1977 Federation Cup (tennis)
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1977 Federation Cup Tennis

The 1977 Federation Cup was the 15th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. The tournament was held at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in Eastbourne, United Kingdom, from 13-18 June. The United States defended their title, defeating Australia in their seventh final.

Participating teams

Draw

All ties were played at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, United Kingdom, on grass courts.

  First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
   United States 3  
   Austria 0  
     United States 3  
        Switzerland 0  
    Switzerland 2
   Norway 1  
     United States 3  
     France 0  
   Greece 3  
   Portugal 0  
     Greece 0
       France 3  
   France 3
   Luxembourg 0  
    3  
     South Africa 0  
   Belgium 1  
   New Zealand 2  
     New Zealand 0
       South Africa 3  
   South Africa 2
   Japan 1  
     South Africa 2
     Netherlands 1  
   Israel    
   India w/o  
     Israel 0
       Netherlands 3  
   Uruguay 0
   Netherlands 3  
    2
     Australia 1
   Great Britain 3  
   Denmark 0  
     Great Britain 3  
       South Korea 0  
   Mexico 1
   South Korea 2  
     Great Britain 3  
     Sweden 0  
   Finland 0  
   Sweden 3  
     Sweden 3
       Argentina 0  
   Argentina 2
   Chile 1  
     Great Britain 1
     Australia 2  
  3  
   Spain 0  
    3
       Canada 0  
   Ireland 0
   Canada 3  
    1
     Australia 2  
  0  
   Brazil 3  
     Brazil 0
       Australia 3  
   Indonesia 0
   Australia 3  

1st and 2nd Round losing teams play in Consolation Rounds

First Round

United States vs. Austria


United States
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Austria
0

[1]

Switzerland vs. Norway


Switzerland
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Norway
1

[2]

Greece vs. Portugal


Greece
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Portugal
0
  • Denise Panagopoulou, who defeated Graça Cardoso in the first rubber, holds the Fed Cup record for the youngest player at 12 years and 360 days (although players must now be aged 14 years or older).[3]

[4]

France vs. Luxembourg


France
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Luxembourg
0

[5]

Belgium vs. New Zealand


Belgium
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

New Zealand
2

[6]

South Africa vs. Japan


South Africa
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Japan
1
1 2 3
1 South Africa
Japan
Linky Boshoff
Kimiyo Yagahara
6
0
6
1
   
2 South Africa
Japan
Brigitte Cuypers
Naoko Sato
4
6
10
8
4
6
 
3 South Africa
Japan
Linky Boshoff / Ilana Kloss
Kayoko Fukuoka / Naoko Cato
6
2
6
4
   

[7]

Uruguay vs. Netherlands


Uruguay
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Netherlands
3

[8]

Great Britain vs. Denmark


Great Britain
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Denmark
0
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
Denmark
Sue Barker
Dorte Ekner
6
3
6
1
   
2 United Kingdom
Denmark
Virginia Wade
Helle Sparre
6
4
6
2
   
3 United Kingdom
Denmark
Sue Barker / Virginia Wade
Dorte Ekner / Helle Sparre
6
2
6
2
   

[9]

Mexico vs. South Korea


Mexico
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

South Korea
2

[10]

Finland vs. Sweden


Finland
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Sweden
3

[11]

Argentina vs. Chile


Argentina
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Chile
1

[12]

West Germany vs. Spain


West Germany
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Spain
0

[13]

Ireland vs. Canada


Ireland
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Canada
3

[14]

Chinese Taipei vs. Brazil


Chinese Taipei
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Brazil
3
1 2 3
1 Chinese Taipei
Brazil
Ku Liu-shang
Maria Bueno
0
6
0
6
   
2 Chinese Taipei
Brazil
Lee Hsiu
Patricia Medrado
1
6
0
6
   
3 Chinese Taipei
Brazil
Lee Hsiu / Ku Liu-shang
Vera Lúcia Giugni / Patricia Medrado
0
6
0
6
   

[15]

Indonesia vs. Australia


Indonesia
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Australia
3

[16]

Second Round

United States vs. Switzerland


United States
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Switzerland
0

[17]

Greece vs. France


Greece
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

France
0

[18]

New Zealand vs. South Africa


New Zealand
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

South Africa
3

[19]

Israel vs. Netherlands


Israel
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Netherlands
3
1 2 3
1 Israel
Netherlands
Hagit Zubary
Elly Appel
1
6
1
6
   
2 Israel
Netherlands
Paulina Peled
Betty Stöve
1
6
1
6
   
3 Israel
Netherlands
Paulina Peled / Hagit Zubary
Betty Stöve / Elly Appel
2
6
1
6
   

[20]

Great Britain vs. South Korea


Great Britain
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

South Korea
0
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
South Korea
Sue Barker
Choi Kyeong-mi
6
1
6
3
   
