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The 2014 Fed Cup (also known as the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for sponsorship purposes) was the 52nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in women's tennis. The final took place on 8–9 November and was won by the Czech Republic.[1] Petra Kvitová won both of her singles matches in that final against Germany, delivering two of the three points needed for victory of her team.

2014 Fed Cup
Details
Duration8 February – 9 November 2014
Edition52nd
Achievements (singles)
2013
2015

The draw took place on 10 July 2013 in Paris, France.

World GroupEdit

Source:[2]

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Czech Republic
 
Germany
 
Italy
 
Russia
 
Slovakia
 
Spain
 
United States

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
8–9 February
Semifinals
19–20 April
Final
8–9 November
                           
  Cleveland, United States (indoor hard)
  1    Italy 3  
     United States 1     Ostrava, Czech Republic (indoor hard)
    1    Italy 0  
  Seville, Spain (outdoor clay)   3    Czech Republic 4  
     Spain 2
  3    Czech Republic 3     Prague, Czech Republic (indoor hard)
    3    Czech Republic 3
  Bratislava, Slovakia (indoor hard)        Germany 1
  4    Slovakia 1  
     Germany 3     Brisbane, Australia (outdoor hard)
       Germany 3
  Hobart, Australia (outdoor hard)      Australia 1  
     Australia 4
  2    Russia 0  

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2014. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Dates: 8–9 February

Results:[3]

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Montreal, Canada Hard (i)   Canada 3–1   Serbia (1)
Borås, Sweden Hard (i)   Sweden (3) 2–3   Poland
Paris, France Hard (i)   France 3–2    Switzerland (4)
Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Argentina 3–1   Japan (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.

Dates: 19–20 April

Results:[4]

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting team
Adler Arena Skating Center, Sochi, Russia Clay (i)   Russia (1) 4–0   Argentina
PEPS, Quebec City, Canada Hard (i)   Canada 3–1   Slovakia (2)
Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, United States Hard (i)   United States (3) 2–3   France
Barcelona Tennis Olimpic, Barcelona, Spain Clay   Spain (4) 2–3   Poland

  Russia remained in the World Group in 2015.
  Canada,   France and   Poland were promoted to the World Group in 2015.
  Argentina remained in World Group II in 2015.
  Slovakia,   Spain and   United States were relegated to World Group II in 2015.

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.

Dates: 19–20 April

Results:[5]

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Arenele BNR, Bucharest, Romania Clay   Romania 4–1   Serbia (1)
Maaspoort Sports and Events, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Clay (i)   Netherlands 3–2   Japan (2)
Sparbanken Lidköping Arena, Lidköping, Sweden Hard (i)   Sweden (3) 4–0   Thailand
Clube de Tênis Catanduva, Catanduva, Brazil Clay   Brazil 1–4    Switzerland (4)

  Sweden and    Switzerland remained in World Group II in 2015.
  Netherlands and   Romania were promoted to World Group II in 2015.
  Brazil and   Thailand remained in Zonal Group I in 2015.
  Japan and   Serbia were relegated to Zonal Group I in 2015.

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: Week commencing 3 February

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: Palmas Athletic Club, Humacao, Puerto Rico (outdoor hard)

Dates: 7–12 April

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

  •   Bolivia and   Chile were promoted to Americas Zone Group I in 2015

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: Week commencing 3 February

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IIEdit

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

Dates: Week commencing 3 February

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

  •   Hong Kong was promoted to Asia/Oceania Group I in 2015

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: Syma Sport and Events Centre, Budapest, Hungary (indoor hard)

Dates: Week commencing 3 February

Participating teams
Remaining team

Play-offsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: Šiauliai Tennis School, Šiauliai, Lithuania (indoor hard)

Dates: 16–19 April 2014

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IIIEdit

Venue: Tere Tennis Center, Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)

Dates: 5–8 February 2014

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

  •   Estonia and   Ireland were promoted to Europe/Africa Group II in 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czechs Celebrate Commitment to Team Success". New York Times. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  2. ^ Fed Cup Draws Results World Group
  3. ^ Fed Cup Draws Results World Group II
  4. ^ Fed Cup Draws Results World Group Play-offs
  5. ^ Fed Cup Draws Results World Group II Play-offs

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