2018 Federation Cup
The 2018 Federation Cup is the 56th draw of the women's team championship, which will be held from February to November 2018. Among the participants of the tournament will be the Russian national team. Our girls will play in the second most powerful division. Successful performance will allow Russian women to go to the big league of the Fed Cup. However, competitors of our athletes also want to get the coveted ticket. Therefore, the struggle promises to be rich in transcendental emotions!
This is the women's team competition, the equivalent of the Davis Cup. Tennis teams play among themselves in several leagues. The top division is World Group I. Next comes World Group II. There are also three other groups, which in turn are divided into zone levels.
For all of them, except for the top division, there is a single principle of rotation: the worst teams are lowered into the group, and the best, respectively, receive a promotion. The best teams of World Group I compete for the Fed Cup trophy.
When will the 2018 Federation Cup begin?
The first matches in the world groups will start on February 10, 2018. The exact date of the end of the season is not known.Most likely, the last round of the competition will take place in the first half of November and will approximately coincide with the end of the 107th edition of the Davis Cup.
In total, almost 100 tennis teams will take part in the competition. But only 7 of them will represent the elite. Here is a list of them:
- Czech Republic;
The path to the trophy will begin for them immediately from the quarter-finals, which will be held on February 10, 2018. To identify the strongest will be the following duets rivals:
- Belarus - Germany;
- Czech Republic - Switzerland;
- Belgium - France;
- Netherlands - United States.
Following the results of the fights, the winners will continue to fight in the semifinals. But the losers will meet with the first four teams of the second league in strength. In a special mini-tournament, they will decide the fate of four trips to World Group I.
Russian national team at the 2018 Federation Cup
Our team didn’t have a good last season. Russia, serving in World Group II, was given the chance to qualify for an elite division. The rivals of our girls became Belgian. But fortune was on the side of athletes from Belgium. They won with a minimum score of 3: 2.The Russian team did not fall and did not get a raise, remaining at his.
Opponents of our girls in the upcoming release of the Fed Cup will be tennis players in the following countries:
Representatives of Slovakia will be the first Russian rivals. Two teams will meet on the territory of the Bratislava Aegon Arena. Fights in the match will be held on February 10 and 11, 2018. Our team has already played with Slovakia several times - in 1999, 2001 and 2013. In all three meetings, the victory was for Russian women.
Here is the most current information about the tournament. Particularly interesting information about the domestic squad. Russians will not be able to compete for the championship trophy, for this you need to be a member of the top division. But no one bothers our tennis players to compete for a place in the elite to play the main prize of the competition next year. Let's hope that our girls will take the Fed Cup 2018 no less seriously than Wimbledon 2018 or Roland Garros 2018.