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2005 Fed Cup World Group

The World Group was the highest level of Fed Cup women's tennis competition in 2005. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Russia was the defending champion, and they reached the final alongside, for a second consecutive time, France. Russia defeated France once again, giving them their second title.

Participating Teams

Participating Teams

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

France

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw

  Quarterfinals
23–24 April
Semifinals
9–10 July
Final
17–18 September
                           
  Brindisi, Italy (Outdoor clay)
  1   Russia 4  
      Italy 1     Moscow, Russia (Indoor clay)
    1   Russia 4  
  Delray Beach, Florida, United States (Outdoor hard)   4   United States 1  
      Belgium 0
  4   United States 5     Paris, France (Outdoor clay)
    1   Russia 3
  Jerez, Spain (Outdoor clay)     2   France 2
  3   Spain 3  
      Argentina 2     Aix-en-Provence, France (Outdoor hard)
    3   Spain 1
  Pörtschach, Austria (Outdoor clay)   2   France 3  
      Austria 1
  2   France 4  

First round

Russia vs. Italy


Russia
4
Circolo Tennis Brindisi, Brindisi, Italy
23–24 April 2005
Clay (outdoors)

Italy
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
Italy
Dinara Safina
Francesca Schiavone
5
7
3
6
   
2 Russia
Italy
Elena Dementieva
Tathiana Garbin
6
4
6
3
   
3 Russia
Italy
Elena Dementieva
Francesca Schiavone
4
6
77
62
6
0
 
4 Russia
Italy
Elena Bovina
Maria Elena Camerin
6
3
3
6
6
2
 
5 Russia
Italy
Vera Dushevina / Dinara Safina
Tathiana Garbin / Mara Santangelo
6
3
7
5
   

[1]

Belgium vs. United States


Belgium
0
Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Beach, Florida, United States
23–24 April 2005
Playpave (outdoors)

United States
5
1 2 3
1 Belgium
United States
Eveline Vanhyfte
Lindsay Davenport
0
6
2
6
   
2 Belgium
United States
Els Callens
Venus Williams
2
6
2
6
   
3 Belgium
United States
Els Callens
Lindsay Davenport
4
6
0
6
   
4 Belgium
United States
Leslie Butkiewicz
Venus Williams
1
6
4
6
   
5 Belgium
United States
Kirsten Flipkens / Eveline Vanhyfte
Lindsay Davenport / Corina Morariu
1
6
2
6
   

[2]

Spain vs. Argentina


Spain
3
Club Nazaret, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
23–24 April 2005
Clay (outdoors)

Argentina
2
1 2 3
1 Spain
Argentina
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Gisela Dulko
6
4
4
6
6
3
 
2 Spain
Argentina
Anabel Medina Garrigues
María Emilia Salerni
6
4
4
6
6
3
 
3 Spain
Argentina
Marta Marrero
Gisela Dulko
0
6
3
6
   
4 Spain
Argentina
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Mariana Díaz Oliva
66
78
4
6
   
5 Spain
Argentina
Nuria Llagostera Vives / Anabel Medina Garrigues
Gisela Dulko / María Emilia Salerni
7
4
6
4
   

[3]

Austria vs. France


Austria
1
Werzer Arena, Pörtschach, Austria
23–24 April 2005
Clay (outdoors)

France
4
1 2 3
1 Austria
France
Yvonne Meusburger
Nathalie Dechy
77
63
6
2
   
2 Austria
France
Tamira Paszek
Virginie Razzano
3
6
3
6
   
3 Austria
France
Yvonne Meusburger
Virginie Razzano
3
6
62
77
   
4 Austria
France
Tamira Paszek
Nathalie Dechy
65
77
2
6
   
5 Austria
France
Daniela Klemenschits / Sandra Klemenschits
Nathalie Dechy / Virginie Razzano
4
6
5
7
   

[4]

Semifinals

Russia vs. United States


Russia
4
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
9–10 July 2005
Clay (indoors)

United States
1
1 2 3
1 Russia
United States
Anastasia Myskina
Venus Williams
5
7
6
4
6
2
 
2 Russia
United States
Elena Dementieva
Mashona Washington
7
5
6
4
   
3 Russia
United States
Elena Dementieva
Venus Williams
1
6
2
6
   
4 Russia
United States
Anastasia Myskina
Jill Craybas
6
2
6
4
   
5 Russia
United States
Vera Dushevina / Dinara Safina
Corina Morariu / Venus Williams
6
1
7
5
   

[5]

Spain vs. France


Spain
1
Ligue de Provence de Tennis, Aix en Provence, France
9–10 July 2005
Greenset hard (outdoors)

France
3
1 2 3
1 Spain
France
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Amélie Mauresmo
4
6
3
6
   
2 Spain
France
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Mary Pierce
4
6
4
6
   
3 Spain
France
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Amélie Mauresmo
3
6
1
6
   
4 Spain
France
Arantxa Parra Santonja
Séverine Beltrame
6
4
6
4
   
5 Spain
France
Anabel Medina Garrigues / María Sánchez Lorenzo
Amélie Mauresmo / Mary Pierce
2
1
    not
completed

[6]

Final

Russia vs. France


Russia
3
Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris, France
17–18 September 2005
Red clay (outdoors)

France
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
France
Elena Dementieva
Mary Pierce
77
61
2
6
6
1
 
2 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Amélie Mauresmo
4
6
2
6
   
3 Russia
France
Elena Dementieva
Amélie Mauresmo
6
4
4
6
6
2
 
4 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Mary Pierce
6
4
4
6
2
6
 
5 Russia
France
Elena Dementieva / Dinara Safina
Amélie Mauresmo / Mary Pierce
6
4
1
6
6
3
 

[7]

 2005 Fed Cup Champions 

Russia
Second title

References

  1. ^ "Russia v Italy". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "Belgium v United States". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Spain v Argentina". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "Austria v France". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "Russia v United States". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Spain v France". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "France v Russia". fedcup.com. Archived from the original on 2006-06-30.

See also