Canada host Serbia in the 2014 World Group II first round. This will be the third meeting between the two nations and Serbia won the previous two. Their most recent meeting was in the same round in 2011 and Serbia won 3-2.
Canada earned promotion to World Group II following a thrilling 3-2 victory in Ukraine in the World Group II play-offs. Sharon Fichman and Eugenie Bouchard both won a singles rubber before teaming up to win the deciding doubles rubber.
Serbia lost a 5-rubber thriller against Germany in the World Group play-offs and so will compete in World Group II once again. Ana Ivanovic won both of her singles rubbers but it was not enough to prevent Germany winning.