? How long did France retain the Davis Cup?
?Six years. After 1927 she defeated the U.S. four more times and Britain once, before being beaten by the latter in 1933. Since then France has never reached the Challenge Round.
? Since the Davis Cup matches were inaugurated, 100 teams from seven countries have played in the Challenge Rounds. What are the countries and their records?
?The United States has played in 41 Challenge Rounds, winning the cup 18 times. Australia has a better percentage, having won it 17 times in 30 attempts, and Great Britain has won the cup nine times in 16 tries. France has played in nine Challenge Rounds, losing two to the U.S. before its six-year winning streak started (1927-1932). No other country has won the Challenge Round, although Italy has played twice (lost to Australia in 1960 and 1961), Belgium once (shut out by the British Isles in 1904) and Japan once (beaten 5-0 by the U.S. in 1921).