Wozniak Clinches World Group II Spot for Canada
April 25, 2010
Canada’s best singles player came through when it mattered most on Sunday as Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC) propelled her country into World Group II for the first time since 2007.
Wozniak defeated Jorgelina Cravero 6-4, 6-4 in the third rubber of the Canada vs. Argentina Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II best-of-five tie at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal to give the home team an insurmountable 3-0 lead.
The win allows Canada to qualify for the elite World Group in 2011 which assembles the Top 16 tennis nations in the world. Sunday’s victory is Wozniak’s second of the weekend after drawing first blood on Saturday in the tie’s opening match, scoring a convincing straight sets triumph over Paula Ormaechea. She also continues to break her own Canadian Fed Cup record for most wins, a mark which now stands at 34.
Valérie Tétreault (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC), who won her maiden Fed Cup match, in her debut yesterday, will take on Ormaechea in the fourth rubber while Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) and Marie-Ève Pelletier (Repentigny, QC) will team up in the fifth doubles rubber against Victoria Bosio and Aranza Salut.