ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking was launched at the end of 2002 to allow nations to see how they compare against each other in the competition.
A new rankings list is published following every World Group round and nations at all levels of the competition have a ranking.
The rankings are used for seeding in all the Groups. However, the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the World Group are always the previous year’s finalists.
For more details about how the rankings are calculated and used, please see the Rankings Explained page.