Fed Cup Media Guide

Received in the mailbox today, just in time for the first round, the Fed Cup Media Guide.

Fed Cup Media Guide

This guide contains:
– the 2011 drawsheets
– the results and statistics of all Fed Cup finals since 1963, when the US team lead by Billie Jean Moffitt beat the Australian team of Margaret Court
– the nation records, statistics and ranking
– the player records and stats
– the 2010 results
– the rules and regulations

Check out a few pics:

Fed Cup Media Guide

 

Fed Cup Media Guide

 

Fed Cup Media Guide

 

Fed Cup Media Guide

 

Fed Cup Media Guide

 

Fed Cup Media Guide

 

Fed Cup Media Guide

The International Tennis Federation launched the Federation Cup to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 1963.
It was played as a week-long event played at one venue with ties played over the best of three rubbers.
In 1995 the competition was renamed Fed Cup and adopted the home-and-away Davis Cup format. While the format has been adjusted several times since 1995, the current format, introduced in 2005, incorporates an eight Nation World Group I and eight nation World Group II playing both home-and-away over three weekends throughout the year.
Today, more than 80 nations compete.

The most successful nations are the United States (17 wins), Australia (7 wins) followed by Spain (5) and Czechoslovakia(5). But the last time the US team captured the trophy was in 2000, and Australia’s best player, Sam Stosur wasn’t even born when the Aussies last won in 1978.
Australia is back in the World Group this year but we’ll face Italy who won 3 of the last 5 Fed Cups.

The World Group first round ties are taking place this week-end.
– Australia v Italy, Hobart
– Russia v France, Moscow
– Slovak Rep v Czech Rep, Bratislava
– Belgium v USA, Antwerp

You can follow all these ties live on Live streaming of all World Group ties is broadcast on the Official Fed Cup Video website: FedCup.tv

You can have a look at the online version of the Fed Cup Media Guide on the official Fed Cup website. I bought the paper version on Tennis Gallery

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