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Romania Fed Cup team

The Romania Fed Cup team represents Romania in Fed Cup tennis competition. It is governed by the Federația Română de Tenis and currently competes in the World Group I, the highest level of the competition.

Romania
Flag of Romania.svg
CaptainFlorin Segărceanu
ITF ranking10 Increase 1 (12 February 2018)
Colorsblue & yellow
First year1973
Years played36
Ties played (W–L)129 (75–54)
Years in
World Group
13 (14–13)
Best finishWorld Group SF (1973, 2019)
Most total winsRuxandra Dragomir (30–17)
Most singles winsRuxandra Dragomir (21–7)
Most doubles winsMonica Niculescu (14–9)
Best doubles teamGabriela Niculescu /
Monica Niculescu (8–0)
Most ties playedMonica Niculescu (33)
Most years playedMonica Niculescu (10)

Current teamEdit

Rankings as of 16 April 2018.

Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks[1][2]
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Irina-Camelia Begu (1990-08-26)August 26, 1990 2010 2019   France 16 7–6 7–3 13–9 38 25
Ana Bogdan (1992-11-25)November 25, 1992 2018 2019   France 1 0–0 0–1 0–1 66 569
Mihaela Buzărnescu (1988-05-04)May 4, 1988 2006 2019   France 4 2–2 1–2 3–2 40 65
Sorana Cîrstea (1990-04-07)April 7, 1990 2006 2018    Switzerland 19 11–6 5–6 16–12 34 153
Alexandra Dulgheru (1989-05-30)May 30, 1989 2010 2016   Germany 10 6–3 1–5 7–8 179 -
Simona Halep (1991-09-27)September 27, 1991 2010 2019   France 17 16–5 2–4 16–9 1 77
Andreea Mitu (1991-09-22)September 22, 1991 2015 2016   Czech Republic 2 1–0 0–2 1–2 - -
Monica Niculescu (1987-09-25)September 25, 1987 2004 2019   France 36 15–10 16–10 30–20 64 13
Raluca Olaru (1989-03-03)March 3, 1989 2007 2018   Canada 14 3–3 3–8 6–11 49
Patricia Maria Țig (1994-07-29)July 29, 1994 2017 2017   Belgium 1 0–0 0–0 0–0 432 -

HistoryEdit

Romania’s best result is a semi-final appearance in 1973. Romania is also a five-time Fed Cup quarterfinalist, having reached the last eight in 1974, 1978, 1980, 1981 and 2016.

It spent a total of twelve years in the competition's World Group, from which it was relegated in 1992. Romania spent the next seven years in the Europe/Africa Zonal level. The team reached the World Group II Play-offs in 1999 but failed to secure a promotion to that level.

Romania competed exclusively at the Europe/Africa Zonal level from 2000 through 2013. With four players among the WTA's top 100 at the end of 2013 and 2014,[1][3] the team achieved back-to-back promotions between 2014 and 2015.

As a result, Romania competed at the World Group level in 2016, for the first time since 1992, and were relegated to the World Group II for 2017. In 2018, Romania booked its return to the World Group thanks to a 3-1 play-off victory over Switzerland.

PlayersEdit

2019 team (World Group)Edit

2018 team (World Group Play-offs)Edit

2018 team (World Group II)Edit

2017 team (World Group II Play-offs)Edit

2017 team (World Group II)Edit

2016 team (World Group Play-offs)Edit

2016 team (World Group)Edit

2015 team (World Group Play-offs)Edit

2015 team (World Group II)Edit

Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

2014 teamEdit

2013 teamEdit

2012 teamEdit

2011 teamEdit

2010 teamEdit

2009 teamEdit

ResultsEdit

Only World Group, World Group Play-off, World Group II, and World Group II Play-off ties are included.

