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Tennis Canada – The Czech team has chosen to play on an indoor clay court surface for the upcoming tie in April
 

Montreal, March 19, 2019 – The Czech Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday that the upcoming Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off between Canada and the Czech Republic will take place in Prostejov, in the Czech Republic, and will be disputed on an indoor clay court. The choice of surface was made by the Czech team for the tie that will take place on April 20 and 21. The player nominations will be announced at a later date.
 
This will be the seventh meeting between these two teams, with the Czech Republic having won all six previous ties. The last encounter dates back to 2015 when the Czechs defeated the Canadian team by a score of 4-0 in the World Group first round tie in Quebec City. Canada is currently ranked no. 11 in the rankings thanks to their 4-0 win this past February over the Netherlands in the World Group II first round tie. The Canadian team made up of Bianca Andreescu, Françoise Abanda, Rebecca Marino and Gabriela Dabrowski put on a dominant performance on the clay courts in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
 
For their part, the Czech Republic are currently ranked No. 1 in the world and are the defending Fed Cup champions. They were upset this past February by a resilient Romanian team who got their victory in a tight decisive fifth rubber playing on the road.
 
The winner of this upcoming tie will earn a spot in the World Group for 2020 while the losing nation will compete the World Group II next year.
 
FED CUP WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFF TIES
April 20-21, 2019
 
CZECH REPUBLIC vs Canada
UNITED STATES* vs Switzerland
Latvia* vs GERMANY
BELGIUM vs Spain

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