Canada Fed Cup team

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Canada
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Captain Sylvain Bruneau
ITF ranking 17 Increase1 (April 23, 2018)
Highest ITF ranking 8 (April 21, 2014)
Colors Red & White
First year 1963
Years played 55
Ties played (W–L) 170 (101–69)
Years in
World Group
22 (13–20)
Best finish SF (1988)
Most total wins Aleksandra Wozniak (40–12)
Most singles wins Aleksandra Wozniak (32–11)
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 (36)
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]

1963–1994: Appearances in the World Group quarterfinals and semifinals[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]

1995–2009: Moderate success[edit]

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]

2010–13: World Group II contender[edit]

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 over Aleksandra Krunić and Aleksandra Wozniak lost the second one to Bojana Jovanovski. The next day, Marino lost the third rubber to Jovanovski, but Wozniak tied the meeting thanks to a win over Ana Jovanović. Canada's doubles team of Sharon Fichman and Marie-Ève Pelletier was however eliminated 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]

2014–15: Run to the World Group[edit]

In the first round of the World Group II in 2014, Wozniak won the first rubber over Vesna Dolonc. Bouchard then gave Canada a 2–0 lead after the first day when she beat Jovana Jakšić. In the third rubber the next day, Bouchard defeated Dolonc and secured the victory for Canada. Canadians Dabrowski and Fichman lost the doubles match 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 No. 52 Jana Čepelová and Bouchard won her match over Kristína Kučová to end day one with a 2–0 lead for Canada. Bouchard then won her next match the following day 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 to close the meeting with a 3–1 score for Canada.[24]

Canada played their 2015 World Group first round against the reigning champions and number one seed the Czech Republic at home. The team, without its two best players Bouchard and Wozniak in its ranks, lost the four matches of the meeting.[25] Canada had to host Romania in a World Group playoff in April to stay in the World Group for the next year. Françoise Abanda surprised No. 33 Irina-Camelia Begu in the first match, her first Fed Cup win, but Bouchard was upset by Alexandra Dulgheru in the second to end day one in a 1–1 tie. Bouchard and Abanda both lost their matches the next day (to Mitu and Dulgheru respectively) to give the win to Romania. Dabrowski and Fichman defeated the Romanian doubles team of Mitu and Olaru to end the meeting with a 3–2 score in favour of Romania.[26]

2016 to present: Short relegation to the Americas Zone and return to the World Group II[edit]

Canada next played a World Group II first round tie at home against Belarus in February 2016, but lost the meeting by a score of 2–3.[27] Canada then played a playoff in April 2016 to secure its place in the World Group II for the next year, but lost a fourth tie in a row with a score of 3–2 for Slovakia. They were relegated in the Americas Zone Group I for 2017, the first time since 2013.[28]

In February 2017, the team of Bianca Andreescu, Charlotte Robillard-Millette, Katherine Sebov and Carol Zhao defeated respectively Venezuela, Bolivia and Paraguay in the Round Robin, and Chile in the promotional playoff.[29] Canada next played in April 2017 at the World Group II Play-offs against Kazakhstan. Françoise Abanda won her two singles matches over world No. 51 Yaroslava Shvedova and world No. 31 Yulia Putintseva. 16-year-old Bianca Andreescu lost her first rubber to Putintseva but defeated Shvedova in the second. The doubles team of Gabriela Dabrowski and Katherine Sebov lost the final rubber to Kamila Kerimbayeva and Galina Voskoboeva. Canada won the tie 3-2 and will be back in the World Group II in 2018.[30]

In 2018, the team of Bianca Andreescu, Gabriela Dabrowski, Katherine Sebov and Carol Zhao lost in the first round of the World Group II first round to Romania by the score of 1-3. Zhao and Andreescu lost the two singles matches the first day, respectively to Sorana Cîrstea and Irina-Camelia Begu. The second day, Sebov was defeated by Begu and Canada's doubles team of Dabrowski and Zhao won over Ana Bogdan and Raluca Olaru.[31] In the World Group II Play-offs, Andreescu lost the first rubber in three sets to world No. 40 Lesia Tsurenko and Bouchard won her two singles matches over Kateryna Bondarenko and Tsurenko. Dabrowski lost the fourth singles match to Bondarenko, sending the tie to a decisive doubles match. The team of Andreescu and Dabrowski won over Bondarenko and Olga Savchuk to secure Canada's place in the World Group II for a second straight year.[32]

Current team[edit]

