1999 Fed Cup

The 1999 Fed Cup was the 37th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. In the final, the United States defeated Russia at Taube Tennis Stadium in Stanford, CA, United States, on 18–19 September, giving the Americans their 16th title.

World GroupEdit

Participating teamsEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
17–18 April
Semifinals
24–25 July
Final
18–19 September
                           
  Reggio Calabria, Italy (Indoor carpet)
  1    Spain 2  
     Italy 3     Ancona, Italy (Outdoor clay)
       Italy 1  
  Raleigh, NC, United States (Outdoor clay)   4    United States 4  
     Croatia 0
  4    United States 5     Stanford, CA, United States (Outdoor hard)
    4    United States 4
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)        Russia 1
  3    France 2  
     Russia 3     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
       Russia 3
  Zürich, Switzerland (Indoor carpet)      Slovakia 2  
     Slovakia 5
  2     Switzerland 0  

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1998. Winners advanced to the World Group for 2000, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 17–18 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Indoor carpet   Netherlands 0–5   Belgium
Minsk, Belarus Indoor clay   Belarus 1–4   Czech Republic
Klagenfurt, Austria Outdoor clay   Austria 3–2   Australia
Hamburg, Germany Outdoor clay   Germany 3–2   Japan

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II (Australia, Belarus, Japan and Netherlands) were divided into two pools of four with qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Romania and Slovenia), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Chinese Taipei), and one team from the Americas Zone (Argentina).

The two top teams from each pool played-off against each, with the winner promoted to 2000 World Group. All other teams were relegated to Zonal Competition in 2000.

Venue: University Sports Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands (outdoor hard)

Dates: 21–24 July

PoolsEdit

Pool A NED BLR JPN SLO
1   Netherlands (2–1) 3–0 2–1 1–2
2   Belarus (2–1) 0–3 2–0 3–0
3   Japan (1–2) 1–2 0–2 2–1
4   Slovenia (1–2) 2–1 0–3 1–2
Pool B AUS ARG ROU TPE
1   Australia (3–0) 3–0 2–1 3–0
2   Argentina (2–1) 0–3 2–1 3–0
3   Romania (1–2) 1–2 1–2 3–0
4   Chinese Taipei (0–3) 0–3 0–3 0–3

Play-offEdit

 
Netherlands
0
University Sports Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 July 1999
Plexipave (outdoors)
 
Australia
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Miriam Oremans
Nicole Pratt
4
6
6
3
8
10
 
2  
 
Kristie Boogert
Jelena Dokić
5
7
2
6
   
3  
 
 
      not
played

[1]

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: Buenos Aires T.C., Buenos Aires, Argentina (outdoor clay)

Dates: 13–18 April

Participating teamsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: Costa Rica Country Club, San José, Costa Rica (outdoor hard)

Dates: 23–27 February

Participating teamsEdit

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: 22–27 February

Participating teamsEdit

Group IIEdit

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

Dates: 22–26 February

Participating teamsEdit

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: 19–23 April

Participating teamsEdit

Group IIEdit

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

Dates: 26–30 April

Participating teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Netherlands v Australia". fedcup.com.

External linksEdit