1973–1979Edit

Year Competition[4] Date Location Opponent Score Result
1973 World Group, 1st Round 1 May Bad Homburg (FRG)   Brazil 3–0 Won
World Group, 2nd Round 3 May Bad Homburg (FRG)   Sweden 2–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinal 4 May Bad Homburg (FRG)   Great Britain 2–1 Won
World Group, Semifinal 5 May Bad Homburg (FRG)   South Africa 1–2 Lost
1974 World Group, 1st Round May Naples (ITA)   Argentina 2–1 Won
World Group, 2nd Round May Naples (ITA)   Sweden 2–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinal May Naples (ITA)   West Germany 0–3 Lost
1975 World Group, 1st Round May Aix-en-Provence (FRA)   Luxembourg 3–0 Won
World Group, 2nd Round May Aix-en-Provence (FRA)   Italy 1–2 Lost
1976 World Group, 1st Round August Philadelphia (USA)   Australia 0–3 Lost
1978 World Group, 1st Round November Melbourne (AUS)   Italy 2–1 Won
World Group, 2nd Round November Melbourne (AUS)    Switzerland 2–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinal December Melbourne (AUS)   Soviet Union 0–3 Lost
1979 World Group, 1st Round April Madrid (ESP)   Mexico 2–1 Won
World Group, 2nd Round May Madrid (ESP)    Switzerland 1–2 Lost

1980–1989Edit

Year Competition[4] Date Location Opponent Score Result
1980 World Group, 1st Round May Berlin (FRG)   Ireland 3–0 Won
World Group, 2nd Round May Berlin (FRG)    Switzerland 2–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinal May Berlin (FRG)   Czechoslovakia 1–2 Lost
1981 World Group, 1st Round November Tokyo (JPN)   Hungary 3–0 Won
World Group, 2nd Round November Tokyo (JPN)   Israel 3–0 Won
World Group, Quarterfinal November Tokyo (JPN)   United States 0–3 Lost
1983 World Group, 1st Round July Zurich (SUI)   Canada 3–0 Won
World Group, 2nd Round July Zurich (SUI)    Switzerland 1–2 Lost
1986 World Group, 1st Round July Prague (TCH)   Brazil 1–2 Lost

1990–1999Edit

Year Competition[4] Date Location Opponent Score Result
1991 World Group, 1st Round 22 July Nottingham (GBR)   Finland 0–3 Lost
World Group, Play-off 24 July Nottingham (GBR)   Portugal 2–0 Won
1992 World Group, 1st Round 14 July Frankfurt (GER)   Austria 1–2 Lost
World Group, Play-off 16 July Frankfurt (GER)   Bulgaria 1–2 Lost
1999 World Group II, Round Robin 21 July Amsterdam (NED)   Chinese Taipei 3–0 Won
World Group II, Round Robin 22 July Amsterdam (NED)   Argentina 1–2 Lost
World Group II, Round Robin 23 July Amsterdam (NED)   Australia 1–2 Lost

2010–2019Edit

Year Competition[4] Date Location Opponent Score Result
2014 World Group II, Play-off 19–20 April Bucharest (ROU)   Serbia 4–1 Won
2015 World Group II, 1st Round 7–8 February Galați (ROU)   Spain 3–2 Won
World Group, Play-off 18–19 April Montreal (CAN)   Canada 3–2 Won
2016 World Group, 1st Round 6–7 February Cluj-Napoca (ROU)   Czech Republic 2–3 Lost
World Group, Play-off 16–17 April Cluj-Napoca (ROU)   Germany 1–4 Lost
2017 World Group II, 1st Round 11–12 February Bucharest (ROU)   Belgium 1–3 Lost
World Group II, Play-off 22–23 April Mamaia (ROU)   Great Britain 3-2 Won
2018 World Group II, 1st Round 10-11 February Cluj-Napoca (ROU)   Canada 3–1 Won
World Group, Play-off 21-22 April Cluj-Napoca (ROU)    Switzerland 3–1 Won
2019 World Group, 1st Round 9-10 February Ostrava (CZE)   Czech Republic 3–2 Won
World Group, Semifinals 20-21 April Rouen (FRA)   France 2-3 Lost

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WTA Year End Singles Rankings - 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ "WTA Year End Doubles Rankings - 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ "WTA Year End Singles Rankings - 2013" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Fed Cup - Team - Romania". ITF. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit