Canada Fed Cup team

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Canada
Flag of Canada.svg
Captain Sylvain Bruneau
ITF ranking 8 Steady (as of November 10, 2014)
Colors Red & White
First year 1963
Years played 51
Ties played (W–L) 159 (95–64)
Years in
World Group
31 (18–31)
Best finish SF (1988)
Most total wins Aleksandra Wozniak (39–9)
Most singles wins Aleksandra Wozniak (31–8)
Most doubles wins Sonya Jeyaseelan (17–2)
Best doubles team Sonya Jeyaseelan &
Rene Simpson (6–1),
Sharon Fichman &
Marie-Ève Pelletier (6–3)
Most ties played Aleksandra Wozniak (34)
Most years played Jill Hetherington (14)

The Canada Fed Cup Team represents Canada in Fed Cup tennis competition and is governed by Tennis Canada.

Canada has reached the semifinals in 1988, and the quarterfinals on three occasions in 1964, 1967 and 1987. It has also only missed one Fed Cup since the inaugural competition in 1963.[1]

History of Team Canada in Fed Cup[edit]

Canada played its first tie in 1963 when the team of Ann Barclay and Louise Brown was defeated 0–3 by Great Britain in World Group first round.[2] Canada and its team of Benita Senn, Vicky Berner and Louise Brown reached the World Group quarterfinals in 1964 with a 2–1 victory over Sweden in the second round, but was defeated 0–3 the next round by Australia.[3][4] In 1967, Canada made it again to the World Group quarterfinals after beating Switzerland 2–1 in the opening round, but was defeated this time 0–3 by Germany. Team members were Susan Butt, Vicky Berner and Faye Urban.[5][6]

In 1987, Canada reached the third World Group quarterfinal of its history. The team of Helen Kelesi, Carling Bassett-Seguso and Jill Hetherington defeated Netherlands 3–0 in the first round and the Soviet Union 2–1 in the second round.[7][8] They were however eliminated 1–2 by Czechoslovakia.[9] Canada had its better run to date when Rene Simpson, Helen Kelesi and Jill Hetherington helped the country reach the World Group semifinals in 1988. Canada beat South Korea 2–1 and Finland 3–0 in the first and second rounds respectively, and then Sweden 3–0 in the quarterfinals.[10][11][12] Their run was ended by Czechoslovakia with a score of 0–3.[13]

In 1995, Canada had its second best result with the new World Group format when they made it to the World Group I playoffs after beating Italy 3–2 in the World Group II first round.[14] The squad of Jana Nejedly, Patricia Hy-Boulais, Jill Hetherington and Rene Simpson were then defeated 0–5 by Japan.[15]

In 2006, Canada earned its spot back in the World Group II when team members Aleksandra Wozniak, Stéphanie Dubois and Marie-Ève Pelletier beat Argentina 3–2 in the World Group II playoffs.[16] They were eliminated in the first round the next year by Israel 2–3.[17] Canada was not able to secure its place in the World Group II for the second straight year as the team was eliminated by Argentina in the World Group II playoffs later that year.[18]

In 2010, Canada (team members were Aleksandra Wozniak, Marie-Ève Pelletier, Valérie Tétreault and Sharon Fichman) won the World Group II playoff over Argentina by the convincing score of 5–0 and regained the World Group II.[19] In the World Group II first round in 2011, Rebecca Marino won the opening match 6–3, 3–6, 7–5 over Aleksandra Krunić and Aleksandra Wozniak lost the second one 4–6, 5–7 to Bojana Jovanovski. The next day, Marino lost the third rubber 6–7(3–7), 3–6 to Jovanovski, but Wozniak tied the meeting thanks to a 6–0, 6–4 win over Ana Jovanović. Canada's doubles team of Sharon Fichman and Marie-Ève Pelletier was however eliminated 6–7(5–7), 4–6 by Jovanovski and Krunić to give the win 3–2 to Serbia.[20] Canada then had to play a playoff to stay in the World Group II for the second straight year, but lost a close tie to Slovenia 2–3.[21]

