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Group IEdit

Venue 1: Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa, Zielona Góra, Poland (indoor hard)
Venue 2: University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom (indoor hard)

Dates: 6–9 February

The fifteen teams were divided into three pools of four teams and one pool of three teams. The four pool winners took part in promotional play-offs to determine the two nations advancing to the World Group II Play-offs. The nations finishing last in their pools took part in relegation play-offs, with the two losing nations being relegated to Group II for 2020. One nation was promoted and one nation was relegated from each venue.[1]

SeedingEdit

Pot Nation Rank1 Seed
1
  Russia 11 1
  Great Britain 18 2
  Ukraine 20 3
  Serbia 21 4
2
  Croatia 26 5
  Poland 26 6
  Estonia 27 7
  Hungary 31 8
3
  Bulgaria 36 9
  Turkey 37 10
  Denmark 43 11
  Sweden 44 12
  Greece 46 13
  Georgia 47 14
  Slovenia 48 15
  • 1Fed Cup Rankings as of 12 November 2018

PoolsEdit

Pool A (Zielona Góra) RUS POL DEN
1   Russia (2–0) 2–1 3–0
2   Poland (1–1) 1–2 3–0
3   Denmark (0–2) 0–3 0–3
Pool B (Zielona Góra) SWE UKR BUL EST
1   Sweden (3–0) 2–1 3–0 2–1
2   Ukraine (2–1) 1–2 2–1 3–0
3   Bulgaria (1–2) 0–3 1–2 2–1
4   Estonia (0–3) 1–2 0–3 1–2
Pool A (Bath) GBR HUN GRE SLO
1   Great Britain (3–0) 2–0 3–0 3–0
2   Hungary (2–1) 0–2 2–1 3–0
3   Greece (1–2) 0–3 1–2 2–1
4   Slovenia (0–3) 0–3 0–3 1–2
Pool B (Bath) SRB CRO TUR GEO
1   Serbia (3–0) 2–1 3–0 2–1
2   Croatia (2–1) 1–2 2–1 2–1
3   Turkey (1–2) 0–3 1–2 3–0
4   Georgia (0–3) 1–2 1–2 0–3

Play-offsEdit

Placing (Zielona Góra) A Team Score B Team
Promotional   Russia 2–0   Sweden
5th–8th   Poland 2–1   Ukraine
9th N/A   Bulgaria
Relegation   Denmark 0–2   Estonia
Placing (Bath) A Team Score B Team
Promotional   Great Britain 2–0   Serbia
5th–8th   Hungary 2–0   Croatia
9th–11th   Greece 1–2   Turkey
Relegation   Slovenia 2–0   Georgia

Final placementsEdit

Placing Teams
Promoted/First   Russia   Great Britain
Third   Sweden   Serbia
Fifth   Poland   Hungary
Seventh   Ukraine   Croatia
Ninth   Bulgaria   Turkey
Eleventh N/A   Greece
Twelfth   Estonia   Slovenia
Relegated/Fourteenth   Denmark   Georgia

Group IIEdit

Venue: Centre National de Tennis, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (indoor hard)

Dates: 6–9 February

The seven teams were divided into two pools of three and four teams. The two pool winners and runners-up took part in promotional play-offs to determine the two nations advancing to the Group I for 2020. The nations finishing third in their pools took part in a relegation play-off, with the losing nation being relegated to Group III for 2020. The nation finishing last in Group B was automatically regelated to Group III for 2020.[2]

SeedingEdit

Pot Nation Rank1 Seed
1
  Austria 49 1
  Israel 53 2
2
  Luxembourg 61 3
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 62 4
3
  Portugal 66 5
  South Africa 70 6
  Tunisia 71 7
  • 1Fed Cup Rankings as of 12 November 2018

PoolsEdit

Pool A AUT TUN BIH
1   Austria (2–0) 2–1 3–0
2   Tunisia (1–1) 1–2 2–1
3   Bosnia and Herzegovina (0–2) 0–3 1–2
Pool B LUX ISR POR RSA
1   Luxembourg (3–0) 3–0 3–0 2–1
2   Israel (2–1) 0–3 2–1 2–1
3   Portugal (1–2) 0–3 1–2 2–0
4   South Africa (0–3) 1–2 1–2 0–2

