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The 2011 Fed Cup (also known as the 2011 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 49th edition of the tournament between national teams in women's tennis.

2011 Fed Cup
Details
Duration5 February– 6 November
Edition49th
Achievements (singles)
2010
2012

The final took place at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on 5–6 November. Czech Republic defeated the home team, Russia, to win their sixth title and first as an independent nation.

World GroupEdit

Participating Teams
 
Australia
 
Belgium
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Italy
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
United States

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
5–6 February
Semifinals
16–17 April
Final
5–6 November
                           
  Hobart, Australia (Outdoor hard)
  1    Italy 4  
     Australia 1     Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
    1    Italy 0  
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)   3    Russia 5  
     France 2
  3    Russia 3     Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
    3    Russia 2
  Bratislava, Slovakia (Indoor hard)     4    Czech Republic 3
  4    Czech Republic 3  
     Slovakia 2     Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)
    4    Czech Republic 3
  Antwerp, Belgium (Indoor hard)      Belgium 2  
     Belgium 4
  2    United States 1  

World Group Play-offsEdit

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

Date: 16–17 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Indoor clay   Germany 5–0   United States (1)
Club de Tenis Lleida, Lleida, Spain Outdoor clay   Spain (2) 4–1   France
Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia Indoor clay   Slovakia (3) 2–3   Serbia
Glen Iris Valley Recreational Club, Melbourne, Australia Outdoor clay   Australia (4) 2–3   Ukraine

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2011. The winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and the loser playing in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 5–6 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Tere Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia Indoor hard   Estonia 1–4   Spain (1)
Ljudski vrt Sports Hall, Maribor, Slovenia Indoor clay   Slovenia 1–4   Germany (4)
Spens Sports Center, Novi Sad, Serbia Indoor hard   Serbia (3) 3–2   Canada
Idrottens Hus, Helsingborg, Sweden   Sweden 2–3   Ukraine (2)

World Group II Play-offsEdit

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

Date: 16–17 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Minsk Sports Palace, Minsk, Belarus Indoor hard   Belarus 5–0   Estonia (1)
Bourbon Beans Dome, Kobe, Japan[1]   Japan 4–0   Argentina (2)
Teniski Klub Koper, Koper, Slovenia Outdoor clay   Slovenia 3–2   Canada (3)
TC Lido Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland    Switzerland (4) 4–1   Sweden

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

Dates: February 2–5

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: Centro Nacional de Tenis, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (outdoor hard)

Dates: May 16–22

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, Nonthaburi, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: February 2–5

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Nonthaburi, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: February 2–5

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: Municipal Tennis Club, Eilat, Israel (outdoor hard)

Dates: February 2–5

Participating Teams

Group IIEdit

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

Dates: May 4–7

Participating Teams

Group IIIEdit

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

Dates: May 2–7

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.[2]

7 February
Rank Nation Points[3] Move
1   Italy 37,092.5  
2   Russia 21,055.0   1
3   United States 17,002.5   1
4   Czech Republic 10,827.5  
5   Belgium 8,845.0   3
6   Spain 7,345.0   1
7   Slovakia 5,037.5   1
8   Australia 4,987.5   1
9   France 4,800.0  
10   Serbia 4,785.0   1
18 April
Rank Nation Points[3] Move
1   Italy 31,927.5  
2   Russia 24,165.0  
3   Czech Republic 16,470.0   1
4   United States 13,912.5   1
5   Belgium 7,775.0  
6   Spain 7,157.5  
7   Serbia 6,115.0   3
8   Ukraine 6,070.0   3
9   Germany 5,655.0   3
10   Australia 4,175.0   2
7 November
Rank Nation Points[3] Move
1   Italy 31,927.5  
2   Czech Republic 24,650.0   1
3   Russia 20,120.0   1
4   United States 13,912.5  
5   Belgium 7,775.0  
6   Spain 7,157.5  
7   Serbia 6,115.0  
8   Ukraine 6,070.0  
9   Germany 5,655.0  
10   Australia 4,175.0  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 16–17 July
  2. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2012.

External linksEdit