In 2013, Canada was promoted to the World Group II for the first time since 2011 when the team of Eugenie Bouchard, Gabriela Dabrowski, Sharon Fichman and Stéphanie Dubois beat Ukraine 3–2 in the World Group II playoffs.[22] In the first round of the World Group II in 2014, Wozniak won the first rubber by a 7–5, 2–6, 6–4 score over Vesna Dolonc. Bouchard then gave Canada a 2–0 lead after the first day when she beat Jovana Jakšić 6–0, 6–1. In the third rubber the next day, Bouchard defeated Dolonc 6–0, 6–3 and secured the victory for Canada. Canadians Dabrowski and Fichman lost the doubles match 6–2, 3–6, [8–10] to Jakšić and Stojanović to end the tie with a 3–1 score in favour of Canada.[23] Canada next played a World Group I playoff in April against Slovakia, the first time since 2004. The first day, Wozniak upset world no. 52 Jana Čepelová 4–6, 7–5, 7–5 and Bouchard won her match 7–6(7–0), 2–6, 6–1 over Kristína Kučová to end day one with a 2–0 lead for Canada. Bouchard then won her next match the following day 7–6(8–6), 6–3 over Čepelová to clinch the tie for the host country with an insurmountable 3–0 lead. The win means Canada has its place in the World Group I next year, the first time ever for the country since the introduction of the new World Group format in 1995. Slovakians Janette Husárová and Anna Karolína Schmiedlová beat the Canadian duo of Dabrowski and Fichman 6–4, 5–7, [11–9] to close the meeting with a 3–1 score for Canada.[24]

Canada will next play Czech Republic in the first round of the 2015 World Group at home.[25]

Current squad[edit]

Rankings as of April 14, 2014

Squad representing Canada vs. Slovakia (2014 World Group Play-offs)[26]
Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Bouchard, EugenieEugenie Bouchard (1994-02-25)February 25, 1994 2011 2014  Serbia 8 10–2 1–0 11–2 18 104
Dabrowski, GabrielaGabriela Dabrowski (1992-04-01)April 1, 1992 2013 2014  Serbia 5 0–0 3–2 3–2 199 59
Fichman, SharonSharon Fichman (1990-12-03)December 3, 1990 2005 2014  Serbia 25 9–3 13–6 22–9 89 56
Wozniak, AleksandraAleksandra Wozniak (1987-09-07)September 7, 1987 2004 2014  Serbia 34 31–8 8–1 39–9 157 349

Recent performances[edit]

Here is the list of all match-ups since 1995, when the competition started being held in the current World Group format.

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 3 Feb Lambaré (PAR)  Cuba 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 4 Feb Lambaré (PAR)  Puerto Rico 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 5 Feb Lambaré (PAR)  Brazil 2–1 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Final 6 Feb Lambaré (PAR)  Colombia 2–0 Win
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 24–25 Apr Montreal (CAN)  Argentina 5–0 Win
2011 World Group II, 1st Round 5–6 Feb Novi Sad (SRB)  Serbia 2–3 Loss
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 16–17 Apr Koper (SLO)  Slovenia 2–3 Loss
2012 Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 1 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Peru 2–1 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 2 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Argentina 0–3 Loss
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 3 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Bahamas 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, 3rd To 4th Play-offs 4 Feb Curitiba (BRA)  Paraguay 0–2 Loss
2013 Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 6 Feb Medellín (COL)  Peru 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 7 Feb Medellín (COL)  Venezuela 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 8 Feb Medellín (COL)  Colombia 2–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Final 9 Feb Medellín (COL)  Brazil 2–1 Win
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 20–21 Apr Kiev (UKR)  Ukraine 3–2 Win
2014 World Group II, 1st Round 8–9 Feb Montreal (CAN)  Serbia 3–1 Win
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 19–20 Apr Quebec City (CAN)  Slovakia 3–1 Win
2015 World Group, 1st Round 7–8 Feb Quebec City (CAN)  Czech Republic TBD Pending

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fed Cup profile - Canada". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Great Britain". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Sweden". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Australia". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Switzerland". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Germany". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Netherlands". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Soviet Union". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Czechoslovakia". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. South Korea". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Finland". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Sweden". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Czechoslovakia". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Italy". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Japan". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Argentina". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Israel". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Argentina". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Argentina". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Serbia". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Slovenia". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Canada defeats Ukraine in Fed Cup playoff tie". CBC Sports. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Eugenie Bouchard propels Canada to Fed Cup playoffs". CBC Sports. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Eugenie Bouchard, Canada clinch Fed Cup playoff tie". CBC Sports. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Canada to play Czech Republic in 2015 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round". Tennis Canada. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Slovakia". FedCup.com. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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