The French Fed Cup team: a championship that brings people closer
The Fed Cup is the female equivalent of the Davis Cup, and is organized by the ITF. In it, the best national women’s tennis teams face off against each other, and the Fed Cup finals see the eight best teams compete in what is known as the “World Group”.
The Fed Cup: 51 years of team spirit and sporting excellence
Founded in 1963, initially as the “Federation Cup”, in 50 years the Fed Cup has become a major event for sport, the media, and fans alike. The enthralling competition embodies both sporting excellence and team spirit. The French team, sponsored by ENGIE since 1992, has had some fantastic experiences as part of the tournament, all while carrying a banner for the values that ENGIE holds dear.
The French Fed Cup team: a showcase for French women’s tennis
France is one of the four countries, alongside Australia, the UK, and Italy, to have taken part in the Fed Cup every year. This is why the event is an integral part of the national sporting heritage.
France’s glory days in the tournament began with defeat to Spain in the semi-finals in Frankfurt (2-1), bouncing back to secure two cup victories (1997 and 2003) and two finals in a row (2004-2005) as part of a 15 year streak. Tauziat’s and Halard’s generation launched the movement under the captain, Françoise Dürr. This glorious period was also marked by the arrival of Yannick Noah, Guy Forget’s succession, and Amélie Mauresmo’s leadership.
“We have spent 22 years alongside the French Fed Cup team at the highest level, alongside the best French players in what is a major showcase for women’s tennis in France.”
Philippe Peyrat, Director of Patronage, Sponsoring, and External Relations at ENGIE, Delegate General at the Foundation.