2 United Kingdom
South Korea
Virginia Wade
Lee Duk-hee
6
1
6
0
   
3 United Kingdom
South Korea
Sue Barker / Virginia Wade
Choi Kyeong-mi / Lee Duk-hee
6
1
6
0
   

[21]

Sweden vs. Argentina


Sweden
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Argentina
0

[22]

West Germany vs. Canada


West Germany
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Canada
0

[23]

Brazil vs. Australia


Brazil
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Australia
3

[24]

Quarterfinals

United States vs. France


United States
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

France
0

[25]

South Africa vs. Netherlands


South Africa
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Netherlands
1
1 2 3
1 South Africa
Netherlands
Greer Stevens
Elly Appel
6
0
6
1
   
2 South Africa
Netherlands
Brigitte Cuypers
Betty Stöve
2
6
1
6
   
3 South Africa
Netherlands
Linky Boshoff / Ilana Kloss
Betty Stöve / Elly Appel
6
1
6
3
   

[26]

Great Britain vs. Sweden


Great Britain
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Sweden
0
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
Sweden
Sue Barker
Mimmi Wikstedt
6
2
6
0
   
2 United Kingdom
Sweden
Virginia Wade
Ingrid Bentzer
7
5
6
2
   
3 United Kingdom
Sweden
Sue Barker / Virginia Wade
Helena Anliot / Mimmi Wikstedt
6
2
5
7
6
3
 

[27]

West Germany vs. Australia


West Germany
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Australia
2

[28]

Semifinals

United States vs. South Africa


United States
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

South Africa
0

[29]

Great Britain vs. Australia


Great Britain
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Australia
2
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
Australia
Sue Barker
Dianne Fromholtz
3
6
4
6
   
2 United Kingdom
Australia
Virginia Wade
Kerry Reid
4
6
4
6
   
3 United Kingdom
Australia
Sue Barker / Virginia Wade
Kerry Reid / Wendy Turnbull
6
1
6
4
   

[30]

Final

United States vs. Australia


United States
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
18 June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Australia
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Australia
Billie Jean King
Dianne Fromholtz
6
1
2
6
6
2
 
2 United States
Australia
Chris Evert
Kerry Reid
7
5
6
3
   
3 United States
Australia
Rosemary Casals / Chris Evert
Kerry Reid / Wendy Turnbull
3
6
3
6
   

[31]

1977 Federation Cup Champions
United States
United States
Sixth title

Consolation Rounds

Draw

 
                                               
       
     Belgium 2  
       Spain 1  
     
       
     Belgium 2  
     Argentina 1  
       
       
     Chile 1
      2  
     
       
     Belgium 0  
    3  
       
       
     Denmark 2
       Italy 1  
   Italy 2
   Mexico 1  
     Denmark 2
     Uruguay 1  
  0  
   Uruguay 3  
     Uruguay 2
       Norway 1  
   Indonesia 1
   Norway 2  
    3
     Japan 0
   Portugal 0  
   Japan 3  
     Japan 2  
      1  
   Ireland 0
   South Korea 3  
     Japan 2  
     Canada 1  
   Brazil 0  
   Canada 3  
     Canada 2
        Switzerland 1  
   New Zealand 1
    Switzerland 2  
     Japan 2
     Israel 0  
       
       
     Greece 0
       Finland 3  
     
       
     Finland 1
     Israel 2  
       
       
     Luxembourg 0
       Israel 3  
     

First Round

Italy vs. Mexico


Italy
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Mexico
1

[32]

Chinese Taipei vs. Uruguay


Chinese Taipei
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Uruguay
3

[33]

Indonesia vs. Norway


Indonesia
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Norway
2

[34]

Portugal vs. Japan


Portugal
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Japan
3

[35]

Ireland vs. South Korea


Ireland
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

South Korea
3
1 2 3
1 Republic of Ireland
South Korea
Louise Tuff
Choi Kyeong-mi
1
6
2
6
   
2 Republic of Ireland
South Korea
Helen Lennon
Lee Duk-hee
1
6
2
6
   
3 Republic of Ireland
South Korea
Margaret Burns / Helen Lennon
Lee Duk-hee / Helen Park
2
6
1
6
   

[36]

Brazil vs. Canada


Brazil
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Canada
3

[37]

New Zealand vs. Switzerland


New Zealand
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Switzerland
2

[38]

Second Round

Belgium vs. Spain


Belgium
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Spain
1

[39]

Chile vs. Argentina


Chile
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Argentina
2

[40]

Denmark vs. Italy


Denmark
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Italy
1

[41]

Uruguay vs. Norway


Uruguay
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Norway
1

[42]

