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Tennis Canada – Montreal, July 24, 2018 – It was on Tuesday in London that the International Tennis Federation (ITF) held the official draw for the 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas season. Canada’s opponent for the upcoming first round tie in February is now know. The Canadian team will take on the Netherlands, who will host the tie, in the World Group II first round on February 9 and 10, 2019. The choice of surface, the venue as well as the players nominated for each team will be announced at a later date.

With their 3-2 victory over Ukraine this past April, Canada secured its place in World Group II. Considered as the underdogs on paper, the Canadian team composed of Françoise Abanda, Bianca Andreescu, Eugenie Bouchard and Gabriela Dabrowski showed courage and determination to win the tie in the decisive rubber.

This will be the seventh meeting between the two countries but the first one since 1987. Canada is currently ranked no. 17, while the Netherlands are no. 10. The winner of this tie will qualify for the World Group play-offs scheduled to take place in April.

February 9-10, 2019
Latvia* vs SLOVAKIA
JAPAN c. Spain

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

 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 98 nations entered in 2018. The competition is 55 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 and

 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: and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



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