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The 2008 Fed Cup was the 46th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, on 13–14 September. The home team, Spain, lost to the defending champion Russia, 0–4, giving Russia their fourth title in five years.

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
China
 
France
 
Germany
 
Israel
 
Italy
 
Russia
 
Spain
 
United States

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
2–3 February
Semifinals
26–27 April
Final
13–14 September
                           
  Ramat HaSharon, Israel (Outdoor hard)
  1    Russia 4  
     Israel 1     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1    Russia 3  
  La Jolla, United States (Outdoor hard)   4    United States 2  
     Germany 1
  4    United States 4     Madrid, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    1    Russia 4
  Beijing, China (Indoor hard)        Spain 0
  3    France 2  
     China 3     Beijing, China (Indoor hard)
       China 1
  Naples, Italy (Indoor hard)      Spain 4  
     Spain 3
  2    Italy 2  

World Group Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (France, Germany, Israel and Italy), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Argentina, Czech Republic, Japan and Ukraine) entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 26–27 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Ramat HaSharon, Israel Outdoor hard   Israel 2–3   Czech Republic
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 3–2   Germany
Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard   Japan 1–4   France
Olbia, Italy Outdoor clay   Italy 3–2   Ukraine

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2008. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 2–3 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Kharkov, Ukraine Indoor clay   Ukraine 3–2   Belgium (1)
Miki-shi, Japan Indoor hard   Japan (4) 4–1   Croatia
Brno, Czech Republic Indoor carpet   Czech Republic (3) 3–2   Slovakia
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 4–1   Austria (2)

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II (Croatia, Slovakia, Belgium and Austria) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Serbia and Switzerland), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Uzbekistan), and one team from the Americas Zone (Colombia).

Date: 26–27 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Zagreb, Croatia Indoor hard   Croatia 2–3   Serbia
Bratislava, Slovakia Indoor clay   Slovakia 5–0   Uzbekistan
Mons, Belgium Indoor hard   Belgium 5–0   Colombia
Dornbirn, Austria Indoor hard   Austria 2–3    Switzerland

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: Club Deportivo El Rodeo, Medellín, Colombia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 30 January – 2 February

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Country Club Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 23–26 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Venue: National Tennis Development Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 30 January – 2 February

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: National Tennis Development Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 30 January – 2 February

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Venue: SYMA Sportközpont, Budapest, Hungary (indoor carpet)

Dates: 30 January – 2 February

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)

Dates: 30 January – 2 February

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Venue: Master Class Tennis and Fitness Club, Yerevan, Armenia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 22–26 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]

4 February
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Russia 36,050.0  
2   Italy 23,202.5  
3   France 11,397.5  
4   Spain 10,452.5   2
5   United States 10,405.0   1
6   China 9,625.0   1
7   Belgium 7785.0   2
8   Germany 5,112.5   1
9   Israel 5,012.5   1
10   Japan 4,857.5   2
28 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Russia 36,050.0  
2   Italy 21,687.5  
3   Spain 15,032.5   1
4   United States 10,405.0   1
5   France 8,895.0   2
6   China 8,267.5  
7   Belgium 6,795.0  
8   Czech Republic 6,150.0   3
9   Argentina 5,442.5   4
10   Israel 4,225.0   1
15 September
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Russia 37,895.0  
2   Italy 19,642.5  
3   Spain 15,032.5  
4   United States 10,405.0  
5   France 8,895.0  
6   China 8,267.5  
7   Belgium 6,795.0  
8   Czech Republic 6,150.0  
9   Argentina 5,442.5  
10   Israel 4,225.0  

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit