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World Group II Play-off

20 Apr - 21 Apr 2013, Sport Club Meridian, Kiev, Ukraine, Clay, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Lesia TSURENKO
    • Date of birth:  30 May 1989
    • Singles ranking:  124
    • Doubles ranking:  548
    • Elina SVITOLINA
    • Date of birth:  12 Sep 1994
    • Singles ranking:  34
    • Doubles ranking:  126
    • Yuliya BEYGELZIMER
    • Date of birth:  20 Oct 1983
    • Singles ranking:  163
    • Doubles ranking:  88
    • Kateryna KOZLOVA
    • Date of birth:  20 Feb 1994
    • Singles ranking:  147
    • Doubles ranking:  221
  • Team captain Igor DERNOVSKYI
    • Eugenie BOUCHARD
    • Date of birth:  25 Feb 1994
    • Singles ranking:  7
    • Doubles ranking:  229
    • Sharon FICHMAN
    • Date of birth:  03 Dec 1990
    • Singles ranking:  131
    • Doubles ranking:  89
    • Stephanie DUBOIS
    • Date of birth:  31 Oct 1986
    • Singles ranking:  306
    • Doubles ranking:  694
    • Gabriela DABROWSKI
    • Date of birth:  01 Apr 1992
    • Singles ranking:  201
    • Doubles ranking:  52
  • Team captain Sylvain BRUNEAU

News from the tie

  • Level pegging in Kiev
    The World Group II play-off in Kiev is evenly poised after wins for Elina Svitolina and Sharon Fichman
  • Canada returns to World Group II
    Canada has returned to World Group II for the first time since 2007, after Eugenie Bouchard and Sharon Fichman won the deciding doubles against Elina Svitolina and Lesia Tsurenko

Photos

  • Ukraine Fed Cup team
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Sharon Fichman (CAN)
  • Sharon Fichman (CAN)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Sharon Fichman (CAN)
  • Sharon Fichman (CAN)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Team Canada
  • Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR)
  • Canada fans
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Eugenie Bouchard grimaces after injuring her right ankle (CAN)
  • Ukraine's Fed Cup team
  • Captains Igor Dernovskyi (UKR) and Sylvain Bruneau (CAN)
  • The Canadian team on autograph duty
  • Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)
  • Ukraine v Canada
  • The draw for Ukraine v Canada
  • The Ukraine v Canada doubles teams
  • Canadian captain Sylvain Bruneau
  • Elina Svitolina (UKR) and Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)
  • Tie Summary

    Ukraine will host Canada in this World Group II play-off. This will be the very first meeting between these two nations and both will be desperate to win.

    Ukraine are facing relegation after a 3-1 loss against Spain in the World Group II first round. Ukraine's top young player, Elina Svitolina, almost caused an upset in the opening rubber, narrowly losing 8-6 in the final set to Spain's top player. That was close as Ukraine came to winning a singles match, however, their only point coming in the dead doubles rubber.

    Canada are into the World Group II play-offs following a strong showing in Americas Zone Group I. They won all three of their round robin matches without dropping a set, setting up a final showdown with Brazil. They went 1-0 down but their young star Eugenie Bouchard leveled the tie, before they went on to win the doubles, booking their spot in the play-offs.

  • All-time head to head

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