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The 2013 Fed Cup (also known as the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 51st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in women's tennis.

2013 Fed Cup
Details
Duration9 February– 3 November
Edition51st
Achievements (singles)
2012
2014

The draw took place on 6 June 2012 in Paris, France.[1]

The final took place at the Tennis Club Cagliari in Cagliari, Italy, on 1–2 November. The home and three time champions Italy defeated the fourth-seeded Russia, to win their fourth title.[2]

World GroupEdit

Participating teamsEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
9–10 February
Semifinals
20–21 April
Final
2–3 November
                           
  Ostrava, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
  1    Czech Republic 4  
     Australia 0     Palermo, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1    Czech Republic 1  
  Rimini, Italy (Indoor clay)   3    Italy 3  
     United States 2
  3    Italy 3     Cagliari, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    3    Italy 4
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)     4    Russia 0
  4    Russia 3  
     Japan 2     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    4    Russia 3
  Niš, Serbia (Indoor hard)      Slovakia 2  
     Slovakia 3
  2    Serbia 2  

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2013. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and the losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 9–10 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Sporthalle Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland Indoor hard    Switzerland 4–1   Belgium (1)
Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss, Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 2–3   Sweden (4)
Club Atlético Montemar, Alicante, Spain Outdoor clay   Spain 3–1   Ukraine (3)
Palais des Sports de Beaublanc, Limoges, France Indoor clay   France 1–3   Germany (2)

World Group Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties, and four winners of the World Group II ties 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: 20–21 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Indoor clay   Germany 3–2   Serbia (1)
Tennis Club Chiasso, Chiasso, Switzerland Outdoor clay    Switzerland 1–3   Australia (3)
Real Club de Polo, Barcelona, Spain Outdoor clay   Spain 4–0   Japan (4)
Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Beach, United States Outdoor hard   United States (2) 3–2   Sweden

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone, one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone, and one team from the Americas Zone.

Date: 20–21 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Tennisclub Koksijde, Koksijde, Belgium Indoor hard   Belgium (1) 1–4   Poland
Palais des Sports de Besançon, Besançon, France Indoor hard   France (3) 4–1   Kazakhstan
Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss, Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay   Argentina 3–1   Great Britain (4)
Sport Club Meridian, Kiev, Ukraine Indoor clay   Ukraine (2) 2–3   Canada

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: Country Club de Ejecutivos, Medellín, Colombia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 6–9 February

Participating teamsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: Maya Country Club, Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Dates: 17–20 July

Participating teamsEdit

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, Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor hard)

Dates: 6–9 February

Participating teamsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan (indoor hard)

Dates: 4–9 February

Participating teamsEdit

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: 6–10 February

Participating teamsEdit

PoolsEdit

Pool A CRO BLR AUT GEO
1   Croatia (3–0) 3–0 2–1 3–0
2   Belarus (2–1) 0–3 2–1 3–0
3   Austria (1–2) 1–2 1–2 3–0
4   Georgia (0–3) 0–3 0–3 0–3
Pool B GBR HUN POR BIH
1   Great Britain (3–0) 2–1 2–1 3–0
2   Hungary (2–1) 1–2 3–0 3–0
3   Portugal (1–2) 1–2 0–3 2–1
4   Bosnia and Herzegovina (0–3) 0–3 0–3 1–2
Pool C POL ISR ROU TUR
1   Poland (3–0) 2–1 2–1 3–0
2   Israel (1–2) 1–2 1–2 2–1
3   Romania (1–2) 1–2 2–1 1–2
4   Turkey (1–2) 0–3 1–2 2–1
Pool D BUL NED SLO LUX
1   Bulgaria (3–0) 3–0 3–0 3–0
2   Netherlands (2–1) 3–0 0–3 3–0
3   Slovenia (1–2) 0–3 0–3 2–1
4   Luxembourg (0–3) 1–2 0–3 0–3

Play-offsEdit

Placing A Team Score C Team
Promotional   Croatia 1–2   Poland
5th–8th   Belarus 0–2   Israel
9th–12th   Austria 2–1   Romania
Relegation   Georgia 1–2   Turkey
Placing B Team Score D Team
Promotional   Great Britain 2–0   Bulgaria
5th–8th   Hungary 2–0   Netherlands
9th–12th   Portugal W/O   Slovenia
Relegation   Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2   Luxembourg

Group IIEdit

Venue: Bellevue Club, Ulcinj, Montenegro (outdoor clay)

Dates: 17–20 April

Participating teamsEdit

Group IIIEdit

Venue: Terraten Club, Chișinău, Moldova (outdoor clay)

Dates: 8–11 May

Participating teamsEdit

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.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Draw made for 2013 Fed Cup". fedcup.com. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Sara Errani secures Fed Cup for Italy with win over Alisa Kleybanova". Guardian. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2013.

External linksEdit