2013 Fed Cup World Group

The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup (women's tennis) competition in 2013. First seeds Czech Republic were the defending champions, but they were defeated in the semi-finals by Italy. Italy won the final against Russia.[1][2][3][4]

Participating teamsEdit

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Czech Republic
 
Italy
 
Japan
 
Russia
 
Serbia
 
Slovakia
 
United States

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  

First roundEdit

Czech Republic vs. AustraliaEdit

 
Czech Republic
4
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, Czech Republic[5]
9–10 February 2013
Novacrylic ultracushion hard (indoors)
 
Australia
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Petra Kvitová
Jarmila Gajdošová
77
62
6
3
   
2  
 
Lucie Šafářová
Samantha Stosur
78
66
77
64
   
3  
 
Petra Kvitová
Samantha Stosur
2
6
77
63
6
4
 
4  
 
Lucie Šafářová
Jarmila Gajdošová
      not
played
5  
 
Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká
Ashleigh Barty / Casey Dellacqua
6
0
77
61
   

United States vs. ItalyEdit

 
United States
2
105 Stadium, Rimini, Italy[6]
9–10 February 2013
Red clay (indoors)
 
Italy
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Jamie Hampton
Sara Errani
2
6
1
6
   
2  
 
Varvara Lepchenko
Roberta Vinci
2
6
6
4
7
5
 
3  
 
Varvara Lepchenko
Sara Errani
7
5
6
2
   
4  
 
Jamie Hampton
Roberta Vinci
2
6
6
4
1
6
 
5  
 
Liezel Huber / Varvara Lepchenko
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
2
6
2
6
   

Russia vs. JapanEdit

 
Russia
3
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia[7]
9–10 February 2013
Hard (RuKortHard) (indoors)
 
Japan
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Maria Kirilenko
Kimiko Date-Krumm
77
63
6
4
   
2  
 
Ekaterina Makarova
Ayumi Morita
2
6
2
6
   
3  
 
Elena Vesnina
Ayumi Morita
4
6
1
6
   
4  
 
Ekaterina Makarova
Kimiko Date-Krumm
6
1
6
1
   
5  
 
Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina
Misaki Doi / Ayumi Morita
6
2
6
2
   

Slovakia vs. SerbiaEdit

 
Slovakia
3
Čair Sports Center, Niš, Serbia[8]
9–10 February 2013
Hard (RuKortHard) (indoors)
 
Serbia
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Daniela Hantuchová
Bojana Jovanovski
7
5
6
2
   
2  
 
Dominika Cibulková
Vesna Dolonc
6
4
5
4
  retired
 
3  
 
Jana Čepelová
Bojana Jovanovski
5
7
7
5
11
9
 
4  
 
Daniela Hantuchová
Vesna Dolonc
6
3
6
2
   
5  
 
Jana Čepelová / Magdaléna Rybáriková
Vesna Dolonc / Aleksandra Krunić
       
w/o

SemifinalsEdit

Czech Republic vs. ItalyEdit

 
Czech Republic
1
Country Time Club, Palermo, Italy[9]
20–22 April 2013
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Italy
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Lucie Šafářová
Sara Errani
4
6
2
6
   
2  
 
Petra Kvitová
Roberta Vinci
4
6
1
6
   
3  
 
Petra Kvitová
Sara Errani
2
6
6
2
6
0
 
4  
 
Lucie Šafářová
Roberta Vinci
3
6
77
62
3
6
 
5  
 
Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká
Flavia Pennetta / Francesca Schiavone
      not
played

Russia vs. SlovakiaEdit

 
Russia
3
Sports Center Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia[10]
20–21 April 2013
Red clay (indoor)
 
Slovakia
2
1 2 3
1  
 
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Dominika Cibulková
7
5
1
6
4
6
 
2  
 
Maria Kirilenko
Daniela Hantuchová
2
6
4
6
   
3  
 
Maria Kirilenko
Dominika Cibulková
7
5
6
1
   
4  
 
Ekaterina Makarova
Daniela Hantuchová
6
3
4
6
6
4
 
5  
 
Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina
Dominika Cibulková / Daniela Hantuchová
4
6
6
3
6
1
 

FinalEdit

Italy vs. RussiaEdit

 
Italy
4
Tennis Club Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy[11]
2–3 November 2013
Red clay (outdoors)
 
Russia
0
1 2 3
1  
 
Roberta Vinci
Alexandra Panova
5
7
7
5
8
6
 
2  
 
Sara Errani
Irina Khromacheva
6
1
6
4
   
3  
 
Sara Errani
Alisa Kleybanova
6
1
6
1
   
4  
 
Roberta Vinci
Irina Khromacheva
      not
played
5  
 
Karin Knapp / Flavia Pennetta
Margarita Gasparyan / Irina Khromacheva
4
6
6
2
[10]
[4]
 


 2013 Fed Cup Champions 
 
Italy
Fourth title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sara Errani secures Fed Cup for Italy with win over Alisa Kleybanova". Guardian. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Italy wins fourth Fed cup". Fedcup.com. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Italy claims fourth Fed Cup title". ESPN. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Italy ease past Russia to claim fourth title". BBC Sport. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Czech Republic v Australia". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "United States v Italy". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Russia v Japan". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Slovakia v Serbia". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Czech Republic v Italy". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Russia v Slovakia". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "Italy v Russia". fedcup.com.

See alsoEdit