2003 Fed Cup

The 2003 Fed Cup was the 41st edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia on 22–23 November. France defeated the United States, giving France their second title.

World GroupEdit

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

DrawEdit

  First Round
26–27 April
Quarterfinals
19–20 July
Semifinals
19–20 November
Final
22–23 November
                                     
Ettenheim, Germany (Outdoor clay)
1    Slovakia 3  
Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)
   Germany 2  
  1    Slovakia 0  
Bree, Belgium (Indoor clay)
  5    Belgium 5  
   Austria 0
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
5    Belgium 5  
  5    Belgium 1  
Linköping, Sweden (Indoor hard)
  3    United States 4  
7    Italy 3  
Washington, D.C., United States (Outdoor hard)
   Sweden 2  
  7    Italy 0
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States (Indoor hard)
  3    United States 5  
   Czech Republic 0
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
3    United States 5  
  3    United States 1
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
  6    France 4
4    Russia 4  
Portorož, Slovenia (Outdoor clay)
   Croatia 1  
  4    Russia 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
     Slovenia 0  
   Slovenia 3
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
8    Argentina 2  
  4    Russia 2
Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France (Indoor clay)
  6    France 3  
6    France 5  
Oviedo, Spain (Outdoor clay)
   Colombia 0  
  6    France 4
Tarragona, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  2    Spain 1  
   Australia 2
2    Spain 3  

World Group Play-offsEdit

Date: 19–20 July

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 2004 World Group.

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Pilar, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 3–2   Hungary
Wollongong, Australia Indoor hard   Australia 3–2   Colombia
Neudörfl, Austria Outdoor clay   Austria 4–1   Canada
Varaždin, Croatia Outdoor clay   Croatia 4–1   Brazil
Durban, South Africa Outdoor hard   South Africa}} 1–4   Czech Republic
Jakarta, Indonesia Outdoor hard   Indonesia 2–3   Germany
Gifu, Japan Indoor carpet   Japan 4–1   Sweden
Winterthur, Switzerland Outdoor clay    Switzerland 4–1   Israel

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: Campinas, Brazil (outdoor clay)

Dates: 23–26 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: San Juan, Puerto Rico (outdoor hard)

Dates: 23–27 April

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: Tokyo, Japan (outdoor hard)

Dates: 21–25 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Tokyo, Japan (outdoor hard)

Dates: 21–24 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: Estoril, Portugal (outdoor clay)

Dates: 21–26 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Estoril, Portugal (outdoor clay)

Dates: 28 April – 3 May

Participating Teams

RankingsEdit

The rankings were measured after the three points during the year that play took place, and were collated by combining points earned from the previous four years.[1]

28 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Slovakia 22,400.0  
2   Spain 21,850.0  
3   Belgium 17,150.0  
4   United States}} 13,600.0  
5   Russia 13,100.0  
6   France 10,100.0  
7   Italy 8,600.0  
8   Austria 6,500.0  
9   Argentina 5,850.0  
10   Slovenia 4,475.0   2
21 July
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Slovakia 21,400.0  
2   Belgium 21,350.0   1
3   Spain 20,850.0   1
4   United States}} 16,000.0  
5   Russia 15,000.0  
6   France 13,780.0  
7   Italy 7,600.0  
8   Austria 6,350.0  
9   Argentina 6,100.0  
10   Germany 5,350.0   1
24 November
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   France 26,640.0   5
2   Slovakia 17,900.0   1
3   Belgium 17,100.0   1
4   United States}} 16,680.0  
5   Spain 16,350.0   2
6   Russia 12,750.0   1
7   Italy 7,600.0  
8   Austria 6,350.0  
9   Argentina 5,350.0  
10   Germany 4,600.0  

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit