SLOVAKIA BEATS CANADA 3-2 TO QUALIFY FOR WORLD GROUP II OF FED CUP BY BNP PARIBAS
Abanda delivered a solid performance to earn her third career Fed Cup victory. The 19-year-old trailed 1-3 in the opening set before reeling off three straight games and she never looked back. From 5-5 in the first set she won six consecutive games to lead 7-5, 4-0. Abanda hit 24 winners in the match.
The loss means that Canada will be relegated to the Americas Zone Group I competition for 2017. A first since 2013.
– Françoise Abanda
-Sylvain Bruneau, Captain of the Canadian Fed Cup team.
– Matej Liptak, Captain of the Slovak Fed Cup team
|Saturday April 16||First Singles Rubber||Cibulkova d. Abanda 4-6, 6-3, 6-1|
|Saturday April 16||Second Singles Rubber||Schmiedlova d. Wozniak 6-4, 4-6, 6-4|
|Sunday April 17||Third Singles Rubber||Abanda d. Cepelova 7-5, 6-2|
|Sunday April 17||Fourth Singles Rubber||Cibulkova d. Wozniak 6-2, 6-0|
|Sunday April 17||Doubles Rubber||Fichman/Robillard-Millette d. Cepelova/Mihalikova 6-3, 0-6, 10-8|
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