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Tennis Canada  – The tie will take place in Switzerland on February 7 and 8, 2020

Montreal, August 20, 2019 – On Wednesday, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) held the official draw of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifiers. The Canadian squad will take on Switzerland in Switzerland on February 7 and 8, 2020. The name of the site and choice of surface will be announced at a later date.

Last April, Canada fell 4-0 to the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Qualifiers at Agrofert Arena in Prostejov. The nation disputed its first World Group Qualifiers since 2015 after overpowering the Netherlands in the initial round of the World Group II ties in February. Bianca Andreescu emerged as the star of the showdown, winning her two singles matches en route to a 4-0 landslide.
 
Canada will now fight in the Qualifiers to earn a spot in the Finals in Budapest in April 2020. The new Fed Cup format features a qualifying round  between eight seeded and eight unseeded nations, with the winners moving on to the Finals. The 2019 Fed Cup finalists—France and Australia—are automatically entered into the Finals, along with host country Hungary and the Czech Republic, which was awarded a wildcard from the Fed Cup Committee and ITF board.

The tie marks the 6th meeting between the two nations, with Canada winning 3 meetings versus 2 for Switzerland. 

Canada is currently ranked No. 13 in the Fed Cup rankings. Switzerland is 9th.

FED CUP QUALIFYING ROUND
February 7-8, 2020
USA* vs. Latvia
Netherlands vs. BELARUS
ROMANIA* vs. Russia
Brazil* vs. GERMANY
SPAIN vs. Japan
SWITZERLAND vs. Canada
BELGIUM* vs. Kazakhstan
Slovakia* vs. GREAT BRITAIN

The host nations are listed first, the seeded nations are in capitals.
*Host nations determined by lot.   
 

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About Fed Cup
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 2019. The competition is 56 years old, having been founded in 1963. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas (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 and www.fedcup.com/es
 
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, 9 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 13 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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