2004 Fed Cup World Group

The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2004. Sixteen nations competed in a four-round knockout competition. World No. 1 team France was the defending champion, but they were defeated in the final by World No. 5 team and four-time finalist Russia. As such, Russia ascended to World No. 2.

Participating TeamsEdit

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

DrawEdit

  First Round
24–25 April
Quarterfinals
10–11 July
Semifinals
24–25 November
Final
27–28 November
                                     
Amiens, France (Indoor clay)
1    France 5  
Rimini, Italy (Outdoor clay)
   Germany 0  
  1    France 3  
Lecce, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  7    Italy 2  
   Czech Republic 1
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
7    Italy 3  
  1    France 5  
Los Belones, Murcia, Spain (Outdoor clay)
  5    Spain 0  
6    Spain 3  
Jerez, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    Switzerland 2  
  5    Spain 3
Bree, Belgium (Indoor clay)
  3    Belgium 2  
   Croatia 2
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
3    Belgium 3  
  1    France 2
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
  4    Russia 3
4    Russia 4  
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
   Australia 1  
  4    Russia 4
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outdoor clay)
     Argentina 1  
   Argentina 4
Moscow, Russia (Indoor carpet)
8    Japan 1  
  4    Russia 5
Sankt Pölten, Austria (Outdoor clay)
     Austria 0  
5    Slovakia 2  
Innsbruck, Austria (Outdoor clay)
   Austria 3  
     Austria 4
Portorož, Slovenia (Outdoor clay)
  2    United States 1  
   Slovenia 1
2    United States 4  

First roundEdit

France vs. GermanyEdit

 
France
5
Coliséum, Amiens, France
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (indoors)
 
Germany
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Nathalie Dechy
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
64
77
6
1
6
4
 
2  
 
Amélie Mauresmo
Barbara Rittner
6
1
6
2
   
3  
 
Amélie Mauresmo
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6
2
6
3
   
4  
 
Émilie Loit
Julia Schruff
6
2
6
2
   
5  
 
Nathalie Dechy / Amélie Mauresmo
Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Julia Schruff
6
2
6
0
   

[1]

Czech Republic vs. ItalyEdit

 
Czech Republic
1
Circolo Tennis Maglie, Lecce, Italy
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Italy
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Barbora Strýcová
Francesca Schiavone
7
5
1
6
0
6
 
2  
 
Klára Koukalová
Silvia Farina Elia
3
6
63
77
   
3  
 
Barbora Strýcová
Maria Elena Camerin
7
5
3
6
7
5
 
4  
 
Klára Koukalová
Francesca Schiavone
6
1
2
6
2
6
 
5  
 
Libuše Průšová / Nicole Vaidišová
Silvia Farina Elia / Francesca Schiavone
      not
played

[2]

Spain vs. SwitzerlandEdit

 
Spain
3
Centro Tenis La Manga Club, Los Belones, Spain
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Switzerland
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Marta Marrero
Patty Schnyder
6
3
66
78
5
7
 
2  
 
Conchita Martínez
Emmanuelle Gagliardi
2
6
6
1
6
0
 
3  
 
Conchita Martínez
Patty Schnyder
6
3
6
4
   
4  
 
Marta Marrero
Myriam Casanova
77
64
4
6
0
6
 
5  
 
Conchita Martínez / Virginia Ruano Pascual
Myriam Casanova / Emmanuelle Gagliardi
77
63
6
2
   

[3]

Croatia vs. BelgiumEdit

 
Croatia
2
Expodroom Bree, Bree, Belgium
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (indoors)
 
Belgium
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Jelena Kostanić
Kim Clijsters
1
6
6
4
1
6
 
2  
 
Karolina Šprem
Kirsten Flipkens
6
2
6
0
   
3  
 
Karolina Šprem
Kim Clijsters
1
6
3
6
   
4  
 
Jelena Kostanić
Els Callens
2
6
6
3
4
6
 
5  
 
Darija Jurak / Iva Majoli
Elke Clijsters / Kirsten Flipkens
6
4
6
1
   

[4]

Russia vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Russia
4
Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Moscow, Russia
24–25 April 2004
Taraflex (indoors)
 
Australia
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Anastasia Myskina
Samantha Stosur
6
4
6
1
   
2  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik
6
4
3
6
6
4
 
3  
 
Anastasia Myskina
Alicia Molik
3
6
3
6
   
4  
 
Vera Zvonareva
Samantha Stosur
6
2
6
3
   
5  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Alicia Molik / Rennae Stubbs
6
2
3
6
79
67
 

[5]

Argentina vs. JapanEdit

 
Argentina
4
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Japan
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Gisela Dulko
Ai Sugiyama
6
3
6
4
   
2  
 
Paola Suárez
Akiko Morigami
6
4
6
0
   
3  
 
Paola Suárez
Ai Sugiyama
64
77
6
3
7
6
 
retired
4  
 
Gisela Dulko
Akiko Morigami
2
6
2
6
   
5  
 
Mariana Díaz Oliva / Patricia Tarabini
Shinobu Asagoe / Saori Obata
77
64
64
77
6
2
 

[6]

Slovakia vs. AustriaEdit

 
Slovakia
2
Sankt Pölten Tennis Centre, Sankt Pölten, Austria
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Austria
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Janette Husárová
Barbara Schett
6
4
1
6
4
6
 
