 0
  France 1
  United States 2
   Switzerland 0
  United States 3

First RoundEdit

Czechoslovakia vs. Norway

 
Czechoslovakia
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[2]
21 May 1968
Clay
 
Norway
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Vlasta Vopičková
Kirsten Robsahm
6
0
6
4
   
2  
 
Jitka Volavková
Ellen Grindvold
6
3
6
3
   
3  
 
 
 
      not
played

Great Britain vs. Sweden

 
Great Britain
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[3]
21 May 1968
Clay
 
Sweden
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Christine Janes
Ingrid Löfdahl
6
2
6
0
   
2  
 
Virginia Wade
Christina Sandberg
6
1
6
4
   
3  
 
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
Ingrid Löfdahl / Christina Sandberg
2
6
6
3
6
4
 

Soviet Union vs. Belgium

 
Soviet Union
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[4]
21 May 1968
Clay
 
Belgium
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Galina Baksheeva
Ingrid Loeys
2
6
7
5
6
3
 
2  
 
Anna Dmitrieva
Christiane Mercelis
6
3
6
3
   
3  
 
Galina Baksheeva / Anna Dmitrieva
Ingrid Loeys / Christiane Mercelis
6
4
6
1
   

Italy vs. Mexico

 
Italy
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[5]
21 May 1968
Clay
 
Mexico
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Lea Pericoli
Elena Subirats
3
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Maria Teresa Riedl
Patricia Montaño
6
4
6
4
   
3  
 
Lea Pericoli / Maria Teresa Riedl
Patricia Montaño / Elena Subirats
6
4
6
2
   

Netherlands vs. Finland

 
Netherlands
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[6]
21 May 1968
Clay
 
Finland
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Marijke Jansen
Birgitta Lindström
6
4
6
2
   
2  
 
Lidy Venneboer
Christina Lindström
4
6
6
4
6
2
 
3  
 
Marijke Jansen / Lidy Venneboer
Birgitta Lindström / Christina Lindström
6
4
6
4
   

Poland vs. Greece

 
Poland
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[7]
21 May 1968
Clay
 
Greece
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Danuta Wieczorek
Dionissia Asteri
3
6
6
0
6
2
 
2  
 
Barbara Olszewska
Carol-Ann Kalgeropoulos
4
6
6
2
6
2
 
3  
 
 
 
      not
played

Bulgaria vs. Chile

 
Bulgaria
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[8]
21 May 1968
Clay
 
Chile
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Lubka Radkova
Michelle Rodríguez
3
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Maria Chakarova
Margarita de Zuleta
6
0
6
0
   
3  
 
Maria Chakarova / Lubka Radkova
Margarita de Zuleta / Michelle Rodríguez
6
1
6
2
   

Second RoundEdit

Australia vs. Brazil

 
Australia
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[9]
22 May 1968
Clay
 
Brazil
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Margaret Court
Suzana Petersen
6
0
6
0
   
2  
 
Kerry Melville
Maria Cristina Borba Dias
6
2
6
1
   
3  
 
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
Maria Cristina Borba Dias / Suzana Petersen
6
0
6
2
   

South Africa vs. Canada

 
South Africa
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[10]
22 May 1968
Clay
 
Canada
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Annette Du Plooy
Faye Urban
3
6
6
4
6
2
 
2  
 
Maryna Godwin
Vicki Berner
9
7
6
3
   
3  
 
Annette Du Plooy / Maryna Godwin
Vicki Berner / Faye Urban
6
1
6
2
   

Czechoslovakia vs. Great Britain

 
Czechoslovakia
1
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[11]
22 May 1968
Clay
 
Great Britain
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Jitka Volavková
Christine Janes
4
6
6
4
4
6
 
2  
 
Vlasta Vopičková
Virginia Wade
6
3
6
4
   
3  
 
Jitka Volavková / Vlasta Vopičková
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
6
3
5
7
5
7
 

Soviet Union vs. Italy

 
Soviet Union
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[12]
22 May 1968
Clay
 
Italy
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Galina Baksheeva
Lea Pericoli
7
5
8
6
   
2  
 
Anna Dmitrieva
Maria Teresa Riedl
6
3
6
0
   
3  
 
Galina Baksheeva / Olga Morozova
Francesca Gordigiani / Lea Pericoli
6
2
6
3
   

Netherlands vs. Poland

 
Netherlands
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[13]
23 May 1968
Clay
 
Poland
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Marijke Jansen
Barbara Olszewska
6
1
6
1
   
