Tennis Canada Unveils Fed Cup Team

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Tennis CanadaDubois, Fichman, Marino and Wozniak to represent Canada at Americas Zone Group I event in Brazil

Tennis Canada announced Tuesday the names of the players slated to compete in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I matches to be held in Curitiba, Brazil from January 30 to February 4, 2012.

Stéphanie Dubois (Laval, QC), Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON), Rebecca Marino (Vancouver, BC) and Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) were chosen to represent the nation by team captain Sylvain Bruneau.

“We came very close to reaching World Group I last year and now it’s time to get back to our winning ways after two tough losses in 2012,” said Bruneau. “I have confidence in the depth and experience of my team. We are aiming for a spot in the World Group for 2013 and we will get there by taking one step at a time. ”  

Member of the Miele Canadian Fed Cup team since 2004, Dubois has racked up 21 wins and eight losses. Currently ranked no. 97 on the WTA rankings, Dubois enjoyed the best season of her career in 2011, finishing the year inside the Top 100 for the first time. However, a stress fracture in her foot forced Dubois to shut down her season in September.

Fichman, 21 years old, has earned fourteen victories compared to just three losses since making her Fed Cup debut in 2005. She also boasts an 11-1 record in matches played on clay. She currently sits at no. 168 in singles and no. 99 in doubles on the world rankings. 

Marino made her Fed Cup debut last year, posting  a record of two wins and three losses. At no. 64 on the WTA rankings, the 21 year-old is the top ranked player on the squad. Marino put together a breakthrough 2011 campaign, reaching a carrer best ranking of no. 38 in July. 

Wozniak boasts an impressive Fed Cup record of 35 wins and eight losses. Her 28 triumphs in singles and 35 total victories are both Canadian Fed Cup records. She is also the most experienced player on the team having played 13 ties for Canada in her career. Currently ranked no. 107 in the world, Wozniak won the $100,000 Odlum Brown Van Open in Vancouver last summer. 

In 2011, Canada lost 3-2 to Serbia in the first round of World Group II and the team was relegated to Americas Zone Group I for 2012 following another 3-2 loss at the hands of Slovenia in a World Group II playoff tie last April.  

Canada joins Argentina, the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela on the clay courts in Curitiba, Brazil for the Americas Group I zonal event.

The participating nations will be divided into two groups of four teams. The winners of each group will then face off for the chance to take part in a World Group II playoff tie in April 2012 while the two lowest ranking teams will be sent to Group II of the Americas Zone in 2013.

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