2  
 
Ľudmila Cervanová
Barbara Schwartz
6
3
61
77
2
6
 
3  
 
Martina Suchá
Barbara Schett
5
7
6
1
2
6
 
4  
 
Janette Husárová
Sybille Bammer
6
3
6
2
   
5  
 
Ľudmila Cervanová / Janette Husárová
Barbara Schwartz / Patricia Wartusch
6
3
3
6
6
4
 

[7]

Slovenia vs. United StatesEdit

 
Slovenia
1
SRC Marina Portorož, Portorož, Slovenia
24–25 April 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
United States
4
1 2 3
1  
 
Tina Pisnik
Lisa Raymond
7
5
7
5
   
2  
 
Katarina Srebotnik
Venus Williams
1
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Tina Pisnik
Venus Williams
3
6
1
6
   
4  
 
Katarina Srebotnik
Lisa Raymond
7
5
3
6
4
6
 
5  
 
Tina Križan / Katarina Srebotnik
Martina Navratilova / Lisa Raymond
1
6
6
1
0
6
 

[8]

QuarterfinalsEdit

France vs. ItalyEdit

 
France
3
Circolo Tennis Rimini, Rimini, Italy
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Italy
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Amélie Mauresmo
Silvia Farina Elia
6
2
6
1
   
2  
 
Mary Pierce
Francesca Schiavone
6
3
6
4
   
3  
 
Amélie Mauresmo
Francesca Schiavone
77
62
6
2
   
4  
 
Émilie Loit
Silvia Farina Elia
3
6
6
2
2
6
 
5  
 
Tatiana Golovin / Mary Pierce
Tathiana Garbin / Roberta Vinci
0
6
65
77
   

[9]

Spain vs. BelgiumEdit

 
Spain
3
Club Nazaret, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (indoors)
 
Belgium
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Kirsten Flipkens
65
77
6
1
2
6
 
2  
 
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Els Callens
6
2
4
6
9
11
 
3  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Els Callens
6
4
6
0
   
4  
 
María Sánchez Lorenzo
Kirsten Flipkens
6
3
6
4
   
5  
 
Anabel Medina Garrigues / Virginia Ruano Pascual
Els Callens / Kirsten Flipkens
6
3
6
2
   

[10]

Russia vs. ArgentinaEdit

 
Russia
4
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Argentina
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Gisela Dulko
4
6
6
3
4
6
 
2  
 
Anastasia Myskina
Natalia Gussoni
6
3
6
0
   
3  
 
Anastasia Myskina
Gisela Dulko
6
1
7
5
   
4  
 
Vera Zvonareva
Mariana Díaz Oliva
6
3
6
0
   
5  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Gisela Dulko / Patricia Tarabini
6
2
5
7
6
4
 

[11]

Austria vs. United StatesEdit

 
Austria
4
Bergisel Stadion, Innsbruck, Austria
10–11 July 2004
Red clay (outdoors)
 
United States
1
1 2 3
1  
 
Barbara Schwartz
Chanda Rubin
1
6
7
5
4
6
 
2  
 
Barbara Schett
Lisa Raymond
6
2
6
4
   
3  
 
Barbara Schett
Chanda Rubin
6
3
6
2
   
4  
 
Barbara Schwartz
Lisa Raymond
77
63
4
6
10
8
 
5  
 
Barbara Schett / Patricia Wartusch
Jill Craybas / Martina Navratilova
6
3
0
6
6
3
 

[12]

SemifinalsEdit

France vs. SpainEdit

 
France
5
Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
24–25 November 2004
Taraflex (indoors)
 
Spain
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Tatiana Golovin
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
3
   
2  
 
Nathalie Dechy
María Sánchez Lorenzo
6
2
6
4
   
3  
 
Nathalie Dechy
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
1
   
4  
 
Tatiana Golovin
Marta Marrero
6
3
6
4
   
5  
 
Marion Bartoli / Émilie Loit
Marta Marrero / Virginia Ruano Pascual
7
5
6
2
   

[13]

Russia vs. AustriaEdit

 
Russia
5
Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
24–25 November 2004
Taraflex (indoors)
 
Austria
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Yvonne Meusburger
6
1
6
1
   
2  
 
Anastasia Myskina
Patricia Wartusch
6
0
6
0
   
3  
 
Anastasia Myskina
Yvonne Meusburger
3
6
6
3
6
1
 
4  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Daniela Kix
6
1
6
1
   
5  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Yvonne Meusburger / Patricia Wartusch
6
2
6
2
   

[14]

FinalEdit

France vs. RussiaEdit

 
France
2
Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
27–28 November 2004
Taraflex (indoors)
 
Russia
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Nathalie Dechy
Svetlana Kuznetsova
3
6
77
64
8
6
 
2  
 
Tatiana Golovin
Anastasia Myskina
4
6
65
77
   
3  
 
Nathalie Dechy
Anastasia Myskina
3
6
4
6
   
4  
 
Tatiana Golovin
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6
4
6
1
   
5  
 
Marion Bartoli / Émilie Loit
Anastasia Myskina / Vera Zvonareva
65
77
5
7
   

[15]

 2004 Fed Cup Champions 
 
Russia
First title

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "France v Germany". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Czech Republic v Italy". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Spain v Switzerland". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "Croatia v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "Russia v Australia". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Argentina v Japan". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Slovakia v Austria". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Slovenia v United States". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "France v Italy". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Spain v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "Russia v Argentina". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Austria v United States". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "France v Spain". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "Russia v Austria". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "France v Russia". fedcup.com.