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Tennis Canada – The Dutch team has chosen to play on a clay court surface for the upcoming tie in February
 
Montreal, October 16, 2018 – The Royal Dutch Lawn Association announced on Tuesday that the upcoming Fed Cup by BNP Paribas tie between Canada and the Netherlands will take place in Hertogenbosch at Maaspoort Sports & Events, in the Netherlands, and will be disputed on an indoor red clay court. The choice of surface was made by the Dutch team for the tie that will take place on February 9 and 10. The player nominations will be announced at a later date.
 
This will be the seventh time that the teams face each other, the last encounter dating back to 1987. Canada is currently ranked no. 17 in the rankings while the Netherlands are no. 10. The winner of this tie will earn a spot in the World Group I play-off tie scheduled to take place in April. This will be the first tie for Heidi El Tabakh as the captain of the Canadian Fed Cup Team.
 
Canada earned their spot in World Group II thanks to their 3-2 victory over Ukraine this past April. Considered 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 decisive match.
 
FED CUP WORLD GROUP II FIRST ROUND TIES
February 9-10, 2019
 
SWITZERLAND* vs. Italy
Lithuania* vs. SLOVAKIA
JAPAN vs. Spain
NETHERLANDS* vs. Canada
 
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 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 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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