FED CUP BY BNP PARIBAS DRAW SET FOR CANADA VS. SERBIA THIS WEEKEND
Montreal, February 7, 2014 – The official draw for the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie between Canada and Serbia was held Friday to determine the match ups for the weekend. The tie will be played on February 8 and 9 on an indoor hard court at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex in Montreal.
The Canadian Fed Cup team of Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC), Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON), Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON), and Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) will play two singles matches on Saturday followed by two singles matches and a doubles match on Sunday. Canadian Fed Cup team captain Sylvain Bruneau will be at the helm this weekend.
Today’s draw produced the following weekend match-ups:
1st Singles Rubber, Saturday 3:00 p.m. ET Aleksandra Wozniak Vesna Dolonc
2nd Singles Rubber, Saturday Eugenie Bouchard Jovana Jaksic
3rd Singles Rubber, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET Eugenie Bouchard Vesna Dolonc
4th Singles Rubber, Sunday Aleksandra Wozniak Jovana Jaksic
Doubles Rubber, Sunday Gabriela Dabrowski Aleksandra Krunic
Sharon Fichman Nina Stojanovic
“We’re pleased with the draw but really, no matter what the order, we’re just excited to get started and play some great tennis,” said Bruneau. “The team has worked extremely hard this week and there has been great support from everyone here in Montreal so we’re ready to go. We know the building will be loud and the fans will be behind us and the girls are going to go out there and do everything they can to win.”
A win over Serbia will advance the Canadian squad to a World Group I play-off in April. The last time Canada found itself among the top eight nations in the world was in 1994. The losing country will play a World Group II play-off in April to maintain their place in World Group II in 2015.
Play will begin at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 8 with two singles matches. The two reverse singles matches will played on Sunday, February 9 starting at 1:00 ET followed by the doubles rubber.