2002 Fed Cup

The 2002 Fed Cup was the 40th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, Spain on 2–3 November. Slovakia defeated Spain, giving Slovakia their first title.

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Argentina
 
Australia
 
Austria
 
Belgium
 
Croatia
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Germany
 
Hungary
 
Italy
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
Spain
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
United States

DrawEdit

  First Round
27–28 April
Quarterfinals
20–21 July
Semifinals
30–31 October
Final
2–3 November
                                     
Brussels, Belgium (Indoor clay)
1    Belgium 3  
Bologna, Italy (Outdoor clay)
   Australia 1  
  1    Belgium 1  
Milan, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  6    Italy 4  
   Sweden 0
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
6    Italy 5  
  6    Italy 1  
Bratislava, Slovakia (Outdoor clay)
  7    Slovakia 3  
7    Slovakia 3  
Bratislava, Slovakia (Indoor carpet)
    Switzerland 2  
  7    Slovakia 4
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
  4    France 1  
   Argentina 2
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
4    France 3  
  7    Slovakia 3
Charlotte, NC, United States (Outdoor clay)
  5    Spain 1
3    United States 2  
Pörtschach, Austria (Outdoor clay)
   Austria 3  
     Austria 4
Bol, Croatia (Outdoor clay)
     Croatia 1  
   Croatia 3
Gran Canaria, Spain (Indoor hard)
8    Czech Republic 2  
     Austria 2
Almería, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  5    Spain 3  
5    Spain 4  
Capdepera, Spain (Outdoor clay)
   Hungary 1  
  5    Spain 5
Dresden, Germany (Outdoor clay)
     Germany 0  
   Germany 3
2    Russia 2  

World Group Play-offsEdit

The eight losing teams in the World Group first round ties and eight winners of the Zonal Group I sections competed in the World Group Play-offs for spots in the 2003 World Group.

Date: 20–21 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Wollongong, Australia Indoor hard   Australia 3–2   Netherlands
Malmö, Sweden Outdoor clay   Sweden 3–2    Switzerland
Budapest, Hungary Outdoor clay   Hungary 0–5   Argentina
Springfield, MO, United States Outdoor hard   United States 5–0   Israel
Přerov, Czech Republic Outdoor clay   Czech Republic 5–0   Canada
Beijing, China Indoor hard   China 0–5   Russia
Bogotá, Colombia Outdoor clay   Colombia w/o   Japan
Portorož, Slovenia Outdoor clay   Slovenia 4–1   Ukraine

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: San Luis Potosí, Mexico (outdoor hard)

Dates: 23–27 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Havana, Cuba (outdoor hard)

Dates: 14–18 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: Guangzhou, China (outdoor hard)

Dates: 4–9 March

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Guangzhou, China (outdoor hard)

Dates: 4–8 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: Antalya, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 24–28 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Pretoria, South Africa (outdoor hard)

Dates: 9–13 April

Participating Teams

Year-End RankingsEdit

The Fed Cup rankings were first instated on 4 November 2002,[1] and were measured by combining points earned from the previous four years. The first No. 1 ranked nation, and the year-end No. 1 for 2002, was Slovakia.

Rank Nation Points[2]
1   Slovakia 22,125.0
2   Spain 21,000.0
3   Belgium 16,625.0
4   United States 12,500.0
5   Russia 12,250.0
6   France 9,000.0
7   Italy 8,625.0
8   Austria 7,625.0
9   Argentina 6,725.0
10   Germany 5,625.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  2. ^ Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2012.

External linksEdit