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2009 Fed Cup World Group

The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2009. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Russia was the two-time defending champion, but they were defeated by Italy in the semifinals. The Italian team went on to win, defeating the United States in the final, 4–0.

Participating Teams

Participating Teams

Argentina

China

Czech Republic

France

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw

  1st Round
7–8 February
Semifinals
25–26 April
Final
7–8 November
                           
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
  1   Russia 5  
      China 0     Castellaneta, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1   Russia 1  
Orléans, France (Indoor hard)   4   Italy 4  
      France 0
  4   Italy 5     Reggio Calabria, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    4   Italy 4
  Surprise, AZ, USA (Outdoor hard)     3   United States 0
  3   United States 3  
      Argentina 2     Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor hard)
    3   United States 3
Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor carpet)       Czech Republic 2  
      Czech Republic 4
  2   Spain 1  

First Round

Russia vs. China


Russia
5
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
7–8 February 2009
RuKortHard (indoors)

China
0
1 2 3
1
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Yan Zi
6
2
6
4
   
2
Elena Dementieva
Zhang Shuai
6
3
6
0
   
3
Anna Chakvetadze
Yan Zi
6
1
6
2
   
4
Alisa Kleybanova
Sun Tiantian
6
1
6
1
   
5
Elena Dementieva / Svetlana Kuznetsova
Sun Tiantian / Yan Zi
1
6
6
4
6
4
 

[1]

France vs. Italy


France
0
Palais des Sports, Orléans, France
7–8 February 2009
Resin hard (indoors)

Italy
5
1 2 3
1
Amélie Mauresmo
Flavia Pennetta
6
2
67
79
4
6
 
2
Alizé Cornet
Francesca Schiavone
1
6
6
2
6
8
 
3
Alizé Cornet
Flavia Pennetta
2
6
2
6
   
4
Amélie Mauresmo
Sara Errani
3
6
4
6
   
5
Séverine Brémond / Nathalie Dechy
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
4
6
4
6
   

[2]

United States vs. Argentina


United States
3
Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, Surprise, AZ, United States
7–8 February 2009
Decoturf (outdoors)

Argentina
2
1 2 3
1
Jill Craybas
Betina Jozami
6
2
6
1
   
2
Melanie Oudin
Gisela Dulko
2
6
5
7
   
3
Jill Craybas
Gisela Dulko
1
6
3
6
   
4
Melanie Oudin
Betina Jozami
2
6
6
1
6
2
 
5
Julie Ditty / Liezel Huber
Gisela Dulko / Betina Jozami
6
2
6
3
   

[3]

Czech Republic vs. Spain


Czech Republic
4
Brno Exhibition Centre, Brno, Czech Republic
7–8 February 2009
Carpet (indoors)

Spain
1
1 2 3
1
Petra Kvitová
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
4
6
4
   
2
Iveta Benešová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6
1
1
6
4
6
 
3
Lucie Šafářová
Carla Suárez Navarro
6
4
6
3
   
4
Petra Kvitová
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6
4
7
5
   
5
Iveta Benešová / Květa Peschke
Lourdes Domínguez Lino / María José Martínez Sánchez
6
4
6
2
   

[4]

Semifinals

Russia vs. Italy


Russia
1
Nova Yardinia, Castellaneta Marina, Italy
25–26 April 2009
Red clay (outdoors)

Italy
4
1 2 3
1
Anna Chakvetadze
Flavia Pennetta
4
6
0
6
   
2
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Francesca Schiavone
6
1
2
6
3
6
 
3
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Flavia Pennetta
6
0
6
3
   
4
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Francesca Schiavone
6
7
6
4
2
6
 
5
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Nadia Petrova
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
6
1
3
6
4
6
 

[5]

United States vs. Czech Republic


United States
3
Starobrno Rondo Arena, Brno, Czech Republic
25–26 April 2009
Acrylic hard (indoors)

Czech Republic
2
1 2 3
1
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Petra Kvitová
3
6
62
77
   
2
Alexa Glatch
Iveta Benešová
6
1
6
2
   
3
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Lucie Šafářová
3
6
1
6
   
4
Alexa Glatch
Petra Kvitová
6
2
6
1
   
5
Liezel Huber / Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Iveta Benešová / Květa Peschke
2
6
77
62
6
1
 

[6]

Final

Italy vs. United States


Italy
4
Circolo del Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy
7–8 November 2009
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
0
1 2 3
1
Flavia Pennetta
Alexa Glatch
6
3
6
1
   
2
Francesca Schiavone
Melanie Oudin
77
62
6
2
   
3
Flavia Pennetta
Melanie Oudin
7
5
6
2
   
4
Francesca Schiavone
Alexa Glatch
      not
played
5
Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci
Liezel Huber / Vania King
4
6
6
3
11
9
 

[7]

 2009 Fed Cup Champions 

Italy
Second title

References

  1. ^ "Russia v China". fedcup.com. 
  2. ^ "France v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  3. ^ "United States v Argentina". fedcup.com. 
  4. ^ "Czech Republic v Spain". fedcup.com. 
  5. ^ "Russia v Italy". fedcup.com. 
  6. ^ "United States v Czech Republic". fedcup.com. 
  7. ^ "Italy v United States". fedcup.com. 

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