Fed Cup: Canada will face Switzerland


The Canadian team will play Switzerland in the qualifying rounds of the Fed Cup on February 7 and 8 in Switzerland.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) made the official draw on Wednesday. In addition to this duel, confrontations United States-Lithuania, the Netherlands-Belarus, Romania-Russia, Brazil-Germany, Slovakia-Great Britain, Spain-Japan and Belgium-Kazakhstan are planned.

Deprived of Bianca Andreescu and Eugenie Bouchard last April, Canada lost 4-0 to the Czech Republic in the World Group qualifying match. The formation of the Maple Leaf, 13th on the international scene, will be measured in Switzerland, ninth in the world, for the sixth time, hoping to secure its place for the finals to be held in Budapest in April 2020.

Under the new format of the Fed Cup, the qualifiers will pit eight seeded against so many neglected nations, the winners reaching the final. The finalists of the 2019 Fed Cup, France and Australia, have a ticket for the final stage, as well as Hungary, as a host country, and the Czech Republic, which received a pass awarded by the board of directors of the finals of the Fed Cup.

The choice of surface and venue as well as the composition of the teams for the Canada-Switzerland matches will be announced at a later date.

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