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The 2001 Fed Cup was the 39th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The World Group was held at the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I in Madrid, Spain, from 7–11 November. It was reduced from thirteen to eight teams, divided into two pools, with the winners meeting in the finals. In the final, Belgium defeated Russia, giving Belgium their first title.

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World Group Play-offsEdit

First RoundEdit

Dates: 28–29 April

The winners of Zonal Competition from the last year (Argentina, Hungary, Japan) were randomly drawn against five teams from the 2000 World Group pools. The winners were guaranteed a spot in the World Group next year.

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bassano del Grappa, Italy Indoor carpet   Italy 4–1   Croatia
Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard   Japan 1–4   Argentina
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay   Slovakia 4–1   Hungary
Adelaide, Australia Outdoor grass   Australia 5–0   Austria

Second RoundsEdit

Dates: 21–22 July

The winners of the first round played off against four other teams from the 2000 World Group pools, with the winners proceeding to the World Group. The losers of the first round played off against this year's zonal competition winners, with the winners remaining in World Group for next year, and the losers proceeding to Zonal Competition for next year.

Note: Germany, as the highest-ranked of the 2nd round losers in the ITF's Fed Cup rankings, replaced the defending champions United States in the World Group after the US withdrew citing security risks following the September 11 attacks. [1]

World GroupEdit

All ties were played at the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain, on indoor clay courts.

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.

FinalEdit

 
Russia
1
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain
11 November 2001
Red clay (indoors)
 
Belgium
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Nadia Petrova
Justine Henin
0
6
3
6
   
2  
 
Elena Dementieva
Kim Clijsters
0
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Elena Likhovtseva / Nadia Petrova
Els Callens / Laurence Courtois
7
5
77
62
   

[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: Montevideo, Uruguay (outdoor clay)

Dates: 23–28 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (outdoor hard)

Dates: 15–19 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: Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei (outdoor hard)

Dates: 9–14 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei (outdoor hard)

Dates: 9–14 April

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: Murcia, Spain (outdoor clay)

Dates: 24–28 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Belek, Antalya, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 14–17 May

Participating Teams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Russia v Belgium". fedcup.com.

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