Play-offsEdit

Placing A Team Score B Team
Promotional   Austria 2–0   Israel
Promotional   Tunisia 0–2   Luxembourg
Relegation   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2   Portugal
Relegation N/A   South Africa

Final placementsEdit

Placing Teams
Promoted/First   Austria   Luxembourg
Third   Israel   Tunisia
Fifth   Portugal
Relegated/Sixth   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Relegated/Seventh   South Africa

Group IIIEdit

Venue 1: Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, Finland (indoor hard)
Venue 2: Ulcinj Bellevue, Ulcinj, Montenegro (clay)

Dates: 15–20 April

Format: 17 nations will compete across two different venues, with 9 nations taking part in Helsinki and 8 nations taking part in Ulcinj. In each location teams will compete across two pools; one pool of 5 teams and one pool of 4 teams in Helsinki, and one pool of 4 teams and one pool of 3 teams in Ulcinj. The winners of each pool will play-off to determine the nations advancing to Group II in 2020. One nation will be promoted from each venue. [3]

SeedingEdit

Pot Nation Rank1 Seed
1
  Norway 60 1
  Lithuania 65 2
  Cyprus 71 3
  Egypt 73 4
2
  Armenia 75 5
  Morocco 76 6
  North Macedonia 77 7
  Finland 78 8
3
  Malta 81 9
  Ireland 82 10
  Algeria 86 11
  Montenegro 89 12
4
  Kosovo 94 13
  Kenya 95 14
  Iceland 97 15
  Cameroon 99 16
  Uganda 102 17
  Congo NR 18
  • 1Fed Cup Rankings as of 11 February 2019

PoolsEdit

Pool A (Helsinki) FIN LTU MLT ISL
1   Finland (3–0) 2–1 3–0 3–0
2   Lithuania (2–1) 1–2 3–0 3–0
3   Malta (1–2) 0–3 0–3 2–1
4   Iceland (0–3) 0–3 0–3 1–2
Pool B (Helsinki) CYP KOS MKD ALG CGO
1   Cyprus (4–0) 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–0
2   Kosovo (3–1) 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1
3   North Macedonia (2–2) 1–2 1–2 3–0 3–0
4   Algeria (1–3) 0–3 1–2 0–3 3–0
5   Congo (0–4) 0–3 1–2 0–3 0–3
Pool A (Ulcinj) NOR MNE ARM
1   Norway (2–0) 3–0 3–0
2   Montenegro (1–1) 0–3 3–0
3   Armenia (0–2) 0–3 0–3
Pool B (Ulcinj) EGY IRL MAR KEN
1   Egypt (3–0) 2–1 2–1 3–0
2   Ireland (2–1) 1–2 2–1 3–0
3   Morocco (1–2) 1–2 1–2 3–0
4   Kenya (0–3) 0–3 0–3 0–3

Play-offsEdit

Placing (Helsinki) A Team Score B Team
Promotional   Finland 2–0   Cyprus
3rd–4th   Lithuania 2–0   Kosovo
5th–6th   Malta 0–2   North Macedonia
7th–8th   Iceland 0–2   Algeria
9th N/A   Congo
Placing (Ulcinj) A Team Score B Team
Promotional   Norway 1–2   Egypt
3rd–4th   Montenegro 1–2   Ireland
5th–6th   Armenia 0–3   Morocco
7th N/A   Kenya

Final placementsEdit

Placing Teams
Promoted/First   Finland   Egypt
Second   Cyprus   Norway
Third   Lithuania   Ireland
Fourth   Kosovo   Montenegro
Fifth   North Macedonia   Morocco
Sixth   Malta   Armenia
Seventh   Algeria   Kenya
Eighth   Iceland
Ninth   Congo
  •   Finland and   Egypt were promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Group I Europe 2019". www.fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Group II Europe 2019". www.fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Group III Europe 2019". www.fedcup.com.

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