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Tennis Canada – Canada dominates Bolivia 3-0

Montreal, February 8, 2017 – Team Canada secured its second straight victory on Wednesday, sweeping Bolivia 3-0 at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I event being held in Metepec, Mexico until February 11.

After defeating Venezuela 2-1 on Tuesday, captain Sylvain Bruneau modified his lineup to include Fed Cup rookie Katherine Sebov (Toronto, ON) as the no. 2 singles player replacing Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC). Sebov gave Canada a 1-0 lead thanks to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Maria-Fernanda Alvarez-Teran. The 18-year-old hit five aces in the match and won 88% of her first serve points. Before coming to Mexico, Sebov reached a pair of Challenger semifinals in Orlando and last week at the $100,000 event in Midland.  

In the second match, Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Mississauga, ON) earned her third triumph in two days defeating Noelia Zeballos 6-3, 6-1 in under an hour. Robillard-Millette and Sebov completed the sweep of Bolivia with a 6-2, 6-1 win in doubles over Hortencia Birnbaumer and Paola Cortez Vargas.

On Thursday, Canada will face Paraguay with first place in Pool A on the line. The winner of the tie will advance to Saturday’s final for the chance to qualify for the World Group II playoffs in April.   

About Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 107 nations entered in 2017. The competition is 54 years old having been founded in 1963. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) is an international sponsor, while beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com, www.fedcup.com/es, www.twitter.com/fedcup, https://www.facebook.com/FedCup and www.Weibo.com/fedcupofficial

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 8 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 15 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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