Japan Billie Jean King Cup team

The Japan women's national tennis team represents Japan in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Japan Tennis Association. They were most recently promoted to the 2019 Fed Cup World Group II after defeating Great Britain in the 2018 World Group II Play-offs.

Japan
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CaptainToshihisa Tsuchihashi
ITF ranking14 Increase 3 (22 April 2019)
ColorsRed & White
First year1964
Years played52
Ties played (W–L)160 (96–64)
Years in
World Group
30 (12–27)
Best finishWorld Group SF (1996)
Most total winsKazuko Sawamatsu (44–10)
Most singles winsKazuko Sawamatsu (25–5)
Most doubles winsKazuko Sawamatsu (19–5)
Best doubles teamShuko Aoyama /
Eri Hozumi (10–2)
Most ties playedKazuko Sawamatsu (30)
Most years playedAi Sugiyama (12)

HistoryEdit

Japan competed in its first Fed Cup in 1964. They achieved their best result by reaching the semifinals in 1996.

Current team (2019 Fed Cup, World Group II Playoffs - 20–21 April - vs Netherlands)Edit

WTA Rankings as of 15 April 2019

  • Misaki Doi (WTA singles ranking No. 104/doubles ranking No. 123)
  • Nao Hibino (WTA singles ranking No. 112/doubles ranking No. 78)
  • Kurumi Nara (WTA singles ranking No. 169/doubles ranking No. 491)
  • Eri Hozumi (WTA singles ranking No. 327/doubles ranking No. 31)
  • Shuko Aoyama (WTA singles ranking No. 562/doubles ranking No. 44)

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up in the last three years. (Most recent call-up in brackets)

ResultsEdit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2003 Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 21 April Ariake Tennis Park and Colosseum,
Tokyo, Japan
  South Korea 2–1 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 22 April Tokyo, Japan   New Zealand 3–0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 23 April Tokyo, Japan   China 2–0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round 25 April Tokyo, Japan   Hong Kong 2–0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Play-offs 26 April Tokyo, Japan   Thailand 3–0 Won
World Group Play-Offs 19–20 July Gifu, Japan   Sweden 4–1 Won
2004 World Group 24–25 April Buenos Aires, Argentina   Argentina 2–3 Loss
World Group Play-Offs 10–11 July Plovdiv, Bulgaria   Bulgaria 3–2 Won
2005 World Group II, 1st Round 23–24 April Prague, Czech Republic   Czech Republic 2–3 Loss
World Group II, Playoffs 9–10 July Tokyo, Japan   Bulgaria 4–1 Won
2006 World Group II, 1st Round 22–23 April Tokyo, Japan    Switzerland 4–1 Won
World Group I, Playoffs 15–16 July Tokyo, Japan   Austria 5–0 Won
2007 World Group I, 1st Round 21–22 April Limoges, France   France 0–5 Loss
World Group I, Playoffs 14–15 July Toyota, Japan   Germany 2–3 Loss
2008 World Group II, 1st Round 2–3 February Miki-shi, Japan   Croatia 4–1 Won
World Group I, Playoffs 26–27 April Tokyo, Japan   France 1–4 Loss
2009 World Group II, 1st Round 7–8 February Belgrade, Serbia   Serbia 1–4 Loss
World Group II, Playoffs 25–26 April Gdynia, Poland   Poland 2–3 Loss
2010 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round 3 February National Tennis Centre,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  India 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round 4 February Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   New Zealand 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round 5 February Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   South Korea 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 6 February Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Chinese Taipei 2–1 Won
World Group II, Playoff 24–25 April Maribor, Slovenia   Slovenia 1–4 Loss
2011 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 2 February National Tennis Centre,
Nonthaburi, Thailand
  Kazakhstan 2–1 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 3 February Nonthaburi, Thailand   South Korea 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 4 February Nonthaburi, Thailand   Chinese Taipei 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 5 February Nonthaburi, Thailand   Uzbekistan 3–0 Won
World Group II, Play-off 16–17 July Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan   Argentina 4–0 Won
2012 World Group II, 1st Round 4–5 February Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan   Slovenia 5–0 Won
World Group II, Play-off 21–22 April Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan   Belgium 4–1 Won
2013 World Group I, 1st Round 9–10 February Olympic (Indoor) Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Russia 2–3 Loss
World Group I, Play-off 20–21 April Real Club de Polo, Barcelona, Spain   Spain 0–4 Loss
2014 World Group II, 1st Round 8–9 February Pilara Tennis Club, Pilar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina   Argentina 1–3 Loss
World Group II, Play-off 19–20 April Maaspoort Sports and Events Arena, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands   Netherlands 2–3 Loss
2015 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 4 February Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre, Guangzhou, China   South Korea 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 5 February Guangzhou, China   Hong Kong 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round 6 February Guangzhou, China   Uzbekistan 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 7 February Guangzhou, China   Kazakhstan 2–0 Won
World Group II, Play-off 18–19 April Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan   Belarus 2–3 Loss
2016 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Pool A Round Robin, 1st round 3 February True Arena Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand   Uzbekistan 1–2 Loss
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Pool A Round Robin, 1st round 4 February Hua Hin, Thailand   India 2–1 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Pool A Round Robin, 1st round 5 February Hua Hin, Thailand   Thailand 2–1 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 6 February Hua Hin, Thailand   Chinese Taipei 1–2 Loss
2017 Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round 8 February National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan   India 3–0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round 9 February Astana, Kazakhstan   Philippines 3–0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round 10 February Astana, Kazakhstan   China 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 11 February Astana, Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan 1-2 Loss
2018 Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round 7 February R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, New Delhi, India   Thailand 3–0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round 8 February New Delhi, India   South Korea 3–0 Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round 9 February New Delhi, India   Chinese Taipei 3–0 Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off 10 February New Delhi, India   Kazakhstan 2–1 Won
World Group II, Play-off 21–22 April Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan[1]   Great Britain 3–2 Won
2019 World Group II, 1st Round 9–10 February Kitakyushu Sogo Gymnastic Hall, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan   Spain 2–3 Loss
World Group II, Play-off 20–21 April Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan   Netherlands 4–0 Won

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JTA_PR_Team". Japan Tennis Association Twitter Account (Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-15.

External linksEdit