1963 Federation Cup (tennis)
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1963 Federation Cup Tennis
1963 Federation Cup
Details
Duration17 - 20 June
Edition1st
Champion
Winning Nation United States
1964

The 1963 Federation Cup was the first edition of what is now known as the Fed Cup. The tournament was created provide a team competition for women, similar to the Davis Cup men's competition. 16 nations participated in the first event, which was held at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom from 17-20 June. United States won the first title, defeating Australia in the final.[1]

Participating Teams

Draw

All ties were played at the Queen's Club in London, United Kingdom on grass courts.

  First Round
17 June
Quarterfinals
18 June
Semifinals
19 June
Final
20 June
                                     
  Australia 3  
  Belgium 0  
    Australia 3  
    Hungary 0  
  Hungary 3
  Denmark 0  
    Australia 3  
    South Africa 0  
  South Africa 2  
  Czechoslovakia 1  
    South Africa 3
    France 0  
  France 2
  West Germany 1  
    Australia 1
    United States 2
  Norway 1  
  Austria 2  
    Austria 0
    Great Britain 3  
  Canada 0
  Great Britain 3  
    Great Britain 0
    United States 3  
   Switzerland 0  
  Netherlands 3  
    Netherlands 0
    United States 3  
  Italy 0
  United States 3  

First Round

Australia vs. Belgium

Hungary vs. Denmark

South Africa vs. Czechoslovakia

France vs. West Germany

Norway vs. Austria


Norway
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom[6]
17 June 1963
Grass

Austria
2
1 2 3
1 Norway
Austria
Liv Paldan
Sonja Pachta
3
6
2
6
   
2 Norway
Austria
Ruth Hauknes
Andrea Winkler
6
4
6
3
   
3 Norway
Austria
Liv Paldan / Tone Schirmer
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachta
3
6
3
6
   

Canada vs. Great Britain

Switzerland vs. Netherlands

Italy vs. United States

Quarterfinals

Australia vs. Hungary

South Africa vs. France

Austria vs. Great Britain

Netherlands vs. United States

Semifinals

Australia vs. South Africa

Great Britain vs. United States

Final

Notes

  1. ^ The final was switched from the outdoor grass courts to an indoor wood court due to the threat of bad weather.[17]

References

  1. ^ "1963 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Australia v Belgium". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Hungary v Denmark". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "South Africa v Czechoslovakia". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "France v West Germany". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Norway v Austria". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "Canada v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "Switzerland v Netherlands". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "Italy v United States". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "Australia v Hungary". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "South Africa v France". fedcup.com.
  12. ^ "Austria v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  13. ^ "Netherlands v United States". fedcup.com.
  14. ^ "Australia v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  15. ^ "Great Britain v United States". fedcup.com.
  16. ^ "Australia v United States". fedcup.com.
  17. ^ "International Tennis Won By Americans". Lewiston Morning Tribune. June 21, 1963. p. 8 – via Google News Archive.

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