Japan Fed Cup team

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Japan
Flag of Japan.svg
Captain Toshihisa Tsuchihashi
ITF ranking 14 Increase2.svg 3 (22 April 2019)
ColorsRed & White
First year 1964
Years played52
Ties played (W–L)160 (96–64)
Years in
World Group
30 (12–27)
Best finishWorld Group SF (1996)
Most total wins Kazuko Sawamatsu (44–10)
Most singles winsKazuko Sawamatsu (25–5)
Most doubles winsKazuko Sawamatsu (19–5)
Best doubles team Shuko Aoyama /
Eri Hozumi (10–2)
Most ties playedKazuko Sawamatsu (30)
Most years played Ai Sugiyama (12)

The Japan Fed Cup team represents Japan in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Japan Tennis Association. They were most recently promoted to the 2019 Fed Cup World Group II after defeating Great Britain in the 2018 World Group II Play-offs.

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History

Japan competed in its first Fed Cup in 1964. They achieved their best result by reaching the semifinals in 1996.

Current team (2019 Fed Cup, World Group II Playoffs - 20–21 April - vs Netherlands)

WTA Rankings as of 15 April 2019

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the last three years. (Most recent call-up in brackets)

Results

YearCompetitionDateLocationOpponentScoreResult
2003 Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round21 AprilAriake Tennis Park and Colosseum,
Tokyo, Japan
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2–1Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round22 AprilTokyo, JapanFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3–0Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round23 AprilTokyo, JapanFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 2–0Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Pool A Round Robin, 1st Round25 AprilTokyo, JapanFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 2–0Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania Play-offs26 AprilTokyo, JapanFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 3–0Won
World Group Play-Offs19–20 July Gifu, JapanFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4–1Won
2004 World Group24–25 April Buenos Aires, ArgentinaFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2–3Loss
World Group Play-Offs10–11 July Plovdiv, BulgariaFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 3–2Won
2005 World Group II, 1st Round23–24 April Prague, Czech RepublicFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 2–3Loss
World Group II, Playoffs9–10 JulyTokyo, JapanFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 4–1Won
2006 World Group II, 1st Round22–23 April Tokyo, JapanFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 4–1Won
World Group I, Playoffs15–16 JulyTokyo, JapanFlag of Austria.svg  Austria 5–0Won
2007 World Group I, 1st Round21–22 April Limoges, FranceFlag of France.svg  France 0–5Loss
World Group I, Playoffs14–15 July Toyota, JapanFlag of Germany.svg  Germany 2–3Loss
2008 World Group II, 1st Round2–3 February Miki-shi, JapanFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 4–1Won
World Group I, Playoffs26–27 AprilTokyo, JapanFlag of France.svg  France 1–4Loss
2009 World Group II, 1st Round7–8 February Belgrade, SerbiaFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1–4Loss
World Group II, Playoffs25–26 April Gdynia, PolandFlag of Poland.svg  Poland 2–3Loss
2010 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round3 FebruaryNational Tennis Centre,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Flag of India.svg  India 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round4 FebruaryKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group A Round Robin, 1st Round5 FebruaryKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off6 FebruaryKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 2–1Won
World Group II, Playoff24–25 April Maribor, SloveniaFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 1–4Loss
2011 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round2 FebruaryNational Tennis Centre,
Nonthaburi, Thailand
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 2–1Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round3 FebruaryNonthaburi, ThailandFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round4 FebruaryNonthaburi, ThailandFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off5 FebruaryNonthaburi, ThailandFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 3–0Won
World Group II, Play-off16–17 July Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, JapanFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4–0Won
2012 World Group II, 1st Round4–5 February Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, JapanFlag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 5–0Won
World Group II, Play-off21–22 April Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JapanFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 4–1Won
2013 World Group I, 1st Round9–10 February Olympic (Indoor) Stadium, Moscow, RussiaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 2–3Loss
World Group I, Play-off20–21 April Real Club de Polo, Barcelona, SpainFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 0–4Loss
2014 World Group II, 1st Round8–9 February Pilara Tennis Club, Pilar, Buenos Aires Province, ArgentinaFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1–3Loss
World Group II, Play-off19–20 April Maaspoort Sports and Events Arena, 's-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2–3Loss
2015 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round4 February Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre, Guangzhou, ChinaFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round5 FebruaryGuangzhou, ChinaFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Group B Round Robin, 1st Round6 FebruaryGuangzhou, ChinaFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off7 FebruaryGuangzhou, ChinaFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 2–0Won
World Group II, Play-off18–19 April Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, JapanFlag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 2–3Loss
2016 Group I, Asia/Oceania, Pool A Round Robin, 1st round3 FebruaryTrue Arena Hua Hin, Hua Hin, ThailandFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1–2Loss
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Pool A Round Robin, 1st round4 FebruaryHua Hin, ThailandFlag of India.svg  India 2–1Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Pool A Round Robin, 1st round5 FebruaryHua Hin, ThailandFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 2–1Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off6 FebruaryHua Hin, ThailandFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 1–2Loss
2017 Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round8 FebruaryNational Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan Flag of India.svg India 3–0Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round9 FebruaryAstana, Kazakhstan Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 3–0Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round10 FebruaryAstana, Kazakhstan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off11 FebruaryAstana, KazakhstanFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1-2Loss
2018 Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round7 February R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, New Delhi, India Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 3–0Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round8 FebruaryNew Delhi, IndiaFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3–0Won
Group I,Asia/Oceania, Pool B Round Robin, 1st round9 FebruaryNew Delhi, IndiaFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 3–0Won
Group I, Asia/Oceania, Promotional Play-off10 FebruaryNew Delhi, IndiaFlag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 2–1Won
World Group II, Play-off21–22 April Bourbon Beans Dome, Miki, Hyogo, Japan [1] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 3–2Won
2019 World Group II, 1st Round9–10 February Kitakyushu Sogo Gymnastic Hall, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, JapanFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 2–3Loss
World Group II, Play-off20–21 April Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, JapanFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 4–0Won

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References

  1. "JTA_PR_Team". Japan Tennis Association Twitter Account (Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-15.