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The 1995 Fed Cup was the 33rd edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis, and the first to bear the name Fed Cup.

Major changes to the tournament's structure went into effect for 1995. The format was changed to a multi-tiered league system similar to the Davis Cup, and a Group II was added to the existing Group I at Zonal level. The World Group I was reduced to eight teams and the World Group II was added with another eight teams.

Ties were played at home sites rather than all in one location as before. Play-offs determined promotion and relegation between World Group and World Group II and Zonal Group I. Two singles rubbers were added to the ties, which became the best of five matches.

The final took place on 25–26 November, with Spain defeating the United States to give Spain their third title.

Contents

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Austria
 
Bulgaria
 
France
 
Germany
 
Japan
 
South Africa
 
Spain
 
United States

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
21–23 April
Semifinals
22–23 July
Final
25–26 November
                           
  Sofia, Bulgaria (Indoor carpet)
  1    Spain 3  
       Bulgaria 2     Santander, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    1    Spain 3  
  Freiburg, Germany (Outdoor clay)   4    Germany 2  
       Japan 1
  4    Germany 4     Valencia, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    1    Spain 3
  Metz, France (Outdoor clay)     2    United States 2
  3    France 3  
       South Africa 2     Wilmington, NC, United States (Indoor carpet)
    3    France 2
  Aventura, FL, United States (Outdoor hard)   2    United States 3  
       Austria 0
  2    United States 5  

World Group Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (Austria, Bulgaria, Japan and South Africa), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Argentina, Australia, Canada and Netherlands) entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 22–23 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
San Miguel, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 5–0   Australia
Bloemfontein, South Africa Outdoor hard   South Africa 5–0   Bulgaria
Gifu, Japan Indoor carpet   Japan 5–0   Canada
Noordwijk, Netherlands Outdoor carpet   Netherlands 1–4   Austria

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1995. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and loser played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 22–23 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor hard   Indonesia 2–3   Argentina
Perth, Australia Outdoor grass   Australia 3–2   Slovakia
Ancona, Italy Outdoor clay   Italy 2–3   Canada
Västerås, Sweden Indoor carpet   Sweden 0–5   Netherlands

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II (Indonesia, Italy, Slovakia and Sweden) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Belgium and Czech Republic), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (South Korea), and one team from the Americas Zone (Paraguay).

Date: 22–23 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Ostend, Belgium Outdoor clay   Belgium 3–2   South Korea
Prague, Czech Republic Indoor carpet   Czech Republic 4–1   Sweden
Salerno, Italy Outdoor clay   Italy 2–3   Indonesia
Asunción, Paraguay Outdoor clay   Paraguay 0–5   Slovakia

Americas ZoneEdit

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group IEdit

Venue: Caracos Sports Club, Caracas, Venezuela (outdoor hard)

Dates: 11–15 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Trinidad C.C., Maraval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (outdoor hard)

Dates: 27–30 March

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group IEdit

Venue: Jang Choong Tennis Centre, Jung-gu, South Korea (outdoor clay)

Dates: 18–22 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Maharashtra L.T.A., Mumbai, India (outdoor clay)

Dates: 8–11 March

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group IEdit

Venue: La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain (outdoor clay)

Dates: 17–21 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Nairobi Club, Nairobi, Kenya (outdoor clay)

Dates: 8–13 May

Participating Teams

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