Next tie 19-20 April 2014
France play against USA for the right to play in the World Group in 2015. They have a poor record versus the North American nation having beaten them just once in 12 previous attempts, although that victory did come in the 2003 Final.
Last tie 8-9 February 2014
France were spurred on to victory by a raucous Parisian crowd to beat Switzerland 3-2 in the World Group II first round. Belinda Bencic had twice brought the visitors level but with the tie on the line Alize Cornet and Kristina Mladenovic held their nerve to see off Bencic and Timea Bacsinszky 75 64 in the doubles.
France were crowned champions in both 1997 and 2003. They also reached the Final in 2004 and 2005 and are one of only four nations to compete in every Fed Cup.
In 1997, France's World Group first round tie against Japan entered the record books on three counts - most number of games in a tie (162) and joint most number of games in a rubber (54) and set (32), when Nathalie Tauziat defeated Naoko Sawamatsu 75 46 1715.
Next Tie19 Apr 2014
World Group, Play-off - Play-off Round
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