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The 2016 Fed Cup was the 54th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in women's tennis. The final took place on 12–13 November and was won by the Czech Republic for the third year in a row, and for the fifth time in six years.[1][2][3]

2016 Fed Cup
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Details
Duration6 February – 13 November
Edition54th
Achievements (singles)
2015
2017

World GroupEdit

Participating teams
 
Czech Republic
 
France
 
Germany
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Romania
 
Russia
 
Switzerland

SeedsEdit

  1.   Czech Republic (Champions)
  2.   Russia (First round)
  3.   Germany (First round)
  4.   Italy (First round)

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
                           
  Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  1    Czech Republic 3  
     Romania 2     Lucerne, Switzerland
    1    Czech Republic 3  
  Leipzig, Germany       Switzerland 2  
      Switzerland 3
  3    Germany 2     Strasbourg, France
    1    Czech Republic 3
  Marseille, France        France 2
  4    Italy 1  
     France 4     Trélazé, France
       France 3
  Moscow, Russia      Netherlands 2  
     Netherlands 3
  2    Russia 1  

FinalEdit

France vs. Czech RepublicEdit

 
France
2
Strasbourg, France[4]
12–13 November 2016
Hard (indoors)
 
Czech Republic
3
1 2 3
1  
 
Kristina Mladenovic
Karolína Plíšková
3
6
6
4
14
16
 
2  
 
Caroline Garcia
Petra Kvitová
7
6
6
3
   
3  
 
Caroline Garcia
Karolína Plíšková
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
4  
 
Alizé Cornet
Barbora Strýcová
2
6
6
7
   
5  
 
Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic
Karolína Plíšková / Barbora Strýcová
5
7
5
7
   

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.

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Moscow, Russia Clay (i)   Russia (1) 2–3   Belarus
Lleida, Spain Clay   Spain 4–0   Italy (2)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania Clay (i)   Romania 1–4   Germany (3)
Brisbane, Australia Clay   Australia (4) 0–4   United States

World Group IIEdit

The World Group II was the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2016. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 6–7 February

Participating teams
 
Australia
 
Belarus
 
Canada
 
Poland
 
Serbia
 
Slovakia
 
Spain
 
United States

SeedsEdit

  1.   Australia
  2.   Serbia (World Group II Play-off)
  3.   Poland (World Group II Play-off)
  4.   Canada (World Group II Play-off)

Date: 6–7 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Slovakia 2–3   Australia (1)
Kraljevo, Serbia Hard (i)   Serbia (2) 0–4   Spain
Kailua Kona, USA Hard   United States 4–0   Poland (3)
Québec City, Canada Hard (i)   Canada (4) 2–3   Belarus

World Group II Play-offsEdit

The four losing teams from World Group II played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I.

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Belgrade, Serbia Clay (i)   Serbia (1) 2–3   Belgium
Bratislava, Slovakia Clay (i)   Slovakia 3–2   Canada (2)
Inowrocław, Poland Hard (i)   Poland (3) 1–4   Chinese Taipei
Kiev, Ukraine Hard   Ukraine 4–0   Argentina (4)

Americas ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Venue: Country Club Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (outdoor clay)[5]

Dates: 3–6 February

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: Centro de Tenis Honda, Bayamón, Puerto Rico (outdoor hard)[6]

Dates: 1–6 February

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

  •   Chile and   Venezuela were promoted to Americas Zone Group I in 2017.

Asia/Oceania ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Venue: Hua Hin Centennial Sports Club, Hua Hin, Thailand (outdoor hard)[7]

Dates: 3–6 February

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: Centennial Sports Club, Hua Hin, Thailand (outdoor hard)[8]

Dates: 11–16 April

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

  •   Philippines were promoted to Asia/Oceania Group I in 2017.

Europe/Africa ZoneEdit

Group IEdit

Venue: Municipal Tennis Centre, Eilat, Israel (outdoor hard)[9]

Dates: 3–6 February

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IIEdit

Venue: Gezira Sporting Club, Cairo, Egypt (outdoor clay)[10]

Dates: 13–16 April

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

Group IIIEdit

Venue: Bellevue, Ulcinj, Montenegro (outdoor clay) [11]

Dates: 11–16 April

Participating teams

Play-offsEdit

  •   Luxembourg and   Norway were promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Czech Republic beats France to win fifth Fed Cup title in six years". USA Today. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Barbora Strycova key as Czech Republic beat France to retain Fed Cup". Guardian. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Fed Cup 2016: Czech Republic beat France to claim a third consecutive title". BBC Sport. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  4. ^ "France v Czech Republic". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "Americas Group I 2016". www.fedcup.com. ITF. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  6. ^ "Americas Group II 2016". www.fedcup.com. ITF. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  7. ^ "Asia/Oceania Group I 2016". www.fedcup.com. ITF.
  8. ^ "Asia/Oceania Group II 2016". www.fedcup.com. ITF. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Europe/Africa Group I 2016". www.fedcup.com. ITF. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  10. ^ "Europe/Africa Group II 2016". www.fedcup.com. ITF. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  11. ^ "Europe/Africa Group III 2016". www.fedcup.com. ITF. Retrieved 6 January 2016.

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