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2006 Fed Cup World Group

The World Group is the highest level of Fed Cup competition in 2006. Eight nations competed in a three-round knockout competition. Russia was the defending champion, but they were upset in the first round by Belgium. The Belgians made the final, but they were defeated in the final by Italy.

Contents

  • Participating Teams 1
  • Draw 2
  • First Round 3
    • Russia vs. Belgium 3.1
    • Germany vs. United States 3.2
    • Spain vs. Austria 3.3
    • Italy vs. France 3.4
  • Semifinals 4
    • Belgium vs. United States 4.1
    • Spain vs. Italy 4.2
  • Final 5
    • Belgium vs. Italy 5.1
  • References 6
  • See also 7

Participating Teams

Participating Teams

Austria

Belgium

France

Germany

Italy

Russia

Spain

United States

Draw

  1st Round
22–23 April
Semifinals
15–16 July
Final
16–17 September
                           
  Liège, Belgium (Indoor hard)
  1   Russia 2  
    Belgium 3     Ostend, Belgium (Indoor hard)
      Belgium 4  
Ettenheim, Germany (Outdoor clay)   4   United States 1  
    Germany 2
  4   United States 3     Charleroi, Belgium (Indoor hard)
      Belgium 2
  Valencia, Spain (Outdoor clay)       Italy 3
  3   Spain 5  
    Austria 0     Zaragoza, Spain (Outdoor clay)
    3   Spain 1
Nancy, France (Indoor clay)     Italy 3  
    Italy 4
  2   France 1  

First Round

Russia vs. Belgium


Russia
2
Country Hall Ethias Liège, Liège, Belgium
22–23 April 2006
Red clay (indoors)

Belgium
3
1 2 3
1
Elena Dementieva
Kim Clijsters
6
4
6
3
   
2
Nadia Petrova
Justine Henin-Hardenne
77
62
4
6
3
6
 
3
Maria Kirilenko
Kim Clijsters
1
6
4
6
   
4
Elena Dementieva
Justine Henin-Hardenne
2
6
0
6
   
5
Maria Kirilenko / Dinara Safina
Kim Clijsters / Justine Henin-Hardenne
77
64
7
5
   

[1]

Germany vs. United States


Germany
2
Tennis Center Ettenheim, Ettenheim, Germany
22–23 April 2006
Red clay (outdoors)

United States
3
1 2 3
1
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Jamea Jackson
2
6
6
3
5
7
 
2
Julia Schruff
Jill Craybas
6
4
2
6
5
7
 
3
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Jill Craybas
6
2
7
5
   
4
Martina Müller
Jamea Jackson
62
77
2
6
   
5
Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Jasmin Wöhr
Vania King / Shenay Perry
2
6
6
4
6
2
 

[2]

Spain vs. Austria


Spain
5
Club Español de Tenis, Valencia, Spain
22–23 April 2006
Red clay (outdoors)

Austria
0
1 2 3
1
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Sybille Bammer
77
65
3
6
6
3
 
2
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Yvonne Meusburger
6
3
7
5
   
3
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Sybille Bammer
6
0
6
3
   
4
María Sánchez Lorenzo
Tamira Paszek
6
4
65
77
7
5
 
5
Virginia Ruano Pascual / Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Sybille Bammer / Yvonne Meusburger
6
4
6
2
   

[3]

Italy vs. France


Italy
4
Palais des Sports Jean Weille, Nancy, France
22–23 April 2006
Red clay (outdoors)

France
1
1 2 3
1
Francesca Schiavone
Nathalie Dechy
65
77
6
3
6
3
 
2
Flavia Pennetta
Amélie Mauresmo
1
6
1
6
   
3
Francesca Schiavone
Amélie Mauresmo
4
6
77
64
6
4
 
4
Flavia Pennetta
Nathalie Dechy
6
4
6
2
   
5
Mara Santangelo / Roberta Vinci
Émilie Loit / Virginie Razzano
6
1
6
4
   

[4]

Semifinals

Belgium vs. United States


Belgium
4
Sea'rena, Ostend, Belgium
15–16 July
Decoturf (indoors)

United States
1
1 2 3
1
Kirsten Flipkens
Jill Craybas
5
7
6
2
6
4
 
2
Kim Clijsters
Jamea Jackson
4
6
6
2
6
1
 
3
Kim Clijsters
Vania King
6
0
6
1
   
4
Kirsten Flipkens
Mashona Washington
2
6
3
1
   
retired
5
Leslie Butkiewicz / Caroline Maes
Jill Craybas / Vania King
1
6
2
6
   

[5]

Spain vs. Italy


Spain
1
Stadium Casablanca, Zaragoza, Spain
15–16 July
Decoturf (indoors)

Italy
3
1 2 3
1
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Flavia Pennetta
3
6
0
6
   
2
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Francesca Schiavone
4
6
5
7
   
3
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Francesca Schiavone
6
2
6
2
   
4
Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Flavia Pennetta
2
6
4
6
   
5
Virginia Ruano Pascual / María Sánchez Lorenzo
Romina Oprandi / Mara Santangelo
      not
played

[6]

Final

Belgium vs. Italy


Belgium
2
Spiroudome, Charleroi, Belgium
16–17 September
Decoturf (indoors)

Italy
3
1 2 3
1
Kirsten Flipkens
Francesca Schiavone
1
6
3
6
   
2
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Flavia Pennetta
6
4
7
5
   
3
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Francesca Schiavone
6
4
7
5
   
4
Kirsten Flipkens
Mara Santangelo
77
63
3
6
0
6
 
5
Kirsten Flipkens / Justine Henin-Hardenne
Francesca Schiavone / Roberta Vinci
6
3
2
6
0
2
retired
 

[7]

 2006 Fed Cup Champions 

Italy
First title

References

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

See also

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