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The 1998 Fed Cup was the 36th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. In the final, Spain defeated Switzerland at Palexpo Hall in Geneva, Switzerland on 19–20 September, giving Spain its fifth title.

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World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Belgium
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Germany
 
Netherlands
 
Spain
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
18–19 April
Semifinals
25–26 July
Final
19–20 September
                           
  Ghent, Belgium (Indoor hard)
  1    France 3  
     Belgium 2     Sion, Switzerland (Outdoor clay)
    1    France 0  
  Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor carpet)       Switzerland 5  
      Switzerland 4
  4    Czech Republic 1     Geneva, Switzerland (Indoor hard)
        Switzerland 2
  Saarbrücken, Germany (Indoor carpet)     3    Spain 3
  3    Spain 3  
     Germany 2     Madrid, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    3    Spain 3
  Kiawah Island, SC, USA (Outdoor clay)      United States 2  
     United States 5
  2    Netherlands 0  

World Group Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Croatia, Italy, Russia and Slovakia) entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 25–26 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay   Slovakia 4–1   Belgium
Moscow, Russia Indoor hard   Russia 4–1   Germany
Bol, Croatia Outdoor clay   Croatia 3–2   Netherlands
Prague, Czech Republic Outdoor clay   Czech Republic 1–4   Italy

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1998. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 18–19 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Foligno, Italy Indoor carpet   Italy 3–2   Austria
Perth, Australia Outdoor grass   Australia 2–3   Russia
Dubrovnik, Croatia Outdoor clay   Croatia 4–1   Japan
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 1–4   Slovakia

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II (Argentina, Australia, Austria and Japan) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Belarus and Poland), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (South Korea), and one team from the Americas Zone (Venezuela).

Date: 12–13 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Canberra, Australia Indoor carpet   Australia 5–0   Argentina
Bergheim, Austria Outdoor clay   Austria 5–0   Poland
Seoul, South Korea Outdoor clay   South Korea 1–4   Japan
Minsk, Belarus Indoor hard   Belarus 4–1   Venezuela

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: Tennis Academy, Brasília, Brazil (outdoor clay)

Dates: 14–17 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Chipinque Racquet Club, Monterrey, Mexico (outdoor clay)

Dates: 27 April – 3 May

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: Thana City Golf Club, Samutpakarn, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 16–20 February

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Thana City Golf Club, Samutpakarn, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 16–20 February

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: 14–18 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Ali Bey Club, Manavgat, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 5–9 May

Participating Teams

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