2008 Fed Cup
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2008 Fed Cup

The 2008 Fed Cup was the 46th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis.

The final took place at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, on 13-14 September. The home team, Spain, lost to the defending champion Russia, 0-4, giving Russia their fourth title in five years.

World Group

Draw

  Quarterfinals
2-3 February
Semifinals
26-27 April
Final
13-14 September
                           
 
  1   Russia 4  
    Israel 1    
    1   Russia 3  
    4   2  
    Germany 1
  4   United States 4    
    1   Russia 4
        Spain 0
  3   France 2  
    China 3    
      China 1
      Spain 4  
    Spain 3
  2   Italy 2  

World Group Play-offs

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (France, Germany, Israel and Italy), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Argentina, Czech Republic, Japan and Ukraine) entered the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 26-27 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Ramat HaSharon, Israel Outdoor hard  Israel 2-3  Czech Republic
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay  Argentina 3-2  Germany
Tokyo, Japan Indoor hard  Japan 1-4  France
Olbia, Italy Outdoor clay  Italy 3-2  Ukraine

World Group II

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2008. Winners advanced to the World Group Play-offs, and losers played in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 2-3 February

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Kharkov, Ukraine Indoor clay  Ukraine 3-2  Belgium (1)
Miki-shi, Japan Indoor hard  Japan (4) 4-1  Croatia
Brno, Czech Republic Indoor carpet  Czech Republic (3) 3-2  Slovakia
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay  Argentina 4-1  Austria (2)

World Group II Play-offs

The four losing teams from World Group II (Croatia, Slovakia, Belgium and Austria) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Serbia and Switzerland), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (Uzbekistan), and one team from the Americas Zone (Colombia).

Date: 26-27 April

Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Zagreb, Croatia Indoor hard  Croatia 2-3  Serbia
Bratislava, Slovakia Indoor clay  Slovakia 5-0  Uzbekistan
Mons, Belgium Indoor hard  Belgium 5-0  Colombia
Dornbirn, Austria Indoor hard  Austria 2-3   Switzerland

Americas Zone

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I

Venue: Club Deportivo El Rodeo, Medellín, Colombia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 30 January - 2 February

Participating Teams

Group II

Venue: Country Club Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 23-26 April

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone

Group I

Venue: National Tennis Development Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 30 January - 2 February

Participating Teams

Group II

Venue: National Tennis Development Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 30 January - 2 February

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone

Group I

Venue: SYMA Sportközpont, Budapest, Hungary (indoor carpet)

Dates: 30 January - 2 February

Participating Teams

Group II

Venue: Coral Tennis Club, Tallinn, Estonia (indoor hard)

Dates: 30 January - 2 February

Participating Teams

Group III

Venue: Master Class Tennis and Fitness Club, Yerevan, Armenia (outdoor clay)

Dates: 22-26 April

Participating Teams

Rankings

The rankings were measured after the three points during the year that play took place, and were collated by combining points earned from the previous four years.[1]

4 February
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 36,050.0 Steady
2  Italy 23,202.5 Steady
3  France 11,397.5 Steady
4  Spain 10,452.5 Increase 2
5 10,405.0 Decrease 1
6  China 9,625.0 Increase 1
7  Belgium 7785.0 Decrease 2
8  Germany 5,112.5 Increase 1
9  Israel 5,012.5 Decrease 1
10  Japan 4,857.5 Increase 2
28 April
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 36,050.0 Steady
2  Italy 21,687.5 Steady
3  Spain 15,032.5 Increase 1
4 10,405.0 Increase 1
5  France 8,895.0 Decrease 2
6  China 8,267.5 Steady
7  Belgium 6,795.0 Steady
8 6,150.0 Increase 3
9  Argentina 5,442.5 Increase 4
10  Israel 4,225.0 Decrease 1
15 September
Rank Nation Points[2] Move
1  Russia 37,895.0 Steady
2  Italy 19,642.5 Steady
3  Spain 15,032.5 Steady
4 10,405.0 Steady
5  France 8,895.0 Steady
6  China 8,267.5 Steady
7  Belgium 6,795.0 Steady
8 6,150.0 Steady
9  Argentina 5,442.5 Steady
10  Israel 4,225.0 Steady

References

  1. ^ "Rankings Explained". fedcup.com. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Fed Cup Nations Ranking History. ITF. 2012.

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