A Fed Cup tie happened between Canada and Romania. Now they are going to settle things this weekend right here in Montreal at the Maurice Richard Arena. A big plus for Canada is that Genie Bouchard, the world’s seventh ranked female tennis player, has announced that she will be playing.
The event draw happened Friday at the Olympic Stadium tower. The best-of-five tie begins Saturday at Maurice Richard Arena with two singles matches. Montreal’s Francoise Abanda will face Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu, world number 33, on Saturday in the opening singles match of the Fed Cup tie between the countries. Genie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., takes on Alexandra Dulgheru, world number 69, in the second singles contest.
On Sunday, Bouchard will play Begu while Abanda faces Dulgheru in singles before Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowsi and Toronto’s Sharon Fichman take on Andreea Mitu and Raluca Olaru in doubles.
Canada is hoping to hold on to its place in the elite eight-team World Group for 2016.
-Dates: April 18-19, 2015
-Venue: Maurice Richard Arena
-Ticket Purchase: (514) 790-1245 or www.admission.com
-Ticket Prices: Two-day Package: Adults – $17.25 – $34.49
Kids (12 and under) – $11.50
Single Day: $11.50 – $45.99
-Game Times: Saturday and Sunday matches begin at 1:00 p.m.