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1963 Federation Cup (tennis)

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.

Participating Teams

Participating Teams

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

France

Great Britain

Hungary

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

South Africa

Switzerland

United States

West Germany

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


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Belgium
0
1 2 3
1
Margaret Smith
Christiane Mercelis
6
3
6
1
   
2
Jan O'Neill
Elza Bellens
6
0
6
3
   
3
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Mary Marechal / Christiane Mercelis
6
1
6
0
   

[1]

Hungary vs. Denmark


Hungary
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Denmark
0
1 2 3
1
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
Pia Balling
6
4
6
0
   
2
Zsófia Broszmann
Vera Johansen
7
5
6
4
   
3
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
Pia Balling / Vera Johansen
6
2
3
6
6
3
 

[2]

South Africa vs. Czechoslovakia


South Africa
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Czechoslovakia
1
1 2 3
1
Renee Schuurman
Věra Suková
3
6
6
2
6
8
 
2
Margaret Hunt
Markéta Prochová
6
2
6
2
   
3
Margaret Hunt / Renee Schuurman
Markéta Prochová / Věra Suková
6
3
6
2
   

[3]

France vs. West Germany


France
2
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

West Germany
1
1 2 3
1
Françoise Dürr
Edda Buding
3
6
4
6
   
2
Janine Lieffrig
Margot Dittmeyer
6
3
4
6
6
2
 
3
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Edda Buding / Renata Ostermann
6
3
6
3
   

[4]

Norway vs. Austria


Norway
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Austria
2
1 2 3
1
Liv Hubert
Sonja Pachta
3
6
2
6
   
2
Ruth Hauknes
Andreas Winkler
6
4
6
3
   
3
Liv Hubert / Tone Schirmer
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachta
3
6
3
6
   

[5]

Canada vs. Great Britain


Canada
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1
Ann Barclay
Ann Haydon-Jones
0
6
1
6
   
2
Louise Brown
Christine Janes
6
8
3
6
   
3
Ann Barclay / Louise Brown
Ann Haydon-Jones / Christine Janes
1
6
3
6
   

[6]

Switzerland vs. Netherlands


Switzerland
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

Netherlands
3
1 2 3
1
Alice Wavre
Eva de Jong
1
6
4
6
   
2
Janine Bourgnon
Jenny Ridderhof
6
8
3
6
   
3
Janine Bourgnon / Alice Wavre
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
1
6
3
6
   

[7]

Italy vs. United States


Italy
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
17 June 1963
Grass (outdoors)

United States
3
1 2 3
1
Lea Pericoli
Darlene Hard
4
6
6
2
2
6
 
2
Sylvana Lazzarino
Billie Jean Moffitt
8
6
1
6
2
6
 
3
Sylvana Lazzarino / Lea Pericoli
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
4
6
1
6
   

[8]

Quarterfinals

Australia vs. Hungary


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

Hungary
0
1 2 3
1
Margaret Smith
Zsuzsa Körmöczy
6
0
6
1
   
2
Jan O'Neill
Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
2
   
3
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Klara Bardóczy / Zsófia Broszmann
6
1
6
1
   

[9]

South Africa vs. France


South Africa
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

France
0
1 2 3
1
Renee Schuurman
Françoise Dürr
6
3
3
6
6
3
 
2
Margaret Hunt
Janine Lieffrig
6
4
5
7
6
2
 
3
Margaret Hunt / Renee Schuurman
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
7
5
6
1
   

[10]

Austria vs. Great Britain


Austria
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

Great Britain
3
1 2 3
1
Sonja Pachta
Christine Janes
2
6
1
6
   
2
Andrea Winkler
Deidre Catt
2
6
3
6
   
3
Edda Herdy / Sonja Pachter
Ann Haydon-Jones / Christine Janes
1
6
0
6
   

[11]

Netherlands vs. United States


Netherlands
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
18 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

United States
3
1 2 3
1
Eva de Jong
Darlene Hard
2
6
2
6
   
2
Jenny Ridderhof
Billie Jean Moffitt
2
6
2
6
   
3
Eva de Jong / Jenny Ridderhof
Carole Caldwell / Billie Jean Moffitt
0
6
3
6
   

[12]

Semifinals

Australia vs. South Africa


Australia
3
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
19 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

South Africa
0
1 2 3
1
Margaret Smith
Renee Schuurman
6
3
6
2
   
2
Jan O'Neill
Margaret Hunt
4
6
9
7
6
1
 
3
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Margaret Hunt / Renee Schuurman
5
7
6
3
6
3
 

[13]

Great Britain vs. United States


Great Britain
0
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
19 June 1963
Grass (outdoor)

United States
3
1 2 3
1
Ann Haydon-Jones
Darlene Hard
2
6
4
6
   
2
Christine Janes
Billie Jean Moffitt
3
6
6
3
4
6
 
3
Ann Haydon-Jones / Christine Janes
Carole Caldwell / Darlene Hard
6
2
7
9
3
6
 

[14]

Final

Australia vs. United States


Australia
1
Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom
20 June 1963
Wood (indoor) [1]

United States
2
1 2 3
1
Margaret Smith
Darlene Hard
6
3
6
0
   
2
Lesley Turner
Billie Jean Moffitt
7
5
0
6
3
6
 
3
Margaret Smith / Lesley Turner
Darlene Hard / Billie Jean Moffitt
3
6
13
11
3
6
 

[16]

1963 Federation Cup Champions

United States
First title


Notes

  1. ^ The final was switched from the outdoor grass courts to an indoor wood court due to the threat of bad weather. [15]

References

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