2007 Fed Cup World Group

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The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2007. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Italy was the defending champion, but they were defeated in the final by the No. 1 team Russia.

Participating Teams[edit]

Participating Teams

Belgium

China

France

Italy

Japan

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinals
21–22 April
Semifinals
14–15 July
Final
15–16 September
                           
  Castellaneta Marina, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  1   Italy 5  
      China 0     Castellaneta Marina, Italy (Outdoor clay)
    1   Italy 3  
  Limoges, France (Indoor clay)   4   France 2  
      Japan 0
  4   France 5     Moscow, Russia (Indoor hard)
    1   Italy 0
  Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)     3   Russia 4
  3   Russia 5  
      Spain 0     Stowe, VT, United States (Outdoor hard)
    3   Russia 3
  Delray Beach, FL, United States (Outdoor hard)       United States 2  
      United States 5
  2   Belgium 0  

First round[edit]

Italy vs. China[edit]


Italy
5
Nova Yardinia, Castellaneta, Italy
21–22 April 2007
Red clay (outdoors)

China
0
1 2 3
1 Italy
China
Tathiana Garbin
Sun Tiantian
6
4
2
6
6
3
 
2 Italy
China
Flavia Pennetta
Peng Shuai
0
6
7
5
3
0
 
retired
3 Italy
China
Tathiana Garbin
Zhang Shuai
3
6
6
2
6
4
 
4 Italy
China
Mara Santangelo
Sun Tiantian
6
4
6
2
   
5 Italy
China
Mara Santangelo / Roberta Vinci
Sun Shengnan / Sun Tiantian
6
2
6
4
   

[1]

Japan vs. France[edit]


Japan
0
Palais des Sports de Fetes, Limoges, France
21–22 April 2007
Red clay (indoors)

France
5
1 2 3
1 Japan
France
Ai Sugiyama
Nathalie Dechy
5
7
1
6
   
2 Japan
France
Akiko Morigami
Tatiana Golovin
2
6
4
6
   
3 Japan
France
Ai Sugiyama
Tatiana Golovin
63
77
0
6
   
4 Japan
France
Akiko Morigami
Virginie Razzano
64
77
6
1
2
6
 
5 Japan
France
Ayumi Morita / Ai Sugiyama
Séverine Brémond / Nathalie Dechy
1
6
2
6
   

[2]

Russia vs. Spain[edit]


Russia
5
Luzhniki Palace of Sports, Moscow, Russia
21–22 April 2007
Red clay (indoors)

Spain
0
1 2 3
1 Russia
Spain
Nadia Petrova
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
6
4
   
2 Russia
Spain
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
6
3
6
2
   
3 Russia
Spain
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Anabel Medina Garrigues
6
3
4
6
6
0
 
4 Russia
Spain
Anna Chakvetadze
Nuria Llagostera Vives
3
6
77
65
6
2
 
5 Russia
Spain
Nadia Petrova / Elena Vesnina
Lourdes Domínguez Lino / Laura Pous Tió
6
1
4
6
6
2
 

[3]

United States vs. Belgium[edit]


United States
5
Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Beach, Florida, United States
21–22 April 2007
Plexipave (outdoors)

Belgium
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Belgium
Venus Williams
Kirsten Flipkens
7
5
6
2
   
2 United States
Belgium
Serena Williams
Caroline Maes
6
1
6
4
   
3 United States
Belgium
Vania King
Kirsten Flipkens
4
6
6
4
7
5
 
4 United States
Belgium
Venus Williams
Yanina Wickmayer
6
1
6
2
   
5 United States
Belgium
Vania King / Lisa Raymond
Tamaryn Hendler / Caroline Maes
6
1
6
2
   

[4]

Semifinals[edit]

Italy vs. France[edit]


Italy
3
Nova Yardinia, Castellaneta, Italy
14–15 July 2007
Red clay (outdoors)

France
2
1 2 3
1 Italy
France
Tathiana Garbin
Tatiana Golovin
3
6
6
2
2
6
 
2 Italy
France
Francesca Schiavone
Amélie Mauresmo
7
5
6
3
   
3 Italy
France
Mara Santangelo
Amélie Mauresmo
77
65
0
6
4
6
 
4 Italy
France
Francesca Schiavone
Tatiana Golovin
6
4
2
6
7
5
 
5 Italy
France
Francesca Schiavone / Roberta Vinci
Séverine Brémond / Nathalie Dechy
4
6
6
1
6
2
 

[5]

Russia vs. United States[edit]


Russia
3
The Stadium at Topnotch, Stowe, United States
14–15 July 2007
Decoturf (outdoors)

United States
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
United States
Anna Chakvetadze
Vania King
6
1
6
3
   
2 Russia
United States
Nadia Petrova
Venus Williams
66
78
6
0
4
6
 
3 Russia
United States
Anna Chakvetadze
Venus Williams
1
6
4
6
   
4 Russia
United States
Nadia Petrova
Meilen Tu
6
1
6
2
   
5 Russia
United States
Nadia Petrova / Elena Vesnina
Venus Williams / Lisa Raymond
7
5
77
61
   

[6]

Final[edit]

Italy vs. Russia[edit]


Italy
0
Luzhniki Palace of Sports, Moscow, Russia
15–16 September 2007
RuKortHard (indoors)

Russia
4
1 2 3
1 Italy
Russia
Francesca Schiavone
Anna Chakvetadze
4
6
6
4
4
6
 
2 Italy
Russia
Mara Santangelo
Svetlana Kuznetsova
1
6
2
6
   
3 Italy
Russia
Francesca Schiavone
Svetlana Kuznetsova
6
4
67
79
5
7
 
4 Italy
Russia
Mara Santangelo
Elena Vesnina
2
6
4
6
   
5 Italy
Russia
Mara Santangelo / Roberta Vinci
Nadia Petrova / Elena Vesnina
      not
played

[7]

 2007 Fed Cup Champions 

Russia
Third title

References[edit]

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

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