2  
 
Astrid Suurbeck
Danuta Wieczorek
6
4
4
6
4
6
 
3  
 
Astrid Suurbeck / Lidy Venneboer
Barbara Olszewska / Danuta Wieczorek
8
6
7
5
   

France vs. Portugal

 
France
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[14]
23 May 1968
Clay
 
Portugal
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Monique Salfati
Peggy Brixhe
6
0
6
0
   
2  
 
Rosie Darmon
Leonora Santos
6
2
6
1
   
3  
 
Rosie Darmon / Janine Lieffrig
Maria-Carmen Arnoso / Peggy Brixhe
6
1
6
2
   

Switzerland vs. United States

 
Switzerland
0
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[15]
23 May 1968
Clay
 
United States
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Anne-Marie Studer
Nancy Richey
1
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Marianne Kindler
Mary-Ann Eisel
0
6
1
6
   
3  
 
Marianne Kindler / Anne-Marie Studer
Mary-Ann Eisel / Kathleen Harter
0
6
2
6
   

QuarterfinalsEdit

Australia vs. South Africa

 
Australia
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[16]
24 May 1968
Clay
 
South Africa
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Margaret Court
Annette Du Plooy
6
1
6
1
   
2  
 
Kerry Melville
Maryna Godwin
6
2
6
3
   
3  
 
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
Annette Du Plooy / Maryna Godwin
4
6
6
2
2
6
 

Great Britain vs. Soviet Union

 
Great Britain
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[17]
24 May 1968
Clay
 
Soviet Union
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Christine Janes
Anna Dmitrieva
1
6
6
4
9
7
 
2  
 
Virginia Wade
Galina Baksheeva
6
1
6
1
   
3  
 
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
Galina Baksheeva / Anna Dmitrieva
6
4
6
3
   

Netherlands vs. Bulgaria

 
Netherlands
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[18]
24 May 1968
Clay
 
Bulgaria
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Astrid Suurbeck
Lubka Radkova
6
1
6
3
   
2  
 
Marijke Jansen
Maria Chakarova
6
1
6
0
   
3  
 
Marijke Jansen / Astrid Suurbeck
Yulia Berberian / Lubka Radkova
6
1
6
1
   

France vs. United States

 
France
1
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[19]
24 May 1968
Clay
 
United States
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Rosie Darmon
Mary-Ann Eisel
7
5
6
1
   
2  
 
Monique Salfati
Nancy Richey
1
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Rosie Darmon / Janine Lieffrig
Mary-Ann Eisel / Nancy Richey
4
6
6
4
2
6
 

SemifinalsEdit

Australia vs. Great Britain

 
Australia
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[20]
25 May 1968
Clay
 
Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Kerry Melville
Christine Janes
7
5
6
1
   
2  
 
Margaret Court
Virginia Wade
6
2
6
2
   
3  
 
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
Winnie Shaw / Virginia Wade
9
7
3
6
14
12
 
  • The doubles rubber for this tie holds the Fed Cup record for the most games (pre-tiebreak), with 51[21]

Netherlands vs. United States

 
Netherlands
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[22]
25 May 1968
Clay
 
United States
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Lidy Venneboer
Nancy Richey
2
6
3
6
   
2  
 
Marijke Jansen
Mary-Ann Eisel
7
5
6
0
   
3  
 
Astrid Suurbeek / Lidy Venneboer
Mary-Ann Eisel / Nancy Richey
3
6
8
6
6
0
 

FinalEdit

Australia vs. Netherlands

 
Australia
3
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France[23]
26 May 1968
Clay
 
Netherlands
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Kerry Melville
Marijke Jansen
4
6
7
5
6
3
 
2  
 
Margaret Court
Astrid Suurbeek
6
1
6
3
   
3  
 
Margaret Court / Kerry Melville
Astrid Suurbeek / Lidy Venneboer
6
3
6
8
7
5
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1968 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Norway". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Great Britain v Sweden". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "Soviet Union v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "Italy v Mexico". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Netherlands v Finland". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Poland v Greece". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Bulgaria v Chile". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Australia v Brazil". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "South Africa v Canada". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Soviet Union v Italy". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "Netherlands v Poland". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "France v Portugal". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "Switzerland v United States". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Australia v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "Great Britain Soviet Union". fedcup.com.
  18. ^ "Netherlands v Bulgaria". fedcup.com.
  19. ^ "France v United States". fedcup.com.
  20. ^ "Australia v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  21. ^ "Fed Cup General Records". fedcup.com.
  22. ^ "Netherlands v United States". fedcup.com.
  23. ^ "Australia v Netherlands". fedcup.com.