Quebecer Leylah Annie Fernandez will represent Canada in the Billy Jane Gold Cup knockout on the hard court of the Ibar Stadium in Kralayevo, Serbia, from April 16th to 17th. One of four players.
Fernandez won the championship in Monterrey, Mexico last month, ranking 72 in the world. Last year, she won the attention of the Billie Jean King Cup and won the singles match of Belinda Bencic, the fifth WTA player at the time. However, Maple Leaf lost the duel against Switzerland.
Canadian team captain Heidi El Tabakh said in a statement: “We can’t wait to participate in this game in Kraljevo.” On the occasion of the first meeting of the new Billy Jane King Cup , We are particularly honored to represent Canada. [autrefois la Fed Cup]. […] Serbia has a very strong team, we will not be easy, but we are ready, we will do our best to ensure victory and ensure our qualifying places next year. “
Among other Canadians, Marino will wear Canadian colors for the fourth time in this competition. After making his team’s debut in 2005, Fishman played 28 games and won 24-10 in the Billy Jane King’s Cup, including 15 doubles titles. In the end, Zhao will be the third meeting in the event.
The victory of the Canadian team will enable him to advance to next year’s Billy Jane Gold Cup, the opportunity to participate in the 2022 finals, and a loss will make him enter the first group of the Americas.
At the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina, Leylah Annie Fernandez flew up and defeated China’s Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the matchup.
Despite seven double turnovers, the champion defeated the No. 16 seed in the game in just 68 minutes. She defeated five break points for her opponent and scored 72.7% of her first serve points.
In the next round of the duel, Fernandez will face Danka Kovinic of Montenegro, who is ranked 91st in the world, with Romanian Gabriela Talaba ranked 214th.