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The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2012. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Czech Republic was the defending champion, and they successfully defended their title by defeating first-time finalists Serbia in the final.[1][2][3]

Participating teamsEdit

Participating Teams
 
Belgium
 
Czech Republic
 
Germany
 
Italy
 
Russia
 
Serbia
 
Spain
 
Ukraine

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
4–5 February
Semifinals
21–22 April
Final
3–4 November
                           
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
  1    Russia 3  
     Spain 2     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1    Russia 2  
  Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)      Serbia 3  
     Serbia 3
  4    Belgium 2     Prague, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
       Serbia 1
  Biella, Italy (Indoor clay)     2    Czech Republic 3
  3    Italy 3  
     Ukraine 2     Ostrava, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
    3    Italy 1
  Stuttgart, Germany (Indoor hard)   2    Czech Republic 4  
     Germany 1
  2    Czech Republic 4  

First roundEdit

Russia vs. SpainEdit

 
Russia
3
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
4–5 February 2012
RuKortHard (indoors)
 
Spain
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Maria Sharapova
Silvia Soler-Espinosa
6
2
6
1
   
2  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
3
6
1
   
3  
 
Nadia Petrova
Carla Suárez Navarro
0
6
3
6
   
4  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Silvia Soler-Espinosa
6
2
4
6
6
3
 
5  
 
Nadia Petrova / Svetlana Kuznetsova
Nuria Llagostera Vives / Arantxa Parra Santonja
3
6
    retired
 

[4]

Serbia vs. BelgiumEdit

 
Serbia
3
Spiroudome, Charleroi, Belgium
4–5 February 2012
Decoturf II (indoors)
 
Belgium
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Jelena Janković
Kirsten Flipkens
7
5
7
5
   
2  
 
Bojana Jovanovski
Yanina Wickmayer
4
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Aleksandra Krunić
Yanina Wickmayer
1
6
0
6
   
4  
 
Bojana Jovanovski
Kirsten Flipkens
6
2
6
4
   
5  
 
Aleksandra Krunić / Bojana Jovanovski
Alison Van Uytvanck / Yanina Wickmayer
77
62
4
6
6
1
 

[5]

Italy vs. UkraineEdit

 
Italy
3
Lauretana Forum, Biella, Italy
4–5 February 2012
Red clay (indoors)
 
Ukraine
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Sara Errani
Kateryna Bondarenko
6
2
6
3
   
2  
 
Francesca Schiavone
Lesia Tsurenko
1
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Francesca Schiavone
Kateryna Bondarenko
66
78
7
5
6
4
 
4  
 
Sara Errani
Lesia Tsurenko
1
6
0
3
  retired
 
5  
 
Flavia Pennetta / Roberta Vinci
Lesia Tsurenko / Olga Savchuk
7
5
0
6
6
1
 

[6]

Germany vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Germany
1
Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
4–5 February 2012
DecoColor hard (indoors)
 
Czech Republic
4
1 2 3
1  
 
Sabine Lisicki
Iveta Benešová
6
2
4
6
2
6
 
2  
 
Julia Görges
Petra Kvitová
6
3
3
6
8
10
 
3  
 
Sabine Lisicki
Petra Kvitová
77
62
4
6
1
6
 
4  
 
Angelique Kerber
Lucie Hradecká
6
4
6
4
   
5  
 
Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Julia Görges
Iveta Benešová / Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3
6
64
77
   

[7]

SemifinalsEdit

Russia vs. SerbiaEdit

 
Russia
2
Megasport Arena, Moscow, Russia
21–22 April 2012
Red clay (indoors)
 
Serbia
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Jelena Janković
4
6
3
6
   
2  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Ana Ivanovic
6
2
2
6
6
4
 
3  
 
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Ana Ivanovic
6
3
0
6
3
6
 
4  
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Jelena Janković
1
6
4
6
   
5  
 
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Elena Vesnina
Aleksandra Krunić / Bojana Jovanovski
6
4
6
0
   

[8]

Italy vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Italy
1
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic
21–22 April 2012
Novacrylic ultracushion hard (indoors)
 
Czech Republic
4
1 2 3
1  
 
Francesca Schiavone
Lucie Šafářová
63
77
1
6
   
2  
 
Sara Errani
Petra Kvitová
4
6
3
6
   
3  
 
Francesca Schiavone
Petra Kvitová
4
6
61
77
   
4  
 
Sara Errani
Andrea Hlaváčková
2
6
6
2
6
2
 
5  
 
Sara Errani / Flavia Pennetta
Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká
6
5
    retired
 

[9]

FinalEdit

Serbia vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
Serbia
1
O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
3–4 November 2012
Novacrylic ultracushion hard (indoors)
 
Czech Republic
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Ana Ivanovic
Lucie Šafářová
4
6
3
6
   
2  
 
Jelena Janković
Petra Kvitová
4
6
1
6
   
3  
 
Ana Ivanovic
Petra Kvitová
6
3
7
5
   
4  
 
Jelena Janković
Lucie Šafářová
1
6
1
6
   
5  
 
Bojana Jovanovski / Aleksandra Krunić
Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká
      not
played

[10]

 2012 Fed Cup Champions 
 
Czech Republic
Seventh title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czech Republic beat Serbia to retain title in Prague". BBC Sport. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Czechs keep Fed Cup title". ESPN. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Safarova seals Fed Cup for Czech Republic". RTÉ Sport. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Russia v Spain". fedcup.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-08.
  5. ^ "Serbia v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Italy v Ukraine". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Germany v Czech Republic". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Russia v Serbia". fedcup.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10.
  9. ^ "Italy v Czech Republic". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Serbia v Czech Republic". fedcup.com.

See alsoEdit