Japan vs. South Korea


Japan
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

South Korea
1
1 2 3
1 Japan
South Korea
Kimiyo Yagahara
Lee Duk-hee
6
2
7
5
   
2 Japan
South Korea
Naoko Sato
Kim Nam-sook
4
6
4
6
   
3 Japan
South Korea
Kayoko Fukuoka / Kimiyo Yagahara
Lee Duk-hee / Helen Park
6
2
6
4
   

[43]

Canada vs. Switzerland


Canada
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Switzerland
1

[44]

Greece vs. Finland


Greece
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Finland
3

[45]

Luxembourg vs. Israel


Luxembourg
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Israel
3

[46]

Quarterfinals

Belgium vs. Argentina


Belgium
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Argentina
1

[47]

Denmark vs. Uruguay


Denmark
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Uruguay
1

[48]

Japan vs. Canada


Japan
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Canada
1

[49]

Finland vs. Israel


Finland
1
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Israel
2
1 2 3
1 Finland
Israel
Laila Pirilä
Hagit Zubary
4
6
6
4
5
7
 
2 Finland
Israel
Elina Durchman
Paulina Peled
0
6
2
6
   
3 Finland
Israel
Elina Durchman / Laila Pirilä
Tamar Levin / Hagit Zubary
6
0
10
8
   

[50]

Semifinals

Belgium vs. Denmark


Belgium
0
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Denmark
3

[51]

Japan vs. Israel


Japan
2
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Israel
0
1 2 3
1 Japan
Israel
Kimiyo Yagahara
Hagit Zubary
6
2
2
6
6
2
 
2 Japan
Israel
Naoko Sato
Paulina Peled
6
1
9
7
   
3 Japan
Israel
 
 
       

[52]

Final

Denmark vs. Japan


Denmark
3
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
June 1977
Grass (outdoors)

Japan
0
1 2 3
1 Denmark
Japan
Dorte Ekner
Kimiyo Yagahara
6
3
4
6
9
7
 
2 Denmark
Japan
Helle Sparre
Naoko Sato
6
2
6
3
   
3 Denmark
Japan
Dorte Ekner / Helle Sparre
Kayoko Fukuoka / Kimiyo Yagahara
3
6
6
0
6
0
 

[53]

References

  1. ^ "United States v Austria". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Switzerland v Norway". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Fed Cup Records". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "Greece v Portugal". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "France v Luxembourg". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Belgium v New Zealand". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "South Africa v Japan". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Uruguay v Netherlands". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Great Britain v Denmark". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Mexico v South Korea". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "Finland v Sweden". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Argentina v Chile". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "West Germany v Spain". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "Ireland v Canada". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "Chinese Taipei v Brazil". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Indonesia v Australia". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "United States v Switzerland". fedcup.com.
  18. ^ "Greece v France". fedcup.com.
  19. ^ "New Zealand v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  20. ^ "Israel v Netherlands". fedcup.com.
  21. ^ "Great Britain v South Korea". fedcup.com.
  22. ^ "Sweden v Argentina". fedcup.com.
  23. ^ "West Germany v Canada". fedcup.com.
  24. ^ "Brazil v Australia". fedcup.com.
  25. ^ "United States v France". fedcup.com.
  26. ^ "South Africa v Netherlands". fedcup.com.
  27. ^ "Great Britain v Sweden". fedcup.com.
  28. ^ "West Germany v Australia". fedcup.com.
  29. ^ "United States v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  30. ^ "Great Britain v Australia". fedcup.com.
  31. ^ "United States v Australia". fedcup.com.
  32. ^ "Italy v Mexico". fedcup.com.
  33. ^ "Chinese Taipei v Uruguay". fedcup.com.
  34. ^ "Indonesia v Norway". fedcup.com.
  35. ^ "Portugal v Japan". fedcup.com.
  36. ^ "Ireland v South Korea". fedcup.com.
  37. ^ "Brazil v Canada". fedcup.com.
  38. ^ "New Zealand v Switzerland". fedcup.com.
  39. ^ "Belgium v Spain". fedcup.com.
  40. ^ "Chile v Argentina". fedcup.com.
  41. ^ "Denmark v Italy". fedcup.com.
  42. ^ "Uruguay v Norway". fedcup.com.
  43. ^ "Japan v South Korea". fedcup.com.
  44. ^ "Canada v Switzerland". fedcup.com.
  45. ^ "Greece v Finland". fedcup.com.
  46. ^ "Luxembourg v Israel". fedcup.com.
  47. ^ "Belgium v Argentina". fedcup.com.
  48. ^ "Denmark v Uruguay". fedcup.com.
  49. ^ "Japan v Canada". fedcup.com.
  50. ^ "Finland v Israel". fedcup.com.
  51. ^ "Belgium v Denmark". fedcup.com.
  52. ^ "Japan v Israel". fedcup.com.
  53. ^ "Denmark v Japan". fedcup.com.

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