Rankings as of April 16, 2018

Team representing Canada vs. Ukraine (2018 World Group II Playoffs)[33]
Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Françoise Abanda (1997-02-05)February 5, 1997 2015 2017  Kazakhstan 5 5–4 0–1 5–5 127 1316
Bianca Andreescu (2000-06-16)June 16, 2000 2017 2018  Ukraine 7 5–3 3–0 8–3 197 160
Eugenie Bouchard (1994-02-25)February 25, 1994 2011 2018  Ukraine 10 12–4 1–0 13–4 117 119
Gabriela Dabrowski (1992-04-01)April 1, 1992 2013 2018  Ukraine 11 0–3 6–5 6–8 364 10

Players[edit]

Most ties played[edit]

# Name CAN career Ties Tot W/L
1. Aleksandra Wozniak 2004–present 36 40–12
2. Marie-Ève Pelletier 2002–2012 30 25–16
2. Jill Hetherington 1983–1996 30 16–20
4. Sharon Fichman 2005–2016 27 24–9
5. Sonya Jeyaseelan 1997–2003 24 29–7
5. Rene Simpson 1988–1998 24 20–16
7. Jana Nejedly 1995–2003 23 20–6
8. Stéphanie Dubois 2004–2013 22 23–11
9. Patricia Hy-Boulais 1991–1998 19 14–15
10. Marjorie Blackwood 1976–1982 18 16–11
10. Jane O'Hara 1969–1975 18 14–14

Most singles wins[edit]

# Name CAN career Ties Sin W/L Dou W/L
1. Aleksandra Wozniak 2004–present 36 32–11 8–1
2. Jana Nejedly 1995–2003 23 19–5 1–1
3. Eugenie Bouchard 2011–present 10 12–4 1–0
3. Sonya Jeyaseelan 1997–2003 24 12–5 17–2
3. Stéphanie Dubois 2004–2013 22 12–8 11–3
6. Helen Kelesi 1986–1994 17 11–5 4–5
7. Maureen Drake 2000–2003 15 10–3 6–1
7. Carling Bassett-Seguso 1982–1987 15 10–5 2–4
7. Marjorie Blackwood 1976–1982 18 10–7 6–4
7. Rene Simpson 1988–1998 24 10–7 10–9
7. Patricia Hy-Boulais 1991–1998 19 10–12 4–3

Most doubles wins[edit]

# Name CAN career Ties Dou W/L Sin W/L
1. Sonya Jeyaseelan 1997–2003 24 17–2 12–5
2. Marie-Ève Pelletier 2002–2012 30 16–7 9–9
3. Sharon Fichman 2005–2016 27 15–6 9–3
4. Jill Hetherington 1983–1996 30 13–15 3–5
5. Stéphanie Dubois 2004–2013 22 11–3 12–8
6. Rene Simpson 1988–1998 24 10–9 10–7
7. Aleksandra Wozniak 2004–present 36 8–1 32–11
8. Renata Kolbovic 1999–2001 8 7–1 1–0
8. Vanessa Webb 2000–2003 8 7–1 0–0
10. Maureen Drake 2000–2003 15 6–1 10–3
10. Marjorie Blackwood 1976–1982 18 6–4 10–7
10. Gabriela Dabrowski 2013–present 11 6–5 0–3
10. Jane O'Hara 1969–1975 18 6–6 8–8
10. Hélène Pelletier 1981–1985 12 6–6 2–0
*Active players in bold, statistics as of April 23, 2018

