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The 2010 Fed Cup (also known as the 2010 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 48th edition of the tournament between national teams in women's tennis.

2010 Fed Cup
Details
Duration6 February – 7 November
Edition48th
Achievements (singles)
2009
2011

The final took place at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, United States, on 6–7 November. Italy successfully defended their title, in a rematch of the previous year's final, against the United States, by three rubbers to one.

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Germany
 
Italy
 
Russia
 
Serbia
 
Ukraine
 
United States

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
6–7 February
Semifinals
24–25 April
Final
6–7 November
                           
  Kharkiv, Ukraine (Indoor hard)
  1    Italy 4  
       Ukraine 1     Rome, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1    Italy 5  
  Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)   4    Czech Republic 0  
       Germany 2
  4    Czech Republic 3     San Diego, United States (Indoor hard)
    1    Italy 3
  Belgrade, Serbia (Indoor hard)     2    United States 1
  3    Russia 3  
       Serbia 2     Birmingham, United States (Indoor hard)
    3    Russia 2
  Lievin, France, (Indoor clay)   2    United States 3  
       France 1
  2    United States 4  

World Group Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (France, Germany, Serbia and Ukraine), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Australia, Belgium, Estonia and Slovakia) enter the draw for the World Group Play-offs. Four seeded teams, based on the latest Fed Cup ranking, are drawn against four unseeded teams.

Date: 24–25 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Grenslandhallen - Ethias Arena, Hasselt, Belgium Indoor clay   Belgium (1) 3–2   Estonia
Palace of Sports "Lokomotiv", Kharkiv, Ukraine   Ukraine (2) 0–5   Australia
Frankfurter TC 1914 Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany Outdoor clay   Germany (3) 2–3   France
Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia Indoor clay   Serbia (4) 2–3   Slovakia

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2010. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 6–7 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Memorial Drive Park, Adelaide, Australia Outdoor hard   Australia 3–2   Spain (1)
Łuczniczka, Bydgoszcz, Poland Indoor carpet   Poland 2–3   Belgium (3)
Tere Sport Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia Indoor hard   Estonia 4–1   Argentina (4)
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia   Slovakia 3–2   China (2)

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II (Argentina, China, Poland and Spain) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Slovenia and Sweden), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Japan), and one team from the Americas Zone (Canada).

Date: 24–25 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Sopot Tennis Club, Sopot, Poland Indoor carpet   Poland 1–4   Spain (1)
Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, Sweden Indoor hard   Sweden 3–2   China (2)
Uniprix Stadium, Montreal, Canada Indoor carpet   Canada 5–0   Argentina (3)
Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia Indoor clay   Slovenia 4–1   Japan (4)

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: Yacht y Golf Club Paraguayo, Lambaré, Paraguay (outdoor clay)

Dates: 3–6 February

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: National Tennis Club, Guayaquil, Ecuador (outdoor clay)

Dates: 19–24 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: National Tennis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (outdoor hard)

Dates: 3–6 February

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (outdoor hard)

Dates: 3–6 February

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: Complexo de Tenis do Jamor, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal (indoor hard)

Dates: 3–6 February

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Orange Fitness & Tennis Club, Yerevan, Armenia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 28 April – 1 May

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

Venue: Smash Tennis Academy, Cairo, Egypt (outdoor clay)

Dates: 21–24 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]

8 February
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Italy 29,957.5  
2   Russia 27,715.0  
3   United States 15,512.5  
4   Czech Republic 10,097.5   1
5   Spain 7,752.5   1
6   Belgium 5,055.0   4
7   Ukraine 5,037.5   1
8   Germany 4,825.0  
9   Serbia 4,805.0   2
10   Slovakia 4,537.5   3
26 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Italy 30,972.5  
2   Russia 24,100.0  
3   United States 20,147.5  
4   Czech Republic 9,560.0  
5   Spain 6,790.0  
6   Slovakia 5,862.5   4
7   Australia 5,847.5   5
8   Belgium 5,065.0   2
9   France 4,837.5   2
10   Ukraine 4,225.0   3
8 November
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1   Italy 35,062.5  
2   United States 20,147.5   1
3   Russia 20,055.0   1
4   Czech Republic 9,560.0  
5   Spain 6,790.0  
6   Slovakia 5,862.5  
7   Australia 5,847.5  
8   Belgium 5,065.0  
9   France 4,837.5  
10   Ukraine 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