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Seeds announced for World Group/World Group II Play-offs
23 Apr 2007

The seeded nations have been announced for the draws for the 2007 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II Play-offs that will take place on Wednesday 25 April at the ITF Offices in London at 11:00 (10:00 GMT). The seeds are based on the new ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 23 April.

The four seeds for the World Group Play-offs are (listed in alphabetical order):

Austria
Belgium
Japan
Spain


The four seeded nations will each be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations (listed in alphabetical order):

China, P.R.
Czech Republic
Germany
Israel


The four seeds for the World Group II Play-offs are (listed in alphabetical order):

Australia
Canada
Croatia
Slovak Republic


The four seeded nations will each be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations (listed in alphabetical order):

Argentina
Chinese Taipei
Serbia
Ukraine


The draws for the World Group and World Group II Play-offs will appear on the Fed Cup website. The ties will take place on 14-15 July, alongside the World Group semifinals.
 

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Current Fed Cup Rankings as of 23 Apr 2007 :

Rank Nation .......Points ......Played ..Previous
1 Russia .............29,922.50 ....12 ......[1]
2 Italy ...............23,745.00 .....9 ......[2]
3 France ............23,297.50 ....13 ......[3]
4 USA ...............12,490.00 ....10 ......[5]
5 Belgium ...........12,480.00 ....10 ......[4]
6 Spain ..............7,825.00 ......9 ......[6]
7 Austria ............6,085.00 ......9 ......[9]
8 Japan ..............5,027.50 ......8 ......[8]
9 Germany ..........4,862.50 ......8 ......[11]
10 China, P.R. .....4,862.50 .....12 ......[7]
11 Czech Republic .4,410.00 .....8 ......[13]
12 Israel ............4,220.00 .....16 ......[14]
13 Croatia ..........2,820.00 ......8 ......[12]
14 Canada ..........2,820.00 ....17 ......[10]
15 Australia ........2,710.00 ....12 ......[16]
16 Thailand ........2,657.50 ....14 ......[20]
17 Slovak Republic 2,562.50 ...11 ......[15]
18 Switzerland ....2,385.00 ....11 ......[18]
19 Serbia ...........1,990.00 ....15 ......[]
20 Ukraine .........1,950.00 ....17 ......[26]
21 Chinese Taipei .1,925.00 ...17 ......[35]
22 India ............1,917.50 ....18 ......[22]
23 Belarus .........1,777.50 ....16 ......[23]
24 Puerto Rico ....1,720.00 ....17 ......[21]
25 Brazil ............1,687.50 ....18 ......[17]
26 Indonesia ......1,675.00 ....11 ......[19]
27 Argentina ......1,650.00 ....11 ......[32]
28 Netherlands ...1,375.00 ....14 ......[30]
29 Great Britain ..1,365.00 ....16 ......[29]
30 Sweden ........1,365.00 ....17 ......[41]


http://www.fedcup.com/ranking/current.asp
 

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Draw for the World Group play-offs and World Group II Play-offs
The Draw for the 2007 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-offs and World Group II Play-offs has now been made at the ITF headquarters in London.

The ties will be held the weekend of July 15-16, alongside the World Group semifinals.

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS
Home nations listed first, seeded nations in capitals

AUSTRIA (s) v Israel (*)

BELGIUM (s) v China, P.R. (*)

JAPAN (s) v Germany

SPAIN (s) v Czech Republic (*)

Key
(s) = seeded nation
* = choice of ground decided by lot

The four winning nations will qualify for the 2008 World Group, while the four losers will start in World Group II in 2008.

Seedings based on the latest ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking

WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS
Home nations listed first, seeded nations in capitals

AUSTRALIA (s) v Ukraine (*)

Argentina v CANADA (s)

CROATIA (s) v Chinese Taipei (*)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC (s) v Serbia (*)

Key
(s) = seeded nation
(*) = choice of ground decided by lot

The four winning nations will qualify for World Group II in 2008. The four losing nations will start in Zonal Group I in 2008.
 

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Draw for the World Group play-offs and World Group II Play-offs
The Draw for the 2007 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-offs and World Group II Play-offs has now been made at the ITF headquarters in London.

The ties will be held the weekend of July 15-16, alongside the World Group semifinals.

WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS
Home nations listed first, seeded nations in capitals

AUSTRIA (s) v Israel (*)

BELGIUM (s) v China, P.R. (*)

JAPAN (s) v Germany

SPAIN (s) v Czech Republic (*)

Key
(s) = seeded nation
* = choice of ground decided by lot

The four winning nations will qualify for the 2008 World Group, while the four losers will start in World Group II in 2008.

Seedings based on the latest ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking

WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS
Home nations listed first, seeded nations in capitals

AUSTRALIA (s) v Ukraine (*)

Argentina v CANADA (s)

CROATIA (s) v Chinese Taipei (*)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC (s) v Serbia (*)

Key
(s) = seeded nation
(*) = choice of ground decided by lot

The four winning nations will qualify for World Group II in 2008. The four losing nations will start in Zonal Group I in 2008.
on the site it's the other way around:
Austria has choice of ground

http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=11111
 

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on the site it's the other way around:
Austria has choice of ground

http://www.fedcup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=11111
That's what that says. "Home nations listed first."

The asterisk does not denote home field. "(*) = choice of ground decided by lot" means that that tie had...choice of ground decided by lot. So they pulled the draw and the home nations are listed first.
 
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