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Canada Fed Cup team

Canada
Captain Sylvain Bruneau
ITF ranking No. 12 3 (as of April 20, 2015)
Highest ITF ranking No. 8 (April 21, 2014)
Colors Red & White
First year 1963
Years played 52
Ties played (W–L) 161 (95–66)
Years in
World Group
32 (18–32)
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]

Contents

  • History of Team Canada in Fed Cup 1
  • Current team 2
  • Players 3
    • Most ties played 3.1
    • Most singles wins 3.2
    • Most doubles wins 3.3
  • Recent performances 4
    • 1990s 4.1
    • 2000s 4.2
    • 2010s 4.3
  • Head-to-head record 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History of Team Canada in Fed Cup

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 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 World No. 33 Irina-Camelia Begu 4–6, 7–5, 6–4 in the first match, her first Fed Cup win, but Bouchard was upset by Alexandra Dulgheru 6–4, 6–4 in the second to end day one in a 1–1 tie. Bouchard and Abanda both lost their matches the next day (to Mitu 4–6, 6–4, 6–1 and Dulgheru 3–6, 7–5, 6–2 respectively) to give the win to Romania. Dabrowski and Fichman defeated the Romanian doubles team of Mitu and Olaru 6–1, 4–6, [10–5] to end the meeting with a 3–2 score in favour of Romania.[26] Canada will next play a World Group II first round tie at home against Belarus in February 2016.[27]

Current team

Rankings as of April 13, 2015
Team representing Canada vs. Romania (2015 World Group Play-offs)[28]
Name Born First Last Ties Win/Loss Ranks
Year Tie Sin Dou Tot Sin Dou
Abanda, FrançoiseFrançoise Abanda (1997-02-05)February 5, 1997 2015 2015  Romania 2 1–2 0–1 1–3 260 442
Bouchard, EugenieEugenie Bouchard (1994-02-25)February 25, 1994 2011 2015  Romania 9 10–4 1–0 11–4 7 1074
Dabrowski, GabrielaGabriela Dabrowski (1992-04-01)April 1, 1992 2013 2015  Romania 7 0–2 4–3 4–5 181 43
Fichman, SharonSharon Fichman (1990-12-03)December 3, 1990 2005 2015  Romania 26 9–3 14–6 23–9 205 141

Players

Most ties played

# Name CAN career Ties Tot W/L
1. Wozniak, AleksandraAleksandra Wozniak 2004–present 34 39–9
2. Hetherington, JillJill Hetherington 1983–1996 30 16–20
2. Pelletier, Marie-ÈveMarie-Ève Pelletier 2002–2012 30 25–16
4. Fichman, SharonSharon Fichman 2005–present 26 23–9
5. Simpson, ReneRene Simpson 1988–1998 24 20–16
5. Jeyaseelan, SonyaSonya Jeyaseelan 1997–2003 24 29–7
7. Nejedly, JanaJana Nejedly 1995–2003 23 20–6
8. Dubois, StéphanieStéphanie Dubois 2004–2013 22 23–11
9. Hy-Boulais, PatriciaPatricia Hy-Boulais 1991–1998 19 14–15
10. O'Hara, JaneJane O'Hara 1969–1975 18 14–14
10. Blackwood, MarjorieMarjorie Blackwood 1976–1982 18 16–11

Most singles wins

# Name CAN career Ties Sin W/L Dou W/L
1. Wozniak, AleksandraAleksandra Wozniak 2004–present 34 31–8 8–1
2. Nejedly, JanaJana Nejedly 1995–2003 23 19–5 1–1
3. Jeyaseelan, SonyaSonya Jeyaseelan 1997–2003 24 12–5 17–2
3. Dubois, StéphanieStéphanie Dubois 2004–2013 22 12–8 11–3
5. Kelesi, HelenHelen Kelesi 1986–1994 17 11–5 4–5
6. Drake, MaureenMaureen Drake 2000–2003 15 10–3 6–1
6. Bouchard, EugenieEugenie Bouchard 2011–present 9 10–4 1–0
6. Bassett-Seguso, CarlingCarling Bassett-Seguso 1982–1987 15 10–5 2–4
6. Blackwood, MarjorieMarjorie Blackwood 1976–1982 18 10–7 6–4
6. Simpson, ReneRene Simpson 1988–1998 24 10–7 10–9
6. Hy-Boulais, PatriciaPatricia Hy-Boulais 1991–1998 19 10–12 4–3

Most doubles wins

# Name CAN career Ties Dou W/L Sin W/L
1. Jeyaseelan, SonyaSonya Jeyaseelan 1997–2003 24 17–2 12–5
2. Pelletier, Marie-ÈveMarie-Ève Pelletier 2002–2012 30 16–7 9–9
3. Fichman, SharonSharon Fichman 2005–present 26 14–6 9–3
4. Hetherington, JillJill Hetherington 1983–1996 30 13–15 3–5
5. Dubois, StéphanieStéphanie Dubois 2004–2013 22 11–3 12–8
6. Simpson, ReneRene Simpson 1988–1998 24 10–9 10–7
7. Wozniak, AleksandraAleksandra Wozniak 2004–present 34 8–1 31–8
8. Kolbovic, RenataRenata Kolbovic 1999–2001 8 7–1 1–0
8. Webb, VanessaVanessa Webb 2000–2003 8 7–1 0–0
10. Drake, MaureenMaureen Drake 2000–2003 15 6–1 10–3
10. Blackwood, MarjorieMarjorie Blackwood 1976–1982 18 6–4 10–7
10. O'Hara, JaneJane O'Hara 1969–1975 18 6–6 8–8
10. Pelletier, HélèneHélène Pelletier 1981–1985 12 6–6 2–0
*Active players in bold, statistics as of April 20, 2015

Recent performances

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

1990s

2000s

2010s

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 3–2 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 TBD Pending

Head-to-head record

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 5–0 100% 0–0 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
 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
 Paraguay 3–2 60% 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
  Switzerland 3–2 60% 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1
 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
 Italy 2–1 67% 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
 Venezuela 2–2 50% 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
 Bulgaria 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
 Ireland 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Country Record W% Hard Clay Grass Carpet
 South Korea 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
 Poland 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 Chinese Taipei 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 Ukraine 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 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
 Slovakia 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 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
 Spain 1–3 25% 1–1 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
 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
 Romania 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 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
 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
*Previous champions in bold, teams that have been ranked no. 1 in italics, statistics as of April 20, 2015

See also

References

  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 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 to play Belarus at home in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas". Tennis Canada. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Tie details - Canada vs. Romania". FedCup.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 

External links

  • Team page on FedCup.com
  • Tennis Canada
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