1965 Federation Cup
Details
Duration15 – 18 January
Edition3rd
Teams11
Champion
Winning Nation Australia
1964
1966

The 1965 Federation Cup was a team tennis tournament that took place at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne, Australia. It was third edition of the of what is now known as the Fed Cup and had eleven nations participating in the tournament throughout the four days from 15–18 January 1965.

The eleven teams played in a knockout format with six teams having to play in the opening round to join the remaining five who received first rounds byes. After winning all of the ties 3-0, the final was between the United States and Australia who for the third time in consecutive years met up in the final which was played on the 18 January. After Lesley Turner and Margaret Smith each recorded wins in the singles, Australia would defend their title that they won in 1964 despite a loss in the doubles.[1]

Participating teams

Participating Teams

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

France

Great Britain

Italy

Japan

New Zealand

South Africa

United States

West Germany

Draw

All ties were played at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne, Australia on grass courts.

First Round
15 January
Quarterfinals
16 January
Semifinals
17 January
Final
18 January
            
 United States 3
 Italy 0
 West Germany 1
 Italy 2
 Australia 3
 France 0
 Great Britain 2
 South Africa 1
 Australia 2
 United States 1
 Japan 0
 France 3
 France 2
 Brazil 1
 Great Britain 0
 United States 3
 New Zealand 2
 Argentina 1
 New Zealand 0
 Australia 3

First Round

West Germany vs. Italy


West Germany
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[2]
15 January 1965
Grass

Italy
2
1 2 3
1 West Germany
Italy
Helga Niessen
Lea Pericoli
6
8
0
4
  retired
 
2 West Germany
Italy
Heide Schildknecht
Francesca Gordigiani
6
4
5
7
4
6
 
3 West Germany
Italy
Helga Niessen / Heide Schildknecht
Francesca Gordigiani / Lea Pericoli
6
3
6
1
   

Japan vs. France


Japan
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[3]
15 January 1965
Grass

France
3
1 2 3
1 Japan
France
Kazuko Kuromatsu
Françoise Dürr
2
6
1
6
   
2 Japan
France
Yohko Obata
Janine Lieffrig
3
6
3
6
   
3 Japan
France
Kazuko Kuromatsu / Yohko Obata
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
3
6
0
6
   

New Zealand vs. Argentina


New Zealand
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[4]
15 January 1965
Grass

Argentina
1
1 2 3
1 New Zealand
Argentina
Ruia Morrison-Davy
Norma Baylon
3
6
3
6
   
2 New Zealand
Argentina
Elizabeth Terry
Nora Somoza
7
5
6
4
   
3 New Zealand
Argentina
Ruia Morrison-Davy / Elizabeth Terry
Norma Baylon / Nora Somoza
6
4
8
6
   

Quarterfinals

United States vs. Italy


United States
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[5]
16 January 1965
Grass

Italy
0
1 2 3
1 United States
Italy
Billie Jean Moffitt
Lea Pericoli
6
3
6
1
   
2 United States
Italy
Carole Graebner
Francesca Gordigiani
6
1
6
0
   
3 United States
Italy
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean Moffitt
Francesca Gordigiani / Lea Pericoli
6
0
6
2
   

Great Britain vs. South Africa


Great Britain
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[6]
16 January 1965
Grass

South Africa
1
1 2 3
1 United Kingdom
South Africa
Ann Jones
Annette Van Zyl
2
6
6
3
1
6
 
2 United Kingdom
South Africa
Christine Truman
Bernice Vukovich
6
2
2
6
7
5
 
3 United Kingdom
South Africa
Ann Jones / Deidre Keller
Annette Van Zyl / Bernice Vukovich
6
8
6
3
6
4
 

France vs. Brazil


France
2
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[7]
16 January 1965
Grass

Brazil
1
1 2 3
1 France
Brazil
Françoise Dürr
Maria Bueno
1
6
6
4
1
6
 
2 France
Brazil
Janine Lieffrig
Maureen Schwartz
6
1
6
1
   
3 France
Brazil
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Maria Bueno / Maureen Schwartz
6
8
6
3
6
4
 

New Zealand vs. Australia


New Zealand
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[8]
16 January 1965
Grass

Australia
3
1 2 3
1 New Zealand
Australia
Ruia Morrison-Davy
Margaret Smith
1
6
4
6
   
2 New Zealand
Australia
Elizabeth Terry
Lesley Turner
3
6
0
6
   
3 New Zealand
Australia
Ruia Morrison-Davy / Elizabeth Terry
Margaret Smith / Judy Tegart
2
6
1
6
   

Semifinals

United States vs. Great Britain


United States
3
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[9]
17 January 1965
Grass

Great Britain
0
1 2 3
1 United States
United Kingdom
Carole Graebner
Christine Truman
6
3
6
2
   
2 United States
United Kingdom
Billie Jean Moffitt
Ann Jones
6
2
6
4
   
3 United States
United Kingdom
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean Moffitt
Ann Jones / Christine Truman
4
6
8
6
6
4
 

France vs. Australia


France
0
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[10]
17 January 1965
Grass

Australia
3
1 2 3
1 France
Australia
Françoise Dürr
Margaret Smith
2
6
2
6
   
2 France
Australia
Janine Lieffrig
Lesley Turner
1
6
5
7
   
3 France
Australia
Françoise Dürr / Janine Lieffrig
Margaret Smith / Judy Tegart
1
6
4
6
   

Final

United States vs. Australia


United States
1
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne, Australia[11]
18 January 1965
Grass

Australia
2
1 2 3
1 United States
Australia
Carole Graebner
Lesley Turner
3
6
6
2
3
6
 
2 United States
Australia
Billie Jean Moffitt
Margaret Smith
4
6
6
8
   
3 United States
Australia
Carole Graebner / Billie Jean Moffitt
Margaret Smith / Judy Tegart
7
5
4
6
6
4
 

References

  1. ^ "1965 Federation Cup". fedcup.com.
  2. ^ "West Germany v Italy". fedcup.com.
  3. ^ "Japan v France". fedcup.com.
  4. ^ "New Zealand v Argentina". fedcup.com.
  5. ^ "United States v Italy". fedcup.com.
  6. ^ "Great Britain v South Africa". fedcup.com.
  7. ^ "France v Brazil". fedcup.com.
  8. ^ "New Zealand v Australia". fedcup.com.
  9. ^ "United States v Great Britain". fedcup.com.
  10. ^ "France v Australia". fedcup.com.
  11. ^ "United States v Australia". fedcup.com.