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 Surface Location Opponent Score Result
2010 Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 3 Feb Clay Lambaré (PAR)  Cuba 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 4 Feb Clay Lambaré (PAR)  Puerto Rico 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 5 Feb Clay Lambaré (PAR)  Brazil 2–1 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Final 6 Feb Clay Lambaré (PAR)  Colombia 2–0 Win
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 24–25 Apr Carpet (i) Montreal (CAN)  Argentina 5–0 Win
2011 World Group II, 1st Round 5–6 Feb Hard (i) Novi Sad (SRB)  Serbia 2–3 Loss
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 16–17 Apr Clay Koper (SLO)  Slovenia 2–3 Loss
2012 Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 1 Feb Clay Curitiba (BRA)  Peru 2–1 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 2 Feb Clay Curitiba (BRA)  Argentina 0–3 Loss
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 3 Feb Clay Curitiba (BRA)  Bahamas 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, 3rd To 4th Play-offs 4 Feb Clay Curitiba (BRA)  Paraguay 0–2 Loss
2013 Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 6 Feb Clay Medellín (COL)  Peru 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 7 Feb Clay Medellín (COL)  Venezuela 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 8 Feb Clay Medellín (COL)  Colombia 2–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Final 9 Feb Clay Medellín (COL)  Brazil 2–1 Win
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 20–21 Apr Clay (i) Kiev (UKR)  Ukraine 3–0 Win
2014 World Group II, 1st Round 8–9 Feb Hard (i) Montreal (CAN)  Serbia 3–1 Win
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 19–20 Apr Hard (i) Quebec City (CAN)  Slovakia 3–1 Win
2015 World Group, 1st Round 7–8 Feb Hard (i) Quebec City (CAN)  Czech Republic 0–4 Loss
World Group, Relegation Play-offs 18–19 Apr Hard (i) Montreal (CAN)  Romania 2–3 Loss
2016 World Group II, 1st Round 6–7 Feb Hard (i) Quebec City (CAN)  Belarus 2–3 Loss
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 16–17 Apr Clay (i) Bratislava (SVK)  Slovakia 2–3 Loss
2017 Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 7 Feb Hard Metepec (MEX)  Venezuela 2–1 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 8 Feb Hard Metepec (MEX)  Bolivia 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Round Robin 9 Feb Hard Metepec (MEX)  Paraguay 3–0 Win
Americas Zone Group I, Final 11 Feb Hard Metepec (MEX)  Chile 2–0 Win
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 22–23 Apr Hard (i) Montreal (CAN)  Kazakhstan 3–2 Win
2018 World Group II, 1st Round 10–11 Feb Hard (i) Cluj-Napoca (ROU)  Romania 1–3 Loss
World Group II, Relegation Play-offs 21–22 Apr Hard (i) Montreal (CAN)  Ukraine 3–2 Win
2019 World Group II, 1st Round 9–10 Feb TBD TBD TBD TBD Pending

Head-to-head record[edit]

Country Record W% Hard Clay Grass Carpet
 Brazil 12–0 100% 1–0 10–0 1–0 0–0
 Uruguay 7–0 100% 1–0 6–0 0–0 0–0
 Mexico 7–1 88% 1–1 6–0 0–0 0–0
 Chile 6–0 100% 1–0 5–0 0–0 0–0
 Puerto Rico 5–1 83% 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0
 Bahamas 4–0 100% 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
 Paraguay 4–2 67% 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
 Cuba 3–0 100% 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0
 Denmark 3–0 100% 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 Ecuador 3–0 100% 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0
 Peru 3–0 100% 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0
 Colombia 3–1 75% 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0
 Sweden 3–1 75% 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–0
  Switzerland 3–2 60% 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1
 Venezuela 3–2 60% 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
 Netherlands 3–3 50% 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0
 Argentina 3–4 43% 2–0 0–4 0–0 1–0
 El Salvador 2–0 100% 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
 Norway 2–0 100% 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0
 Ukraine 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 Italy 2–1 67% 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
 Bolivia 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
 Bulgaria 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 Chinese Taipei 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 Finland 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
 Greece 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Country Record W% Hard Clay Grass Carpet
 Ireland 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
 Kazakhstan 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
 Poland 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 South Korea 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
 Israel 1–1 50% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
 South Africa 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
 Hungary 1–2 33% 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0
 Russia 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
 Serbia 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
 Slovakia 1–2 33% 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0
 France 1–3 25% 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0
 Japan 1–3 25% 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1
 Spain 1–3 25% 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0
 Belarus 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
 New Zealand 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
 Slovenia 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
 United States 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
 Austria 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0
 Indonesia 0–2 0% 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0
 Belgium 0–3 0% 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0
 Great Britain 0–3 0% 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0
 Romania 0–3 0% 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0
 Australia 0–4 0% 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0
 Germany 0–5 0% 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–0
 Czech Republic 0–6 0% 0–5 0–1 0–0 0–0
Overall Win–Loss 101–69 59% 29–17 66–42 5–7 1–3
*Previous champions in bold, teams that have been ranked No. 1 in italics, statistics as of April 23, 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Great Britain". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
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  23. ^ "Eugenie Bouchard propels Canada to Fed Cup playoffs". CBC Sports. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
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  25. ^ "Canada swept by Czechs in Fed Cup World Group". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  26. ^ "Eugenie Bouchard loses, Canada falls to Romania at Fed Cup". CBC Sports. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  27. ^ "Canada defeated by Belarus 3-2 in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round". Tennis Canada. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  28. ^ "Cibulkova ends Canadian comeback". FedCup.com. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  29. ^ "Canada advances to the Fed Cup World Group II playoffs". Tennis Canada. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  30. ^ "Fed Cup: Andreescu wraps up the tie for Canada". Tennis Canada. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  31. ^ "Canada falls 3-1 to Romania in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round play". Tennis Canada. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
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