December 6, 2013, Montreal (ISN) – The top Canadian players will be heading to Florida early next week to take part in a training camp organized by Tennis Canada to prepare for Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie between Canada and Serbia on February 8 and 9, 2014.
The top eight players in the country were selected to participate in the 10-day camp. Françoise Abanda (Montreal, QC), Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC), Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON), Stéphanie Dubois (Laval, QC), Heidi El Tabakh (Toronto, ON), Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON), Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC), and Carol Zhao (Richmond Hill, ON) will practice on the courts at the USTA National Training Centre in Boca Raton. They will have the chance to play practice matches against the likes of Dominika Cibulkova, Jamie Hampton, Madison Keys, and Lucie Safarova. The players will be supported by a team of coaches that includes Fed Cup captain Sylvain Bruneau, Nathalie Tauziat, Simon Larose, Nick Saviano, Larry Jurovich, and Bruno Echagaray.
“It will be a good opportunity for the girls to have a strong preparation for the start of the season,” said Sylvain Bruneau. “The camp will also help build team spirit as we begin our quest for a place in World Group I this year.”
The camp will be held from December 9-20. Françoise Abanda, Eugenie Bouchard, Stéphanie Dubois, and Aleksandra Wozniak will be made available to the media via conference call. The details will be via email.
About Fed Cup by BNP Paribas
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with more than 80 nations entered in 2009. The event was established in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup, while Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner.
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, eight professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 11 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.