1968 Federation Cup (tennis)
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1968 Federation Cup Tennis
1968 Federation Cup
Details
Duration21 - 26 May
Edition6th
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1967
1969

The 1968 Federation Cup was the sixth edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. 23 nations participated in the tournament, which was held at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from 21-26 May. Australia defeated the Netherlands in the final, in what was the first final not featuring United States, giving Australia their third title.[1]

Participating Teams

Draw

All ties were played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on clay courts.

  First Round
21 May
Second Round
22-23 May
Quarterfinals
24 May
Semifinals
25 May
Final
26 May
                                               
       
   Australia 3  
     Brazil 0  
     
       
   Australia 2  
   South Africa 1  
       
       
   South Africa 3
     Canada 0  
     
       
   Australia 3  
   Great Britain 0  
 Czechoslovakia 2  
 Norway 0  
   Czechoslovakia 1
     Great Britain 2  
 Great Britain 3
 Sweden 0  
   Soviet Union 0
   Great Britain 3  
 Soviet Union 3  
 Belgium 0  
   Soviet Union 3
     Italy 0  
 Italy 2
 Mexico 1  
   Australia 3
   Netherlands 0
 Netherlands 3  
 Finland 0  
   Netherlands 2  
     Poland 1  
 Poland 2
 Greece 0  
   Netherlands 3  
   Bulgaria 0  
 Bulgaria 2  
 Chile 1  
   Bulgaria
     West Germany w/o  
     
       
   Netherlands 2
   United States 1  
       
       
   France 3
     Portugal 0  
     
       
   France 1
   United States 2  
       
       
    Switzerland 0
     United States 3  
     

First Round

Czechoslovakia vs. Norway


Czechoslovakia
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [2]
21 May 1968
Clay

Norway
0
1 2 3
1 Czechoslovakia
Norway
Vlasta Vopi?ková
Kirsten Robsahm
6
0
6
4
   
2 Czechoslovakia
Norway
Jitka Volavková
Ellen Grindvold
6
3
6
3
   
3 Czechoslovakia
Norway
 
 
      not
played

Great Britain vs. Sweden

Soviet Union vs. Belgium

Italy vs. Mexico

Netherlands vs. Finland

Poland vs. Greece


Poland
2
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France [7]
21 May 1968
Clay

Greece
0
1 2 3
1 Poland
Greece
Danuta Wieczorek
Dionissia Asteri
3
6
6
0
6
2
 
2 Poland
Greece
Barbara Olszewska
Carol-Ann Kalgeropoulos
4
6
6
2
6
2
 
3 Poland
Greece
 
 
      not
played

Bulgaria vs. Chile

Second Round

Australia vs. Brazil

South Africa vs. Canada

Czechoslovakia vs. Great Britain

Soviet Union vs. Italy

Netherlands vs. Poland

France vs. Portugal

Switzerland vs. United States

Quarterfinals

Australia vs. South Africa

Great Britain vs. Soviet Union

Netherlands vs. Bulgaria

France vs. United States

Semifinals

Australia vs. Great Britain

  • The doubles rubber for this tie holds the Fed Cup record for the most games (pre-tiebreak), with 51[21]

Netherlands vs. United States

Final

Australia vs. Netherlands

References

  1. ^ "1968 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Norway". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Great Britain v Sweden". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "Soviet Union v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "Italy v Mexico". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Netherlands v Finland". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Poland v Greece". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Bulgaria v Chile". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Australia v Brazil". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "South Africa v Canada". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "Czechoslovakia v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Soviet Union v Italy". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "Netherlands v Poland". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "France v Portugal". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "Switzerland v United States". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Australia v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "Great Britain Soviet Union". fedcup.com.
  18. ^ "Netherlands v Bulgaria". fedcup.com.
  19. ^ "France v United States". fedcup.com.
  20. ^ "Australia v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  21. ^ "Fed Cup General Records". fedcup.com.
  22. ^ "Netherlands v United States". fedcup.com.
  23. ^ "Australia v Netherlands". fedcup.com.

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