Fed Cup

Martin Keady - Jan 30, 2021

Ahead of the ATP Cup next week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look at the history of international team tennis tournaments, from the Grandaddy of them all – The Davis Cup – to the newest arrivals, like the ATP Cup itself. Tennis may be the greatest individual sport, but it also has […]


Dave Adair - Feb 4, 2019

Britain has a rare home advantage in the Fed Cup, starting against Slovenia 6th February 2019. The British team comprises of Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart, and Katie Swan, and is captained by Anne Keothavong. They will be quietly confident of qualifying for the World Group for the first time since 1993. […]

Martin Keady - Dec 15, 2018

Having looked back at the highlights and lowlights of 2018, our resident tennis historian, Martin Keady, looks ahead to 2019. 2018 was a genuinely historic year for tennis, as it marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the Open era, when the sport finally went fully professional after years, if not decades, of “shamateurism”. […]

Dave Adair - Dec 3, 2018

British #3 is something that will be hard to hear/read for Guernsey’s Heather Watson (ranked #93). Given the set-back of a 2018 season that’s past, the 26-year-old recently lost her British #2 status. World #100 Katie Boulter temporarily claimed this crown, sending out a message to Watson that she needs to up her game in […]

Martin Keady - Nov 9, 2018

The Federation Cup (or Fed Cup, for short) has always been the poor relation of international team tennis. The Davis Cup, the equivalent competition for men, began in 1900, while the Fed Cup only began in 1963; the Davis Cup is being relaunched next year, while various Fed Cup captains (including Britain’s Anne Keothavong) have […]

Sloane Stephens French Open
Dave Adair - Oct 30, 2018

Defending champion USA heads to Prague for the Federation Cup Final, November10 th-11th, 2018. The Czech Republic are understandably many people’s favourites to wrestle the crown from the USA. Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova are the highest ranked players at #5 and #7, respectively. Sloane Stephens (#8) is the only top ten player for the […]

Dave Adair - Apr 22, 2018

Last year, it was a hostile atmosphere in Romania; this year, it was a passionate Japanese venue that saw Great Britain fail to make Fed Cup World Group. A Great Opportunity to make World Group goes Begging for Britain On paper, with Johanna Konta cancelling out the threat of in-form Naomi Osaka and Heather Watson […]

Martin Keady - Mar 9, 2018

Serena Williams is not the only Grand Slam-winning woman making a comeback this week. Marion Bartoli made her first appearance on a high-profile tennis court (if not in competition, then at least in high-class exhibition) for nearly five years, when she appeared alongside Serena at the latest Tie Break Tens tournament in New York. However, […]

John Lupo - Feb 10, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Fed Cup begins Saturday with two singles matches across the four World Group ties. The draws for the matchups have been revealed and we take a look at how each set of contests should go: Fed Cup World Group Belarus vs Germany Match 1 Aryna Sabalenka vs Tatjana Maria Their styles couldn’t […]

The Fed Cup is a unique and wonderful tournament. It provides some of the most open, exciting matches in the year, as well as giving the game’s future stars a platform from which to make their mark on the big stage. This weekend will see the return of this prestigious tournament, with ties set to […]

Dave Adair - Nov 11, 2017

This is what Federation Cup tennis is all about. Two players oozing pride and passion for there country and pushing each other to the limit, well done Aryna Sabalenka and Sloane Stephens. The #76 ranked, 19-year-old Belarussian Sabalenka hung in there when she looked under the cosh in the third set. Stephens showed US Open […]

Dave Adair - Nov 6, 2017

The teams have been announced and all of the previous squad selection conjecture is mere history, as Belarus take on the USA in Minsk in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Coco Vandeweghe, Shelby Rogers, and Alison Riske line up alongside the US Open Champion for the United States. On the other side, Aryna Sabalenka is joined […]

Martin Keady - Oct 20, 2017

Johanna Konta may have ended 2017 on a low, limping out of the Asian swing of the WTA tour and then parting from her coach Wim Fissette, but at least the rest of her year had gone remarkably well, especially the run to the Wimbledon semi-finals that briefly raised British hopes of having a home […]

Martin Keady - Oct 14, 2017

It seems churlish for a British tennis fan to criticise Johanna Konta for her limp and ultimately limping end to 2017, a year in which she has risen as high as No. 4 in the world and reached her first semi-final at Wimbledon, her home Grand Slam, in the process elevating herself into the nation’s […]

Coco Vandeweghe
Dave Adair - Oct 1, 2017

Despite playing a losing part in the all-American US Open 2017 semi-finals – the USA are indubitably indebted to Coco Vandeweghe for earning her team a trip to Minsk to face Belarus in the Federation Cup final, on 11-12 November 2017. American captain Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel will have a few headaches trying to select her final […]

Conchita Martinez

The Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) took a firm stance in showing how it wants to shape the future of Spanish tennis by firing Conchita Martinez from her position as Davis Cup and Fed Cup captain. In a statement issued on Thursday, the RFET stated that they would part company with Martinez with a view to […]



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