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Heart Award

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The Fed Cup Heart Award is an ITF initiative that was first presented to USA's Melanie Oudin at the Final in 2009.

It aims to recognise players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the team during Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.


Winners

2016

- World Group semifinals: TBC
- World Group/World Group II play-offs: TBC
- World Group/World Group II first round: Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)
- Americas Zone Group I: Nadia Podoroska (ARG)
- Asia/Oceania Zone Group I: Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
- Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

2015 

       - World Group semifinals: Lucie Safarova
       - World Group/World Group II play-offs: Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
       - World Group/World Group II first round: Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
       - Americas Zone Group I: Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)
       - Asia/Oceania Zone Group I: Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
       - Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR)

2014

- World Group semifinals: Andrea Petkovic (GER)
- World Group/World Group II first round: Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
- Americas Zone Group I: Teliana Pereira (BRA)
- Asia/Oceania Zone Group I: Sabina Sharipova (UZB)
- Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Simona Halep (ROU)

2013

- World Group semifinals: Sara Errani (ITA)
- World Group / World Group II first round: Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
- Americas Zone Group I: Paula Cristina Goncalves (BRA)
- Asia/Oceania Zone Group I: Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
- Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

2012

- World Group semifinals: Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
- World Group / World Group II first round: Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
- Americas Zone Group I: Catalina Castano (COL)
- Asia/Oceania Zone Group I: Li Na (CHN)
- Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)

2011

- World Group semifinals: Petra Kvitova (CZE)
- World Group / World Group II play-offs: Andrea Petkovic (GER)
- World Group / World Group II first round: Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
- Americas Zone Group I: Bianca Botto (PER)
- Asia/Oceania Zone Group I: Ayumi Morita (JPN)
- Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

2010

- World Group semifinals: Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
- World Group / World Group II play-offs: Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
- World Group / World Group II first round: Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
- Americas Zone Group I: Maria-Fernanda Alves (BRA)
- Asia/Oceania Zone Group I: Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
- Europe/Africa Zone Group I: Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)

2009

- World Group: Melanie Oudin (USA)


Judging panel


A seven-person judging panel is responsible for short listing candidate players who, through their team spirit, fair play and commitment, best represent the spirit of the competition.

Panel

- David Haggerty (USA), ITF President
- Sabine Appelmans (BEL), former Fed Cup player/captain
- Mercedes Paz (ARG), former Fed Cup player
- Craig Gabriel (AUS), international journalist
- Sandra Harwitt (USA), international journalist
- Corinne Dubreuil (FRA), international photographer
- Ray Giubilo (ITA), international photographer


Dates


In 2016, an award will be presented after the World Group / World Group II first round, World Group / World Group II play-offs, World Group semifinals, and also after each Zone Group I event – in total, six awards. Each winner will receive a cheque to be donated to a chosen charity.

Zone Group I (Americas, Asia/Oceania & Europe/Africa)

- Public vote from 29 March - 1 April on FedCup.com
- Three winners each awarded a cheque of US $1,000

World Group / World Group II first round

- Public vote from 29 March - 1 April on FedCup.com
- One winner awarded a cheque of US $6,000

World Group / World Group II play-offs

      - Public vote (dates tbc) on FedCup.com
      - One winner awarded a cheque of US $3,000

World Group semifinals

- Public vote (dates tbc) on FedCup.com
- One winner awarded a cheque of US $10,000
- Winner announced and presented at Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final

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