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1998 Fed Cup

The 1998 Fed Cup was the 36th edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. In the final, Spain defeated Switzerland at Palexpo Hall in Geneva, Switzerland on 19–20 September, giving Spain their 5th title.

World Group

Participating Teams

Belgium

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Netherlands

Spain

Switzerland

United States

Draw

  1st Round
18–19 April
Semifinals
25–26 July
Final
19–20 September
                           
  Ghent, Belgium (Indoor hard)
  1   France 3  
    Belgium 2     Sion, Switzerland (Outdoor clay)
    1   France 0  
Brno, Czech Republic (Indoor carpet)      Switzerland 5  
     Switzerland 4
  4   Czech Republic 1     Geneva, Switzerland (Indoor hard)
       Switzerland 2
  Saarbrücken, Germany (Indoor carpet)     3   Spain 3
  3   Spain 3  
    Germany 2     Madrid, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    3   Spain 3
Kiawah Island, SC, USA (Outdoor clay)     United States 2  
    United States 5
  2   Netherlands 0  

World Group Play-offs

The four losing teams in the World Group first round ties (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands), and four winners of the World Group II ties (Croatia, Italy, Russia and Slovakia) enter the draw for the World Group Play-offs.

Date: 25–26 July
Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Bratislava, Slovakia Outdoor clay  Slovakia 4–1  Belgium
Moscow, Russia Indoor hard  Russia 4–1  Germany
Bol, Croatia Outdoor clay  Croatia 3–2  Netherlands
Prague, Czech Republic Outdoor clay  Czech Republic 1–4  Italy

World Group II

The World Group II is the second highest level of Fed Cup competition in 1998. Winners will advance to the World Group Play-offs, and losers will play in the World Group II Play-offs.

Date: 18–19 April
Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Foligno, Italy Indoor carpet  Italy 3–2  Austria
Perth, Australia Outdoor grass  Australia 2–3  Russia
Dubrovnik, Croatia Outdoor clay  Croatia 4–1  Japan
Buenos Aires, Argentina Outdoor clay  Argentina 1–4  Slovakia

World Group II Play-offs

The four losing teams from World Group II (Argentina, Australia, Austria and Japan) played off against qualifiers from Zonal Group I. Two teams qualified from Europe/Africa Zone (Belarus and Poland), one team from the Asia/Oceania Zone (South Korea), and one team from the Americas Zone (Venezuela).

Date: 12–13 July
Venue Surface Home Team Score Visiting Team
Canberra, Australia Indoor carpet  Australia 5–0  Argentina
Bergheim, Austria Outdoor clay  Austria 5–0  Poland
Seoul, South Korea Outdoor clay  South Korea 1–4  Japan
Minsk, Belarus Indoor hard  Belarus 4–1  Venezuela

Americas Zone

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I

Venue: Tennis Academy, Brasília, Brazil (outdoor clay)

Dates: 14–17 April

Participating Teams

Group II

Venue: Chipinque Raquet Club, Monterrey, Mexico (outdoor clay)

Dates: 27 April – 3 May

Participating Teams

Asia/Oceania Zone

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I

Venue: Thana City Golf Club, Samutpakarn, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 16–20 February

Participating Teams

Group II

Venue: Thana City Golf Club, Samutpakarn, Thailand (outdoor hard)

Dates: 16–20 February

Participating Teams

Europe/Africa Zone

  • Nations in bold advanced to the higher level of competition.
  • Nations in italics were relegated down to a lower level of competition.

Group I

Venue: La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain (outdoor clay)

Dates: 14–18 April

Participating Teams

Group II

Venue: Ali Bey Club, Manavgat, Turkey (outdoor clay)

Dates: 5–9 May

Participating Teams

External links

  • Fed Cup
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