Next tie 8-9 February 2014
France compete in World Group II for the third consecutive year; they host Switzerland in the first round. The teams have met twice previously, with each nation having won one tie. France won back in 1964, but more recently Switzerland won 5-0 in the 1998 World Group semifinal.
Last tie 21-22 April 2013
France maintained their World Group II status after a comfortable 4-1 win over Kazakhstan in the World Group II play-offs. Marion Bartoli, making her return to Fed Cup after 9 years of absence, was an integral part of France's victory, winning both of her singles rubbers. Alize Cornet sealed the win with only her second win in 11 Fed Cup singles rubbers.
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 Tie08 Feb 2014
World Group II - First Round
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