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The 2007 Fed Cup was the 45th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Luzhniki Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia, on 15–16 September. The home team, Russia, defeated the defending champions, Italy, 0–4, giving Russia their third title in four years.

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Belgium
 
China
 
France
 
Italy
 
Japan
 
Russia
 
Spain
 
United States

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
21–22 April
Semifinals
14–15 July
Final
15–16 September
                           
  Castellaneta Marina, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  1    Italy 5  
       China 0     Castellaneta Marina, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1    Italy 3  
  Limoges, France (Indoor clay)   4    France 2  
       Japan 0
  4    France 5     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1    Italy 0
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)     3    Russia 4
  3    Russia 5  
       Spain 0     Stowe, VT, United States (Outdoor hard)
    3    Russia 3
  Delray Beach, FL, United States (Outdoor hard)        United States 2  
       United States 5
  2    Belgium 0  

World Group Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (Belgium, China, Japan and Spain), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Israel) entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 14–15 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Linz, Austria Outdoor clay   Austria 1–4   Israel
Knokke-Heist, Belgium Outdoor clay   Belgium 1–4   China
Toyota, Aichi, Japan Indoor carpet   Japan 2–3   Germany
Palafrugell, Spain Outdoor clay   Spain 4–1   Czech Republic

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2007. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 21–22 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay   Slovakia 0–5   Czech Republic
Fürth, Germany Outdoor clay   Germany 4–1   Croatia
Kamloops, BC, Canada Indoor carpet   Canada 2–3   Israel
Dornbirn, Austria Indoor clay   Austria 4–1   Australia

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II (Australia, Canada, Croatia and Slovakia) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Serbia and Ukraine), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Chinese Taipei), and one team from the Americas Zone (Argentina).

Date: 14–15 July

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Ashmore, Australia Outdoor hard   Australia 1–4   Ukraine
Córdoba, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 4–1   Canada
Split, Croatia Outdoor clay   Croatia 3–2   Chinese Taipei
Košice, Slovakia Indoor hard   Slovakia 4–1   Serbia

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: Pilara Tenis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina (outdoor clay)

Dates: 18–21 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club, Montevideo, Uruguay (outdoor clay)

Dates: 16–21 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: Scenic Circles Hotel Tennis Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 16–21 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: TC Lokomotiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (outdoor clay)

Dates: 18–21 April

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius (outdoor hard)

Dates: 17–20 April

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius (outdoor hard)

Dates: 23–27 April

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]

23 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Russia 29,922.5  
2   Italy 23,745.0  
3   France 23,297.5  
4   United States 12,490.0   1
5   Belgium 12,480.0   1
6   Spain 7,825.0  
7   Austria 6,085.0   2
8   Japan 5,027.5  
9   Germany 4,862.5   2
10   China 4,862.5   3
16 July
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Russia 30,420.0  
2   Italy 27,855.0  
3   France 16,055.0  
4   United States 9,907.5  
5   Belgium 9,360.0  
6   Spain 8,880.0  
7   China 6,230.0   3
8   Israel 6,120.0   4
9   Germany 5,925.0  
10   Austria 4,240.0   3
17 September
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Russia 34,500.0  
2   Italy 25,810.0  
3   France 14,010.0  
4   United States 9,907.5  
5   Belgium 9,360.0  
6   Spain 8,880.0  
7   China 6,230.0  
8   Israel 6,120.0  
9   Germany 5,925.0  
10   Austria 4,240.0  

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit